Great Basin NP - Visitor Center Nature Trail

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Great Basin NP - Visitor Center Nature Trail is a 0.4 mile loop trail located near Baker, NV and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

0.4 miles 51 feet Loop

kid friendly

hiking

Views of surrounding peaks, natural cave entrance, intro to flora of the region I usually wouldn't list this as a hike, but you might have some time to kill while waiting for your tour. The visitor center itself is small, and the videos of the park, while worth watching, are rather short. So, if you are like me, and you do have a bit of extra time, you'll find yourself reading the interpretive signs introducing the flora of the pinyon/scrub area of the Great Basin. You'll read interesting factoids about the Juniper, Mormon Tea, Pinyon, and others. You'll also get to see the natural entrance to Lehman Caves, where once upon a time visitors entered. It's blocked with a gate to allow bats safe passage. If you have the time, the trail is right there.

hiking
7 months ago

Fine, short interpretive trail behind the visitors center. Enjoyed a stroll here after emerging from a couple of hours in my cave, underground.

hiking
2 years ago

Easy trail around the Lehman Caves visitor center. Views of the surrounding mountains, the Rhoades cabin, and the natural cave entrance

hiking
2 years ago

There were some signs with information. Other signs had been removed (vandals I suppose). It probably would have been better had we gotten the self guided trail information before going on the hike.