Paulina Peak with an elevation of 7,984 feet, is about 4,000 feet higher than the terrain surrounding the volcano. There is a gravel fire road that winds to the top. This is a gruelling climb for someone from New Jersey like me,, an 8000 foot elevation. Air please ! The trail head starts about 1000 feet from the peak. It is a pretty tight sigletrack for approximatley 19 miles.The end of the trail dumps you right in the parking lot where you left your car. To get to the top of Paulina's Peak,, is about 7 miles from the parking lot up the gravel fire road. So,, approx 25-26 miles total.. You have to climb to the top to see the views. This is not a technical ride by any means,, it is just a great workout and quite a scenic tour. The trail is mostly rolling hills,, up and down,, few roots from trees to go over,, and lots of cinder and volcanic ash all over. Soft terrain. The last 3-4 miles is a downhill bomber,, with a few rail road tie sized wood to jump over. Then that dumps right out into the parking lot. Nice ride.