Crater Mountain Loop

Total Miles


2,495.52 ft


2 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter, Summer

Trail Overview

This is a nice easy trail. The first 7 miles are smooth and 2 cars wide, with some small washouts. In a SXS, you can dive comfortably at about 30 MPH or faster. The next 4 miles is a tight single-car wide trail that is gravel and will slow the speed down to about 5 MPH. At the 12-mile marker, there are some spurs that lead to Cometti Mine and Cleveland Mine. Both mines have nice views and good lunch or break spots. The view is awesome in the evening. The last 7 miles are fast with turns under the power lines. This is a good evening ride with great views.


Most 2-wheel drive cars should make the loop as long as you have ground clearance and dirt tires. The gravel area would be the most challenging for a 2-wheel drive car.

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Access Description

You can enter the trail off Sepsey Street just west of Highway 395 in Big Pine.

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