Explore the most popular dog friendly trails in Humboldt 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.

hiking
5 months ago

A little snowy but do able!

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked this with my 6 and 4 year old today. Took about an hour and 40 minutes one way. Lots of snow and ice towards the top. Great hike!

fishing
6 months ago

Fantastic hike! A great oasis from the desert valley.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike took the boys 12 9 and twin 7 year olds amazing views swimming if you don't mind very cold water. Crystal clear water....

hiking
6 months ago

Love this hike! Went yesterday and there is about a foot of snow at the lake, but some patches have melted off. I've hiked it sevaral times and I love the spring there when the snow is melting and the wild flowers are blooming and the streams are flowing.

backpacking
7 months ago

Amazing trail! Great camping spots, access to water (will need to filtered of course) and beautiful views. Hiked south to north, and loved it.

The trail was peaceful and beautiful. Just the right amount of difficulty for someone who doesn't hike as much as she would like.

Nice easy hike. Beautiful scenery.

Awesome! Be prepared: bring a water filtration pump, extra food, etc. There is a ~11mile stretch without water between overland lake and Favre. We did this in 2.5 days and 2 nights and it was a bit rushed. Bring good hiking buddies

hiking
8 months ago

The better hike is past Lamoille Lake to Liberty Lake. It is one of my all time favorites. I hiked there last week and found tons of wild flowers. Lamoille Lake is emerald green and full due to snow still melting. I disagree re: shade. I think there's plenty! If you like a more remote hike with few people this is it!

Wanted to do the loop between Timbercreek and Baker but at the top of Timbercreek,at the ridge, there is 8-10' of snow. Trail is covered and not discerned. We had to come back down same trail. Snow is still heavy above 9500'.

hiking
10 months ago

Non stop views of an absolutely stunning canyon until you reach liberty pass and have a birds-eye view of liberty lake. This hike shattered my stereotypes of Nevada.

hiking
Sunday, October 16, 2016

Nice outside of Elko. Hills, trees and streams are great for pictures.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

You pass 2 lakes on the way to the saddle before you start to drop down to Liberty Lake. We ran oit of time but only made it to the saddle. We had a perfect view of liberty lake. Liberty Lake has an amazing blue-green tint. We sat at the saddle overlooking the Lake along with other ridges and peaks. Great hike.

on Island Lake Trail

hiking
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Nice hike with great views of the canyon.

on Island Lake Trail

hiking
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Nice trail to a beautiful little lake. I'd love to see this canyon in spring with the winter thaw. We will be back for sure.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Great workout, not much shade though.

hiking
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Great family hike. Each step holds breath taking views. continued past the Lamoille Lake over Liberty Pass to Liberty Lake. The view was spectcular. I loved the smell and flower of wild onions growing along the trail to Liberty Lake. My ipod calculated the almost 10 miles round trip. we did come across a small search party with a dog looking for a young 20something man who has not returned since end of july. He was scouting for deer.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Very nice, with well designed switchbacks. The lake is beautiful, and the brook trout eager. The trail is fairly heavily used.

hiking
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Beautiful trail, well maintained. Trailhead placard has it as 2 miles one way, but I thought it was longer, so on the way down I set my Fitbit timer, stayed completely on trail (no shortcuts), and went pretty much straight down without stopping. It tracked it as 2.59 miles and took me 1 hour and 6 minutes to go down. (I'm slow, my faster kid was about 15 minutes ahead of me). Speaking of kids, I took 6 with me, their ages are 14, 13, 13, 12, 9, and 7. They all did the hike without complaint. We took water, peanuts, peanut butter crackers, oranges, and bananas to snack on at the top. Hardly any litter on the trail which made me happy. In July there was still some snow in shady spots, the kids loved playing with it, (especially the Arizona kids!). Dollar lakes were beautiful, but Lamoille Lake was breath taking, the views down the canyon were awesome too! Lamoille Lake was cold, but a few brave teenage boys swam and my kids had a competition to see who could stand calf deep the longest. I even saw someone catch a little rainbow trout. Great day hike, took us around 4 hours and that was with at least an hour to hour and a half playing and exploring at the lake.

hiking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

this hike offered excellent views for hundreds of miles. there are chances to see wildlife and a beautiful array of wildflowers. the only problem is that there isn't really a set trail. you follow the road until it ends and then you basically summit the peak via the easiest route possible, which can be sketchy at times. other than that major flaw (which seems common in this unmaintained wilderness), it was beautiful and you felt truly alone in the vastness.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

for the little mileage, this hike offers a lot! amazing views, water fall, and a lake at the end.

hiking
Monday, June 13, 2016

You continue along the FR 84 until you reach a sign that says Buckshin Mountain Loop. I think it's more of an ATV trail than hiking trail though. We stopped at Windy Gap to soak in the view and then continued up to the loop. We drove up about 0.5 mile, parked, and hiked up the rest of the way along the road. Buckshin mountain is actually quite colorful and on a clear day you could get some nice views! I just gave it a 3/5 stars because it's more an ATV trail than a hiking trail.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Amazing

hiking
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Extremely pretty! So much more to do here. Still snow on the ground and in the lake even in late June.

hiking
Saturday, September 05, 2015

This is a short but beautiful hike. From the fork in the road at the end of Lamoille Canyon, it's 2.8 miles up to the lake. Enjoy the scenery of the canyon as you climb.

hiking
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Island Lake is a nice hike and makes a convenient access point to Eleven Thousand foot Thomas Peak. From the lake, hike north to the ridge and then a short scramble east to the summit. The views are spectacular in all directions. The accompanying photo is looking NW to Mt. Fitzgerald, another 11,000 foot mountain along the Ruby Mountain spine.
Gerry Pennington

mountain biking
Saturday, July 19, 2014

I did the F trail as an easy mountain biking outing. The two track was in pretty good shape but there were areas where the soil/gravel was not compacted and it was a bit of a slog to get through.

hiking
Sunday, February 02, 2014

If you climb up to the top of the peak on the left just as you reach Liberty Pass, you will have a view of 5 lakes - Liberty, Favre, Castle, Lamoille and Dollar Lakes.

off road driving
Monday, October 21, 2013

This trail was a nice ride not to bumpy considering I was in a 1ton truck (you can also take the hiking trail as well). The scenery was nice with climbs up the mountain side. I began my trip at the North end of the trail making my way though the trail. Towards the end of the trail there was an "Arch" in the side of the mountain to my surprise which made for a cool picture! There are many other side trails that you can take if you like but depending on your vehicle will be up to you whether to drive them or not. There was one trail next to the "Arch" (pictured) that was pretty steep and rocky that I began to attempt but had to reverse down the trail because it began to get really rocky and that wasn't something I was willing to take on in my truck (way to bumpy). Its very peaceful and quite on this trail so if you enjoy getting out in nature and away from the city this is a very nice trail to drive. I also saw some antelope along the way!

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