dogs on leash
off road driving
The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest's spectacular 6.3 million acres makes it the largest national forest in the lower 48 states. Located in Nevada and a small portion of eastern California, the Forest offers year-round recreation of all types.
Winter Wonderland, galore!!! I just did this trail again today (February 2, 2017) despite it supposedly being "closed" for the season. There are no signs stating it is closed or not to proceed, and the parking lot is open. Though I was the only car in it, and passed absolutely nobody else all day. Only singing birds to keep me company! It usually takes me 2 1/2 hours out and back, but took just over 4 today, due to the conditions. But, WORTH it!! There is a fair amount of mud for the first 1/4th or so of the trail, but it then becomes snow. I had good snow/hiking boots, and that was enough, despite there being a lot of snow once you get into the forest. There are a few more small streams to cross than usual, and more care has to be taken in spots where the trail is even more narrow than it usually is due to erosion from the weather, but totally doable and so worth the semi-frozen waterfall at the top! Do it if you have the opportunity....what a sublime experience! See uploaded photos :-)
Chris S. on Cathedral Rock Trail
Great hike, not very difficult for most part. Great payoff at the summit.
Beautiful trail! The snow was pretty packed so the snow shoes weren't completely necessary, but I was still really thankful I had them at several points throughout the hike. My dog loved it too! Would definitely love to do this hike again, both in snow and warmer weather.