Paulina Falls is located in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument which is just outside of La Pine, Oregon.
Paulina Falls is a double falls and is best viewed from the lower viewpoint. It’s a short hike but definitely worth it.
From the parking area get on the paved path that soon splits, go right first and quickly get to the upper viewpoint. It’s not the best view since it’s only of the top of the waterfalls. Head back the other way on the trail and it turns to dirt where you will take a long switchback down to a short bridge and the lower viewpoint. There are lots of downed trees and large rocks in the creek and the base of the waterfalls which are very interesting. Head back out the way you came in.
Distance: .5 mile (easy)
Elevation: 125 feet (easy)
Pet Friendly: Yes
Good For: All ages
Parking Fee: NW Forest Pass or Newberry entrance pass
Seasons: Summer through early Fall