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Ubehebe Crater Loop

Intermediate
 4.4 (11) 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°)

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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 11 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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May 21, 2022
alex carlton
An unbelievable hike showcasing 4 craters and the massive one was formed by lava and steam that blew up the place hiked inside the crater — 4h 00m
Feb 28, 2022
Jiye Kim
Dec 15, 2021
Kelly B
Nov 11, 2021
William Bean
Jun 23, 2021
Attila Kertesz
Apr 19, 2021
Lulu Kablawi
Mar 21, 2021
Kristy Van
must do and think about the eruption. and molten lava, now small pebbles underfoor. k didn't fall — 2h 00m
Mar 3, 2021
Bear Rinehart