Obsidian Dome Loop
ElevationAscent: 562' 171 m
Descent: -562' -171 m
High: 8,329' 2,539 m
Low: 7,862' 2,396 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)
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“An easy run around an amazing geologic feature.”— B L
This large dome is located west of Highway 395, north of Mammoth Lakes. Ample parking is available and you can park closer to the dome if preferred.
The path is unmistakable and may be taken in either direction around the dome. The western side is more forested than the eastern side and it can be very hot in the summer, so bring water. There is at least one path on the southern side that will take runners up onto the dome for the adventurous spirits.
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Land Manager: USFS - Inyo National Forest Office