Rogger Meadow to Crane Mountain Tr161

3D view of Rogger Meadow to Crane Mountain Trail #161

Overall: 7

Aerobic: 6

Technical: 5

Steepness: 5

Flow: 6

Singletrack: 100%

The Crane Mountain National Recreation Trail, or Crane Mountain Tr161, is a ridgeline ascent from Rogger Meadow 11mi to Crane Mountain.




Avg: 23mi



Elevation Change

Avg Ascent:3800'

Ascent Incline



Avg: 4hr





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.

Directions: See text above. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Rogger Meadow to Crane Mountain Trail #161 Topo Map

OAB Directions

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Crane Mountain Area Topo Map

  • TH: The first 2.7mi circumnavigate Rogger peak, repeatedly crossing FR146 between .5mi and 1.1mi, then paralleling FR147 and FR146 before breaking away at 2.7mi.
  • 2.7mi: Just past the Rogger summit, the trail moderately descends, crossing FR281 (FR3915 access road) at 4.6mi.
  • 5.9mi: Moderate climb to Red Peak, the first of several increasingly intense climbs to the Crane Mountain summit. Cross FR264 at 6.5mi, then cross FR285 at 7.45mi.
  • 8.3mi: Climb 800' over 1mi, then cross over to start another ridgeline ascent near Willow Point.
  • 11.5mi: Crane Mountain summit. Continue South or head back to the TH.



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Crane Mountain Trail 161





Trail Rankings

Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.

  • Overall Rating: Ride quality and challenge
  • Aerobic: Ascent challenge
  • Technical Difficulty: Terrain challenge
  • Steepness: Average incline
  • Flow: Uninterrupted riding
  • Elevation Change: Total elevation gain
  • Ride Difficulty: Terrain challenge






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