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Ubehebe Crater Loop

Intermediate
 4.4 (8) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A flat trail to an amazing volcano that will flat wear you out.


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1.8

Miles

2.9

KM

Loop

2,850' 869 m

High

2,525' 770 m

Low

347' 106 m

Up

358' 109 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs No Dogs

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Overview

See the 1/2 mile wide Ubehebe Crater, and utterly wear yourself out in the process!

Need to Know

Bring plenty of water.

Description

This trail, while being flat and not that long, will absolutely wear you out. Combine the wind, heat, and cinder/sand mix on the trail and you'll be happy to have seen it, and happy to make it back to your car. This trail winds around on the rim of the crater, and at the halfway point you can take side trails to see the other major crater, Hebe, or if you are really feeling your oats, take the crater floor trail and feel the burn all 375 vertical feet back up to the top! The views along the rim leave you awestruck and the evidence of the power that litters the ground all around you serves to remind you of just how small we are on this planet!

Flora & Fauna

At night you'll see small critters, snakes etc.

Contacts

Shared By:

Chris Davis

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 8 votes

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  4.4 from 8 votes
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Looking down into Ubehebe
Apr 23, 2018 near Big Pine, CA
Feeling on the fence..
Mar 31, 2020 near Big Pine, CA

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Mar 7, 2020
Andrii Khmelkov
Jan 28, 2020
Tom Herr
Circumferential hike around steam-formed crater. Fun views to enjoy. Small crater on the backside. Cinder trail with strong wind. 1.8mi
Jan 19, 2020
Suzie Kang
1.8mi
Jan 12, 2020
Marisa Pashby
Nov 30, 2019
Tracy Mellison
10h 10m
Nov 30, 2019
Denis Mizetski
Oct 4, 2019
Scott S
Hiked to bottom of crater
Mar 9, 2019
Ross Polk
Walked into the crater, almost got blown away