Baker Lake Trail

HARD 8 reviews
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Baker Lake Trail is a 10.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Baker, Nevada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
10.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2880 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

no dogs

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail for a long day hike or overnight back pack trip. Trail is a steady climb to the lake with views of Baker creek, pine forest, open meadows and finally Baker Lake. This was July so temperatures at the TH were in the 90s with lows at the lake around 50. There was still many places that had snow pack around the lake. If camping at the lake suggest you turn right and traverse over the rocks and dead trees about 1/4 mile. Several sites and great views. I would rate the trail as moderate mainly because of the continuous elevation climb, the distance and the rocky trail conditions.

backpacking
3 months ago

hiking
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Monday, May 19, 2014

hiking
Saturday, February 16, 2013

While this hike is rated as difficult, I would say it's actually moderate. It's a great hike for a new backpacker because the effort/reward ratio is really high. The cirque at Baker Lake is beautiful and, other than the fact that it's too high in elevation for a campfire, it might be one of the best campsites in the country.