Looking for a great trail in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, California? AllTrails has 22 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 10 hard trails in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest ranging from 7.9 to 23.6 miles and from 5,928 to 10,935 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!





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Great short hike along the PCT. It was fun to chat with the PCT thru hikers. Stunning views of Lower Kinney Lake.

9 days ago

Nice hike. Snow on the trail made it a little difficult to navigate a few spots. Still an easy hike to a gorgeous lake. We didn't look for the 2nd lake. So not sure if we were at upper or lower Kinney Lake. Dogs loved it. Snow and water for my lab and he was in heaven.

10 days ago

There are spectacular views on the way up. The lake is pretty but a lot of people there. I spoke with several people and no one even saw a fish much less catch any. The hike description says you hike by the river for a mile, but there is no access to the river most of it is pretty far from the river. The trail head is actually in the camp ground. There is a few parking spots in the camp ground otherwise park West of the camp ground and walk across the nice big bridge. This hike is more boardline moderate than easy in my opinion.

off road driving
11 days ago

I would totally recommend this trail for the sole reason of all the ghost town remnants. The trail is super easy.

over grown
21 days 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.

Easy trail, stock vehicle for sure. The road going down to the lake was full of potholes, but still do able. More's station was a good stop and historical site. It is very dusty so give those around the courtesy.

Great hike, almost 9 miles. Great views and lots of flowing water. Still had snow on top but the trail is marked well. we were the only people at the lake as I think the road in is still undriveable.

1 month ago

Great trail for hiking to off-road vehicles. Went in June ‘19 after long winter. Few nice primitive campground areas. Few side road trails inaccessible and gated. Beautiful views once you hit tree line from Verdi side (where we started out). Once you get to Stampede Reservoir, the road is paved highway to I-80 at Hirschdale Rd.

What a lovely snow trek! fireroad makes its easier to navigate. lots of bears and wildlife. Although, id probabaly avoid this hike during the summer months and just drive up it instead.

Beautiful. Too much snow for me to make it to Burnside Lake.

outstanding. easy access on roads with a good suv or pickup. if you're a sensitive u can get orbs on ur camera. great views quiet. you can drive up the hill with 4x4 and there are graves up there and spectacular views. tip. get the gps coordinates and u will get right there with no issues.

2 months ago

Rode on horseback the first week of May. Large snow drifts we're blocking road/trail in 4 places. Very hard for horses to cross. Finally made it to cabin. In spite of snow, it was a very nice ride, loved the cabin. Want to go back.

Wanted to make it all the way to Verdi Peak but to much snow over the pass. Couldn’t see the trail.

A little difficult for us to find the town but definitely worth it. More of a driving trail than hiking, but the views and mountains are spectacular.

I do not recommend walking or running on this trail, drive to the top and go from there, it's a vehicle access road.

off road driving
3 months ago

Drove in with trucks. SUV would be find getting in too. Nice little adventure. Not a terrible road and the buildings are really cool. Hiked up the canyon behind the hotel and got some cool pictures.

I took my daughter and friend up to Pine Grove. This place never disappoints, definitely has the "wow" factor.

5 months ago

We went 01/27/2019. Trail was super muddy and icy. There were quite a few cars driving pass us and none slowed down when passing us so we got sprayed with mud. It was a steady incline for most of the way and we still enjoyed the hike.

off road driving
7 months ago

Easy in and out. SUVs and trucks can get there without 4wd if dry. Lots of other trails for great views but 4wd is a must if you opt in to do them. Parked a few times and hiked. Went on a Tuesday. We were the only ones out there.

9 months ago

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.

Perhaps I was lucky but I found it pretty easy to stay on use trails most of the way up past Noble Lake. They fade in and out a bit, but with some route finding skills and a map or GPS it seemed pretty simple to stay on track. After reaching the saddle it’s an almost continual climb to the top, only broken up by several false summits! Definitely a leg killer but the views all the way up are well worth it. I actually found the hardest bit to be at the end having to climb out of Noble Creek Canyon on tired legs!

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.

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