The Crane Mountain National Recreation Trail, or Crane Mountain Tr161, is a ridgeline ascent from Rogger Meadow 11mi to Crane Mountain.
Beyond Crane Mountain, the trail continues 7mi to California.
The first 8mi are fairly moderate, with half of the elevation gain occurring in the final 3.4mi Crane Mountain ascent.
Stats are for the section to Crane Mountain, but the entire trail is shown, along with some snowmobile trails and a section of the Fremont National Recreation Trail, which can be combined in a variety of loops.
North of SR140 is the Walker TH. The trail continues Northward for 12mi to the Fremont NRT trail.
To access the NRT, Go 9mi north from Lakeview on SR395, then go right on CR2-13 (which turns into FR012) for 2mi to the Mill trailhead. Ride the Fremont NRT to Crane Mt Tr161, then go south.
Directions to the trailhead are a bit complicated. From Lakeview Ranger District Office, go on US395N for 2.5mi, turn right on SR140 and go for 8mi to FR3615. Walker TH: Go left on FR3615then continue for 4.5mi. Rogger Meadow TH: Go turn right on FR3615. Start the ride from here or go .5mi and turn right on old SR140W (Clover Flat Rd 2-20) and go for 1.4mi then turn left on FR3915. Crane Mt TH: Continue on FR3915S for 9mi then turn right on FR4011. Go on FR4011 for 2.5mi, then turn left on FR012 and go .25mi to the TH. FR4011, past the turn off to the trailhead, goes to the top of Crane Mountain. If you choose to drive to the top of Crane Mt., the road is very rough and steep.
Crane Mountain Trail 161
Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.