Paulina Falls Fine Art Print
Newberry National Volcanic Monument
Paulina Falls is one of the iconic sights inside the wondrous Newberry Crater National Volcanic Monument. At 80 feet tall, these twin waterfalls make a family friendly highlight during visits to the remarkable Newberry National Volcanic Monument.
Newberry Crater National Volcanic Monument encompasses over 54,000 acres with a high point at 7,985 foot tall Paulina Peak. Other highlights of this volcanic wonder include Eastlake,Paulina Lake, Paulina Peak, and the Big Obsidian flow.
Located about 45 minutes from the beautiful town of Bend,Oregon, Newberry Crater and Paulina Falls make for a great half day trip. Sunsets from the top of Paulina Peak are especially stunning.
Paulina Falls can be accessed via the Peter Scene Ogden Trail, which courses by other waterfalls, including McKay Crossing Falls. The falls are created where Paulina Creek, exits from Paulina Lake and plunges over a volcanic ledge. View Points of the falls are easily accessible for families as a nondescript yet attractive trail that follows Paulina Creek upstream to its outlet from Paulina Lake. Near the outlet is the quaint Paulina Lake Lodge and its associated marina. During summer months, the lodge is open for dining, offering a welcome respite for hungry adventurers seeking sustenance and shelter from the summer sun.
When hiking off trail at Newberry crater, be wary of black bears. While not known to be aggressive, black bears are present at Newberry and the surrounding national monument. Coincidentally, miniature black bears, know as Lava Bears once populated Newberry Crater and the surrounding high desert. Lava Bears the mascot of Bend High School, have been extinct since 1934.