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Panum Crater Outer Rim Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

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1.5 mile 2.3 kilometer loop
85% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 276' 84 m
Descent: -278' -85 m
High: 6,950' 2,119 m
Low: 6,774' 2,065 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Tilman Giese

A run on top of the outer rim of the Panum Crater with stunning views of Mono Lake.

Tilman Giese

Features Geological Significance · Views · Wildflowers

Description

This trail follows the outer rim of the Panum Crater and rewards you with far reaching views across Mono Lake. Most of the trail surface is deep volcanic sand which makes the run somewhat strenuous, especially on some of the steeper sections. The rim is not very level, instead it moves up and down considerably. The trail starts and ends at the Panum Crater Plug Trail, just a few hundred yards from the parking area and is very easy to follow. The outer rim is lower than the inner rim, so you won't be able to get a glimpse of the center of the crater.

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#3

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#16350

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#3

in Mono Lake

#1,705

in California

#16,350

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Sunset over Mono Lake.
Oct 21, 2019 near Mammoth…, CA
The Panum Crater Plug Trail is lined with yellow wildflowers.
Jun 23, 2017 near Mammoth…, CA

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