Easy Hikes

Mountain View Nature Trail - .3 Mile LOOP - EASy

  • A leisurely and informational walk through pinyon and juniper trees
  • Located next to the Lehman Caves Visitor Center
  • 80' of elevation gain
  • Trailhead elevation: 6,825 feet

 

sky islands forest TRAIL - .4 Mile loop - EASY

  • This wheelchair-accessible trail winds through a high alpine conifer forest
  • Access from the Bristlecone Parking Lot at the top of Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive
  • No elevation gain, virtually level
  • Trailhead elevation: 9,800 feet

 

OSCEOLA DITCH TRAIL - .3 Mile EACH WAY - easy

  • An interpretive trail which follows a historic water ditch, used in 1880s gold mining ventures
  • Access from Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive, 4.6 mi from the NV 488 turn off
  • 100' of elevation gain
  • Trailhead elevation: 8,400 feet

 

grey cliffs - .5 Mile EACH WAY - mild

  • Inside these steep limestone cliffs is the longest cave system in Nevada (caves accessible only by special permit)
  • Access from Baker Creek Road, 1.5 mi from the NV 488 turn off
  • 300' of elevation gain
  • Trailhead elevation: 7,200 feet

 

Moderate Hikes

alpine lakes Trail - 2.7 Miles loop - Mild-moderate

  • Experience two unique alpine lakes and close-up views of the high peaks of the South Snake Range
  • Access from the Bristlecone Parking Lot at the top of Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive
  • 600' of elevation gain
  • Trailhead elevation: 9,800 feet

 

bristlecone interpretive trail - 1.4 Miles each way - Moderate

  • Much easier to summit than its neighbor, Wheeler Peak, Bald Mountain offers fine views of surrounding peaks
  • Access from the Bristlecone Parking Lot at the top of Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive
  • 1,600' of elevation gain
  • Trailhead elevation: 9,800 feet

 

bald mountain - 3 Miles - Moderate

  • Much easier to summit than its neighbor, Wheeler Peak, Bald Mountain offers fine views of surrounding peaks
  • Access from the Bristlecone Parking Lot at the top of Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive
  • 1,600' of elevation gain
  • Trailhead elevation: 9,800 feet

Difficult Hikes

lehman creek Trail - 3 Miles one way - challenging

  • The scenic hike climbs through several diverse habitats, including aspen stands and sub-alpine meadows
  • Access from Upper Lehman Campground, 1.5 mi from the NV 488 turn off
  • 2,050' of elevation gain
  • Trailhead elevation: 7,750 feet

 

wheeler peak summit trail - 4.3 Miles each way - strenuous

  • Climb to the highest peak in Great Basin National Park for spectacular views
  • Access from the Summit Trail parking lot.
  • 2,900' of elevation gain
  • Trailhead elevation:  10,160'

 

baker lake Trail - 6 Miles each way - strenuous

  • Travel through diverse habitats - a great place to  see birds, animals and wildflowers
  • The trail begins at the end of Baker Creek Road
  • 2,620' of elevation gain
  • Trailhead elevation: 8,000'

 

south fork baker creek/johnson lake Trail - 5.6 Miles each way - strenuous

  • This trail splits off from the Baker Lake Trail and follows the South Fork of Baker Creek.
  • The trail joins with Johnson Lake Trail, passing historic Johnson Lake Mine just before the lake.  Warning: do not enter any mine structures!
  • 2,740' of elevation gain
  • Trailhead elevation: 8,000'
 

johnson lake trail from snake creek - 3.7 Miles each way - moderate - strenuous

  • This shorter, steeper route to Johnson Lake offers great views of the Snake Creek drainage before reaching the lake and the historic Johnson Lake mining area.
  • The trail begins at the end of Snake Creek
  • 2420' of elevation gain
  • Trailhead elevation: 8,320'
 

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