Boundary Peak via Queen Mine Trail is a 7.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Dyer, Nevada that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and trail running.

DISTANCE
7.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,556 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

trail running

forest

views

wildlife

snow

3 months ago

Boundary Peak via Queen Canyon Trail
Road Conditions: First couple miles are easy, slightly rocky but low clearance accessible then you start climbing through a creek bed that is very overgrown with trees and sagebrush which will scratch your car (both sides, no way to avoid). Once you come out of that you'll really start climbing, high clearance is needed since you hit some deep ruts from water run off which probably changes with every rainstorm. Eventually you'll make it to the area where people park, the most open area there is. If you keep going there are a few places to park/turn around. I ended up parking on a little ridgeline because the road became too steep for my liking. The road was not sandy which I was worried about, it's very hard packed.

Hiking Trail: Once you make it to the saddle there is a "road" that goes up hill on the right, there you'll find the sign in stand. You'll climb 1000 ft in switchbacks to a ridgeline where youll eventually get to see Boundary Peak. You'll proceed for about a mile (slight descent) to another saddle then you'll begin your scree climb, cross another saddle and then climb rocks/scree. It was tough to get through the boulders with my dog, didn't want her slipping so that took extra time. Certain areas every step creates mini landslides and even sizable rocks you couldn't count on as being stable. Very steep, very difficult. Made Mount St Helen's feel easy. Views from the top were awesome! Took me 4 hours up, 3.5 down. This hike felt equally difficult going up as it did coming down.

3 months ago

Holy crap this trail was sketchy and hard, including the drive to the trailhead. A regular car can no way make it to the trailhead. The car must be high clearance and best to have four wheel drive too. The road is really gouged in places with some slight sideways action in one spot too. Then the trail is abdolutely beautiful, but extremely gnarly, steep and slippery in places too. The trail to the summit is undefined and a bit of a guessing game. My friend made it to the summit but I didn't go all the way due to exhaustion and the sketchiness of walking just under the ridge. I would call this trail more wild, including the drive to the trailhead.

hiking
5 months ago

Monday, October 05, 2015