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    Crack in the Ground Trail

    Four Craters Lava Bed Wilderness Study Area, Oregon
    Distance0.8mi
    Elevation Gain96ft
    Trailhead Elevation4,482ft
    Top4,485ft
    Elevation Min/Max4452/4485ft
    Elevation Start/End4482/4482ft

    Crack in the Ground Trail

    Crack in the Ground Trail is a hiking trail in Lake County, Oregon. It is within Four Craters Lava Bed Wilderness Study Area. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 4,482 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 96 feet. The Crack in the ground parking is near the trailhead. There are also restrooms.
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    Hiking Southern Oregon (Falcon Guides)
    Art Bernstein and Zach Urness
    "In the Christmas Valley desert, a trail runs along the bottom of this exquisitely beautiful, 2-mile-long crack in an immense, nearly level field of lava rock. The recommended route enters on the bottom of the crack and forms a loop by returning along the ridge. The contrast between inside and outside the crack is dramatic. Inside can be 20 to 30 degrees cooler, which makes for excellent summer hiking. The vegetation is also completely different. Outside the crack, look for western juniper, sagebrush, and a few ponderosa pines. Inside the crack is much greener and moister. The rim can get very hot in midsummer. The road is snowed over in midwinter and can get muddy in spring." Read more

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    Four Craters Lava Bed Wilderness Study Area
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    Hiking Southern Oregon

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