Bluestone Mine Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

EASY 3 reviews

Bluestone Mine Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 7.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Yerington, Nevada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and off road driving and is best used from May until September.

DISTANCE
7.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,453 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

views

wildlife

private property

historic site

off road driving
6 months ago

I frequently visit the old ruins here and as a photographer it has yielded some great photos. They are currently updating the power lines that run past the site and it has provided easier access. However this is privately owned and exploring it is technically trespassing. There are amazing desert landscapes here that are best appreciated at dusk.

Friday, October 30, 2015

There are several off roaring trails that intersect and lead to each other so you can pick a variety of different routes. There are no trees on the mountains so it is easy to pick out which trails you want to go on and unlikely that you would get lost. That being said, that was why I gave this trail a 3, there isn't much to look at. I didn't complete the full trail, but I walked on several different routes on the visible trails. There is no trail head, I just parked along the street corners of 3rd and 4th. The trail itself is fairly hard packed sand. Nice views of distant mountains and Yerington.

hiking
Monday, October 11, 2010

If your're into mining sights this is a good one. There are a few buildings standing, mill foundation, plenty of rocks to collect or admire, and many roads for 4wheeling and hiking. However it is close to yerington and there is some trash and graffiti.