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Crater Rim Trail #3957

Intermediate
 4.0 (2)

A beautiful, high-desert, sandy singletrack.


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Map Key

20.0

Miles

32.3

KM

92%

Runnable

7,758' 2,365 m

High

6,354' 1,937 m

Low

2,537' 773 m

Up

2,538' 774 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake · Views

Runner Notes

Bring plenty of water as access is limited to refill at East Lake campground about half way through the run. When I ran it in a light snowpack year, there were still patches of snow for a half mile on the northern edge of the rim.

Description

The Crater Rim Trail #3957 circumnavigates the Newberry Volcano Rim in Central Oregon. The high desert trail features sandy singletrack with views of the Cascades in the distance and both Paulina and East Lakes down below.

There are trail maps available on site and on the internet, but the established trails are all very well marked and linking them together is pretty clear.

The eastern edge of this route allows for an option to stay up high along the rim, or to drop down close to the lake if you need to refill with water near the campground.

You can take a few side treks to reach both Paulina Peak and North Paulina Peak to extend the overall distance to around 21 miles, or use the outermost trails to extend your run to 23-24+ miles.

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Shared By:

Josh Gum

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  4.0 from 2 votes

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#314

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#10,120

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Photos

Paulina (left) and East Lake (right) from Paulina Peak.
Aug 1, 2016 near La Pine, OR
Good view of the lake.
Sep 5, 2017 near La Pine, OR
Starting to see east lake!
Sep 5, 2017 near La Pine, OR
Paulina Lake.
Sep 5, 2017 near La Pine, OR
Stunning rocks...
Sep 5, 2017 near La Pine, OR
Paulina Peak unpaved road as lake is seen
Mar 19, 2019 near La Pine, OR

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