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#40 of 59 national parks in United States

Best trails in Great Basin National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Great Basin National Park, Nevada? AllTrails has 22 great hiking trails, views trails, forest 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. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in Great Basin National Park ranging from 1.3 to 7.4 miles and from 6,870 to 10,948 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Great Basin National Park features the 13,063-foot summit of Wheeler Peak, expansive sage covered foothills, lakes, forests, and Lehman Caves. Great Basin National Park has no entrance fees. For Visitor Center operating hours, see: https://www.nps.gov/grba/planyourvisit/hours.htm

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Map of trails in Great Basin National Park
Park information
Acreage:
77180 acres
Contact
(775) 234-7331
Top trails (22)
#1 - Bristlecone Pine Glacier Trail
Great Basin National Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 32 m
The Glacier Trail is the continuation of the Bristlecone Trail for a total of 4.6 miles RT. It continues beyond the bristlecone pine grove to the only glacier in Nevada, nestled beneath Wheeler Peak. Show more
#2 - Wheeler Peak Trail via Stella Lake Trail
Great Basin National Park
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 5 h 16 m
Wheeler Peak Trail via Stella Lake Trail is a 8.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Baker, Nevada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for Show more
#3 - Alpine Lakes Trail
Great Basin National Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
Please note that road closures have been reported leading up to this trail as of May 15th, 2020. The three-mile Alpine Lakes Loop Trail at the end of Great Basin National Park Scenic Drive offers hiShow more
#4 - Bristlecone and Alpine Lakes Loop
Great Basin National Park
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 49 m
Bristlecone and Alpine Lakes Loop is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Baker, Nevada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking, natuShow more
#5 - Lehman Cave
Great Basin National Park
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 11 m
Lehman Cave is a 0.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Baker, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walShow more
#6 - Baker Lake-Johnson Lake Loop
Great Basin National Park
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Length: 12.9 mi • Est. 8 h 9 m
The Baker Lake and Johnson Lake Trails can be combined as a loop hike. The connecting section is a steep route over the ridge between Baker and Johnson Lakes. The ridgetop offers spectacular views in Show more
#7 - Baker Lake Trail
Great Basin National Park
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Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 6 h
The trail to the lake is garnished by aspens and vegetation along the creek. The creek in many areas is pleasant to see and hear. The backdrop of the mountains surrounding the lake are awe inspiring. Show more
#8 - Teresa Lake
Great Basin National Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 49 m
Teresa Lake is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Baker, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, natShow more
#9 - Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive
Great Basin National Park
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Length: 23.3 mi
Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive is a 23.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Baker, Nevada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activitShow more
#10 - Wheeler Peak Trail via Alpine Lakes Trail
Great Basin National Park
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 5 h 14 m
Wheeler Peak Trail via Alpine Lakes Trail is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Baker, Nevada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used Show more
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