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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off road driving
22 days ago

We were able to drive a 2wd passenger car with low clearance almost all the way to the site. Had to hike the last 1.5 miles (parked at the first spring). The cemetery is to the North of the townsite. Take the well travelled road that starts behind the “barn”. The bat cave is on the left side of main road just past the barn.

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
29 days ago

Tough hike you really end up climbing 3 peaks on this hike. It’s ultra remote and a very rewarding hike.

off road driving
1 month ago

Scenic gravel/dirt alternative to Hwy 395. Didn't even bother to air down the tires. Enjoyable drive with nice views. Not a bad option if you have time to spare.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Rolling trails past couple small lakes (ponds) through the rocks and pines. Dry, still some snow in pockets. Started at the PCT just over Ebbets Pass Summit. Short uphill then rolling to the lakes. We packed in to the upper lake but was pretty busy and loud. Opted to head over to the north side by the dam and after crossing dam took a right and scrambled down the rocks to Lower Kinney Lake and camped on the peninsula that juts out into the lake. Breathtaking. Water crystal clear, trout fishing and looks like great spots to jump off rocks into lake. Sandy beaches easy access to water. Our second day we walked around lake to the dam side and then cut behind the rocks and scrambled to the top overlooking the lakes. Dont miss this, the views are amazing. Easy in easy out. Plenty to do to keep you busy. Highly recommended if taking kids on first backpacking trip.

hiking
over grown
rocky
1 month 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.

Thanks to the Alpine Trails Association, the trail is good to go from end to end. I hiked it in July from Blue Lakes to Grover and it was amazing. Some hard stuff midway but do-able. While the trail does start on private land it is not closed. Look for the rock cairn 6.2 miles from Blue Lakes Rd. & Hwy 88. There’s a small parking lot across from it. Enjoy the liIlly pond, old growth trees and other unique features of this amazing trail. One option if you can is to drop a car at Grover, drive another up and do the trail from Blue Lakes DOWN to Grover. Still challenging but much easier.. ;-)

off road driving
1 month ago

Trail itself is nothing challenging. Destination is not worth the effort imho. Carried on straight through from East through the ruins west. Trail got more technical further west. You’d need something short wheelbase with decent clearance to get through. Very few decent vistas. The rest was squeezing through and being slapped by overgrown pines. Was more than ready to get off this trail and is definitely not a redo for us. That being said, was nice, as always, to spend a day out exploring without other people under foot.

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.

hiking
2 months ago

beautiful, beautiful, beautiful

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

Very nice trail. The air and surface are extremely dry in the summer. Don’t forget tons of water

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

Took my ebike 8-7-19 for 8 miles in till road ended, nice double track all the way . A little rocky in few places,Goes by east fork Carson river on the way to silver king creek. No fishing this trip but looks good for native fish.

Great hike, pretty views, and one anyone will enjoy.

rocky
2 months ago

off road driving
rocky
2 months ago

We came in through 338 and took 192 into the Pine Grove area. Less driving than the directions on the app.

Tough on the way up. Narrow switches. Beautiful views! Didn’t have time to finish at Hawkins but may complete the last end with a drive up to Burnside lake next time.

off road driving
2 months ago

Nice ruins.

hiking
bugs
snow
2 months ago

A lot of mosquitos anywhere near water (duh), and there is a WHOLE LOTTA WATER this year! We didn't go around the lake, due to insects and difficulty following the trail lakeside. Fabulous wildflowers and scenery right now.

hiking
bugs
snow
2 months ago

off road driving
3 months ago

Just a fun fast forest road with a few off shoots. On the north end there are some more technical trails leading into the forest. For the most part and 2wd and nothing technical along the way on main road.

hiking
3 months ago

If you plan on doing this, do not do the "loop". Completely over grown, but can be navigated; no real views gained from the loop. Best to treat as an out and back.

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