Carson Range Aspen Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Carson Range Aspen Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Verdi, Nevada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
843 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

private property

Day hike on the north east face of the Carson Range of the Sierra Nevada in Verdi NV. Trail ends at a beautiful Aspen grove with additional groves in the surrounding canyons. Please abide by all posted signage and do not park on private property. A great fall color spot with views of Verdi Peak, Granite Peak and Peavine. Be aware this is Bear and Coyote territory.

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9 days ago

This is a horrible “hike” for many reasons.
1. Nothing is marked. Not the trailhead nor the trails themselves not any of the intersections. Your intuition will tell you to go one way while the trail actually goes a different way but the trouble is there’s no trail you can actually see or follow. Due to getting off trail twice this 4 mile hike turned into over 7.
2. Not very much is pretty. from most of the trail you can see the freeway. And the trail itself is more or less very rocky fire roads. If you’re looking for a nice stroll through nature, this ain’t it.
3. There’s no lake. We did the hike in dry October but the terrain Is all sloping so there is no place for a lake to form even in the wet weather. There are a few aspen trees way out at the end but it’s hardly a beautiful forest and not the big payoff you might hope for.
4. The AllTrails map is incorrect. Probably not their fault but incorrect nonetheless. We followed their GPS down a steep ravine only to be blocked at the bottom by the impassable water channel. So we hiked all the way back up.
So this was a total bust. Skip it.
- - - Rob and Louise Jordan have hiked all over the Santa Monica mountains, Yosemite and Lake Tahoe

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