• This short interpretive trail begins and ends at the Earthquake Fault parking and picnic area off Highway 203. Stroll through old-growth red fir and Jeffrey pine forest to explore this unique and relatively recent geological feature: a deep fissure in a flow of volcanic rock, in places as narrow as 10 feet wide and as deep as 60 feet, that lines up with the Inyo-Mono Craters.

  • This short interpretive trail begins and ends at the Earthquake Fault parking and picnic area off Highway 203. Stroll through old-growth red fir and Jeffrey pine forest to explore this unique and relatively recent geological feature: a deep fissure in a flow of volcanic rock, in places as narrow as 10 feet wide and as deep as 60 feet, that lines up with the Inyo-Mono Craters.

Trail Alerts

  • 05/22/2017: Thanks to the drought busting winter of 2017, trails above 9000 feet are still covered in snow.

Conditions Update

  • 07/07/2017: This trail is clear of snow.
  • Trail Activities

    • Hiking

    Public Services

    Trail Information

    • Typical grade 10% - (Maximum 15% for 100 feet)
    • Typical cross slope 1% - (Maximum None% for None feet)
    • Typical width at trail surface 7 feet
    • Mixed
    • There is one known step 7" in height located along this trail.
    • A standard ramp is 8%. Conditions subject to change.

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