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Obsidian Flow Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (5)

This trail is an easy hike with great close-up views of an obsidian flow.


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0.5

Miles

0.8

KM

Point to Point

6,587' 2,008 m

High

6,393' 1,949 m

Low

194' 59 m

Up

71' 22 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

Family Friendly Kids will enjoy the spectacle of traveling over the obsidian flow.

Do not move, destroy, or take any rocks.

Description

This is a short trail that provides a fun look at a massive obsidian flow in Newberry Crater. The tread is comprised of abrasive volcanic glass, so leave your favorite pair of shoes at home and opt for a cheap pair!

Further, dogs should be left at home unless they have rugged booties for their feet.

Flora & Fauna

None... it's just rock.

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Shared By:

Casey Tucker

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  4.2 from 5 votes

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#324

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Obsidian.
Sep 5, 2017 near La Pine, OR
Hiker for scale, dead center. The trail is not very visible when you're looking around, but you'll know it when you see it.
Oct 25, 2021 near La Pine, OR
Looking up. You can see two hikers in the middle of the photo at the horizon for scale.
Oct 25, 2021 near La Pine, OR
Obsidian.
Sep 5, 2017 near La Pine, OR
Obsidian, with peak in background.
Sep 5, 2017 near La Pine, OR
Obsidian!
Sep 5, 2017 near La Pine, OR

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Sep 29, 2021
Michelle Plumb
1mi — 1h 00m
Aug 31, 2021
Andrew Scheuerer
It's obsidian. 0.7mi
Aug 28, 2020
Cameron Booth
Definitely wear appropriate hiking boots for this one – we saw people in flip-flops having a MISERABLE time of it. Fascinating geology! 0.7mi — 0h 23m
Aug 26, 2018
Dman Smith
May 26, 2018
Amina Lea