Earthquake Fault Trail

Difficulty
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Very Easy
Duration
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0.5h
Distance
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0.5 km
Elevation
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5 m
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Directions to Trailhead

The Earthquake Fault Trail is a short and easily accessible route that is appropriate for all skill levels and families with young children. The trail takes you to a set of deep earthquake fault lines that showcase the power of the geological forces beneath the ground. Along with the intriguing geology, the route boasts scenic vistas of the surrounding Inyo National Forest landscape.

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Route Description for Earthquake Fault Trail

While the Earthquake Fault Trail is not considered to be a difficult route, it is important that you are mindful when traversing around the deep fault line cravases. As some of the fault lines run rather deep into the earth, an untimely fall here could result in injury, and so you should ensure that you are careful with your footing and that you keep an eye on young children.

With your vehicle parked, make your way to the Earthquake Fault Overlook Trail. Follow the trail as it makes its way north, where you will soon arrive at the route's namesake - the Earthquake Fault lines themselves. Take some time to carefully explore the imposing craveses before backtracking your steps towards the trailhead. If interested, you can also extend the route slightly by following the Earthquake Fault Trail as it makes its way south to a scenic vista.

Getting to the Earthquake Fault Trail Trailhead

The trailhead for Earthquake Fault Trail is located at a parking lot off of Earthquake Falls Parking Access Road.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    No

  • When to do

    Year Round

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Lollipop

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