Explore the most popular walking 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.

Very rewarding to get to this awesome lake. I wouldn’t mind fishing up here next time I go.

hiking
6 months ago

A little snowy but do able!

hiking
6 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
7 months ago

Fantastic hike! A great oasis from the desert valley.

hiking
7 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
7 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.

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.

hiking
9 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!

hiking
11 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, May 21, 2017

You will definitely need a 4WD vehicle to get to this trailhead. You have to cross 3 creeks and the end to the Horse Canyon trailhead is quite rutted. It ends at a little meadow with a primitive campfire ring. Follow the trail to the right where there are wilderness boundary signs to begin the hike. You will have to cross the creek pretty early in the trail, so your boots will get wet especially when the creek is high. It is overgrown in spots and can be easy to get off trail (we did!) so having the GPS map is nice! The "end" (because I think it continues a bit further) is about 3.4ish miles in and has excellent views of the Santa Rosa crest. The snow clinging in the jagged peaks is pretty awesome in the springtime!

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.

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.

hiking
Monday, July 15, 2013

Hiked with geology group on July 2 2013. Nice short hike, up hill to the lake and downhill on the way out, the way I like it! Pretty scenery and a nice lake to lunch at. Talked to a fisherman and saw him pull out about 5 brookies within 20 minutes. And me without my pole! Pretty, mellow, fun hike. Campgrounds in the area were being run by the grumpiest camp host I have ever encountered, we ended up disperse camping down the road a bit. Good times

hiking
Sunday, March 17, 2013

Easy t moderate hike. Lots of switch backs that unfortunately have erosion damage due to people straight lining the trail.

hiking
Sunday, March 17, 2013

Reached the pass above the lake in just under 90 minutes. Great views all around. Hit the trail early because I saw no one on the way up but ran into at least a dozen groups on the decent. Still small pockets of snow to be found.

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