DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
390 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

over grown

rocky

snow

6 months ago

The access to this trail is a 2-mile washboard dirt road that is heavily trafficked. It's too narrow for two-way traffic, so there's some stop and go the whole way up.

The trail itself is scenic, with views of the surrounding Toiyabe Wilderness (mainly forestation). Fairly rocky here and there, so good shoes are a must.

I would strongly urge anyone who is following the route recommended by the app to forego leaving the main trail. We discovered that the "zig-zag" climb to the peak that diverges from the main trail is completely unmarked and unworn. You're basically walking through no-man's land. We turned back after going uphill a way and reconnected with the main trail. Take that trail out to the clearing and you'll get a nice overlook of the neighboring ridgeline and valley (perhaps not what is considered "Dog Valley," but close enough).