Explore the most popular Camping trails in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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rocky
1 month ago

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rocky
2 months ago

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rocky
2 months ago

Beautiful hike. The trail isn’t the best marked at the river crossing hiking in from Twin Lakes so be on the look out. It’s a bit overgrown this year so bring your tick spray, other than that it’s beautiful straightforward hike.

Initial classic granitic gives way to fascinating volcanic formations the majority of hike. Nice mix of meadows, forested areas & stream crossings w/outstanding wildflowers @ their peak after a very wet year. Raymond lake backdrop @ sunrise is as good as it gets.

I only hiked from Ebbetts Pass to Raymond Meadow Creek, so I'll review that first half. It had been recommended to me as a trail that's good for someone recovering from an ankle sprain, and it was. The trail is largely packed earth with few rocks. Little elevation change and once I got out into the hillside traverse, it was flat. The trail was interesting at first. The geology and vegetation change every 15 min. Sandy and shrubby to forested with white granite boulders to dry with odd piles of white rock. But then we break out into the open, and it just wasn't my thing. Sunscoured hillside with scrubby grasses and shrubs. Nowhere to hide from the sun. The volcanic ridges were fascinating if intimidating. I confess that arid places kind of wig me out. I blame my New England upbringing. Water supply is uncertain! I had planned to filter water at Raymond Meadow Creek, which looked like a substantial creek on my map, but it was bone dry. Fortunately, there is still snow this year even this late into Aug., so I was able to get water from a melting snow patch.

Most difficult hike I have ever completed. In my mid 50's, the steep grades seemed to never end in combination with increase in altitude was grueling on me physically. Went with my younger boys who kept me motivated to get to Tamarack Lake. This was one of those hikes you will remember for a lifetime... so glad I pushed through the pain.

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bugs
muddy
no shade
over grown
rocky
scramble
snow
3 months ago

similar to the last reviewer the start of this is in the shade of you start early enough, but the main climb is not. I tracked closer to 9 mi than the 8 listed and there is an extra stream crossing right now due to high water flow, feels good though. the mosquitos didn't really come out until the uphill between the two lakes but then they came with a vengeance, bring deet. there is an additional stream crossing and then the last 1/4 mi or the trail is covered in snow so you do have to scramble around to get to tamarack lake. overall I wouldn't do this hike again. it's a bit overgrown and parts are unnecessarily steep when they had space to put in switchbacks.

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over grown
scramble
snow
4 months ago

Was a great hike this weekend. The main side of the creek was very overgrown so had to cross over to the other side. The last 3/4 mile is all snowed out with a rocky scramble / snowpack mix to get up to the lake.

Awesome hike. A lot of different sceneries- all beautiful. Definitely bring a hiking pole, you will need it towards the very end (the lake) when you’re jumping from rock to rock. Short legged dogs might have trouble with this part of the hike.

This a great little hike. It is steep and challenging but not technical. I hiked it for an overnight trip with a seven and four year old but any further would have been too much for them.

A lot of elevation gain, up and down. Very remote. Only saw 20 people for first 21.5 miles. 40 people from Frogs Lake to Carson Pass.

Was recommended by someone to go here for snowshoeing we couldn’t find the trail due to all the snow.

A deceptively hard hike with big elevation gain, worth it with such a beautiful clear lake at the end. More small lakes are beyond and the center peak can be seen from 395. Had snow in September, one of my favorite hikes of all time.

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