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Cinder Hills OHV Area

Unique area of volcanoes and volcanic ash

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Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 16.6 miles
Duration: Half day
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Overview:  Route described here is just a small sample of this 13,500-acre area of volcanic cinder cones, craters and pine forest. Open to... more »

Tips:  Temporary fire restrictions may be in effect. Always call ahead to verify area usage.

Trail conditions can change without notice.... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Start Here

Turn right on Forest Road 776, a wide, easy road. Unlicensed vehicles should NOT unload here. Staging area is provided down the road a short distance.

2. Staging Area

Large parking and staging area. Ramps are provided to unload unlicensed vehicles. Camping is allowed from this point east.

3. Forest Road 777

Turn Right on Forest Road 777.

4. End Gravel Road

After passing information board with rules and regulations, gravel road ends. Follow red stakes and tracklog, although exact route is not critical.

5. Little Cinder Basin

Roads converge at Little Cinder Basin. Continue east through swale as road climbs quickly.

6. Top of Hill

Reach top of hill. Swing north up extremely steep hill to top of Double Crater.

7. Double Crater

Arrive at start of loop that goes around edge of Double Crater at total of 1.7 miles. Return the way you came or via other alternative routes. Lots to explore.