California’s Great Beyond

Panum Crater Trail

  • Forest Service Road off Hwy 120 E @ ~3 miles (Lee Vining).
  • Lee Vining, CA 93541
  • Phone: (760) 647-3044

Hike around and into a volcano near Mono Lake on the Panum Crater Trail. Panum Crater is a plug-dome volcano that erupted in 1320 AD. It is within the Mono Basin Scenic Area off Highway 120 east of Highway 395. A great half-day trip from Mammoth Lakes with a gentle two-mile path that is well-marked.