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North Crater Trail

Intermediate
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Get three volcanos in one spectacular trip.


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1.8

Miles

2.9

KM

85%

Runnable

6,164' 1,879 m

High

5,852' 1,784 m

Low

278' 85 m

Up

458' 140 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

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Features Birding · Geological Significance · Historical Significance · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Park near the Snow Cone and Spatter Cones. After checking them out keep moving around the south side of the Big Craters. Soon the trail will turn and climb up to the lip of the first crater. Check out the views as you run the rim headed north. In spring, there is often a tiny lake at the bottom of the craters.

Next you'll drop down and cross several lava flows on your way to North Crater with views of Silent Cone to the West. The North Crater is 6244ft (taller than the Inferno Cone by 63 feet). As you work your way around the slopes of North Crater you'll have views of the campground and the North Crater Flow.

The trail comes out at it's own parking lot just a hop and a skip South of North Crater Flow Trail and Campground Trail.

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Joseph States

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Photos

View of the distant hills along the North Crater Trail
Dec 13, 2020 near Arco, ID
Cliffs over the Big Craters
Dec 13, 2020 near Arco, ID
Craters of the Moon
May 3, 2018 near Arco, ID

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