dog friendly

hiking
3 days ago

Hiked to Griswold Lake. Trail is fairly easy for the first 2.5 miles, then it gets steep with lots of boulders and lose footing. it's totally worth the effort though. The lake and the cirque are beautiful.

Make sure you get a key to make it through the gate by car and drive all the way up the road to the trailhead.

The hike to the lake is 7 miles RT with 2,800 feet elevation gain.

Loved this hike. Not too strenuous and the scenery is beautiful. Lots of waterfalls along the trail this time of year. It's a 5 miles RT with 1,400 feet elevation gain.

hiking
26 days ago

Sign states trailhead by campsite #33. But, if one drives the loop looking for Space #33 they will drive past trailhead. Instead, look for campsite #31. The trailhead is directly across from #31.
Hiked in May. When I got to the snow, I kept hiking. Trail became a serials of snow, no snow. I pulled the muscle in the ball of my foot, decided to turn around.

This trail is great for beginners because it has a good mix of steep and flat parts. We went almost 3 miles today and I think the trail goes a lot further. We are going back next weekend to go even further.

road biking
7 months ago

Smooth asphalt, no cars, amazing scenery. What more could you ask for.

hiking
8 months ago

This was a really nice hike. The elevation climb wasn't too bad and is done in the initial first mile. The elevation starts, according to my Garmin, at about 6352 and peaks at 7800.

The trail was well defined and could be used for biking and running. The trail is definitely NOT 3.3 miles out and back. I did just shy of 4 miles in one direction. I suspect the trail continued for at least another half mile.

It isn't the most exciting trail, but does offer some beautiful views of the Lamoille Valley and the Ruby Mountains. I could see this being an ideal late fall / early spring hike as well as parking was fairly close to the canyon's entrance.

There is no water on the trail and it was largely exposed, so be sure to bring supplies. I did see about half a dozen other people on the trail as well.

hiking
11 months ago

A diamond in the rough. This trail climbs to around 10,000 feet with majestic views of the ruby mountains, and passes along a handful of alpine lakes. Be sure to bring plenty of water and a good lunch!

hiking
11 months ago

This is a great trail. We did not make it to the end, we turned back after about 3.5 hours of hiking, but there were beautiful views (Lamoille/Elko valley and as far as the eye can see), flowers and butterflies along the way! We went late June.

hiking
Saturday, June 10, 2017

The waterfalls are spectacular right now!!!

hiking
Saturday, June 03, 2017

It's still really wet and snowy! Maybe give it another month

Thursday, August 18, 2016

This hike is challenging! The views are worth it!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

http://www.springcreeknv.org/campground.html

I am a representative of the Spring Creek Association.
In order to obtain a key to access the trail head, you may come to our office at 451 Spring Creek Parkway between the hours of 8am-5pm Monday thru Friday (closed for lunch during the noon hour).
The key is $25 refundable deposit upon return of the key, and a fee of $10 per person, per day is required for use of the campground. You may contact our office with any questions at 775-753-6295

Monday, March 30, 2015

Went this morning there was still snow so we only made it halfway. The river was flowing and was beautiful, the scene was amazing. The campground to access the trail was closed but we just went around the gates. It was a nice day hike.

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Monday, July 23, 2012