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Cool, simple hike, worth a look!

The Inyo Crater sign is a little hard to see, turning off the road (Mammoth scenic road to June... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
Southern Calif.
Hubby liked it more than I did

We visited the craters today and I was completely underwhelmed by them. However, even though it was... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
San Jose CA
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Mammoth Scenic LP, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

The Inyo Crater sign is a little hard to see, turning off the road (Mammoth scenic road to June Lake), so be on the lookout! The dirt road to the parking lot of the start of the hike to the craters is a little rough...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We visited the craters today and I was completely underwhelmed by them. However, even though it was a mile and a half drive on a dirt road it was relatively easy to get to. And the walk itself through the forest was delightful and not...More

1  Thank SJtravellers
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We drove out to Inyo Craters. The turn off for it is on the Mammoth Lakes Drive (which is between highway 395 and Mammoth Lakes Village.). We drove the dirt road (its a bit rugged at times) to take a look at Inyo Craters. From...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 16 August 2017

To get here, your car will be on a gravel road for a bit so make sure it can handle it. There are a couple of trails that lead to the top. We took the one at the end of the parking lot. It's a...More

Thank BeachsideMartinis
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

You'll drive until you reach a downed tree. There's a turn out and three large cars can fit. There are two trails that are about 1/2 mile to the crater. It's an easy walk.

1  Thank sandyjyork
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Super interesting to see. Lots of tall trees along trail, and is at elevation, so it is cooler than many trails. Good if you want to squeeze in an activity in the afternoon but not kill yourself. Was not at all crowded. Bathroom at trailhead....More

1  Thank SCVerMF
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

600-rear-old craters in an unexpected place. Requires an uphill trek through lush Jeffrey pines. Even in the rain it was a beautiful experience

1  Thank Sharlyn W
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Another hike I made with a bad back/foot. I am so proud of my self and I am so happy I did it!!! We did get a bit lost looking for the trail head, don't ask. We were told the craters were right off the...More

1  Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Want to burn off some calories without burning the gas in your vehicle? Visit these little visited craters just outside of Mammoth. Whatever direction your coming from, Hwy 395 or the June Lake Loop, watch for a small brown Park sign for the Inyo Craters....More

Thank Tahititiare
Reviewed 25 August 2015

These craters were quite impressive, especially the colour of the water, but I can't say it was worth the risk of a puncture on the un-paved road. There is a sign warning of the road conditions at the turnoff from the main road. We had...More

2  Thank Dean H
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