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Panum Crater Outer Rim Trail

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 4.5 (2)

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


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1.5

Miles

2.3

KM

Loop

6,950' 2,119 m

High

6,774' 2,065 m

Low

276' 84 m

Up

278' 85 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

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 hike 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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Tilman Giese

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 2 votes

#2

in Mono Lake

#7971

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  4.5 from 2 votes
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#2

in Mono Lake

#755

in California

#7,971

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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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Jun 28, 2020
Mai Tran
Nov 11, 2018
Tilman Giese