Big Obsidian Flow (Summer)

The Big Obsidian Flow is located in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument which is in La Pine, Oregon.

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The Big Obsidian flow is a one mile interpretive trail that takes you through obsidian (black glass) and pumice. There are 7 signs along the way and great views of Paulina Lake. It’s also worth mentioning that this is a great area for bird watching!

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From the parking area follow the paved path that leads you to a stairway. The stairs take you up to the flow where you wind through obsidian and pumice for a mile. There are many benches and viewpoints along the way.

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Distance: 1 mile

Elevation: 50 feet

Difficulty: Easy

Pet Friendly: No, the obsidian can easily cut dogs paws.

Goo For: All ages

Bathrooms: Yes

Parking Fee: There are fees to enter the monument and some additional parking fees.

Seasons: Spring through fall.

Popular: Yes

Overall: Very interesting area with nice views.

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