Fuller Lake and Cone Peak

MODERATE 18 reviews
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Fuller Lake and Cone Peak is a 8.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Verdi, Nevada that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2529 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

private property

hiking
17 days ago

I was really looking forward to this hike. A bit on edge after reading the "Mountain Lion Hunting Ground" review, but decided to keep a paranoid eye everywhere and give it a shot. Started out as the typical really rocky forest road kind of trail. Saw a couple of smaller lakes that were very tranquil before making it to Fuller Lake. Made it to Fuller Lake and was blown away by the amount of rubbish strewn everywhere. The vandalism to the cabins and again rubbish strewn everywhere. This was in no way contained to the Fuller Lake cabins, it continued well after with construction debris along the trail and visible from the road. Made it to the last turn to go up to the Cone Peak summit. Had to back track as I missed the turn. Didn't miss the turn, there was no trail going to the top. Started off roading the Shoebaru's towards the top and decided that it wasn't worth the effort. Took a different path down the mountain and had a wonderful time without the litter. Saw some of the Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway.

1 month ago

This is a good trail, a little muddy since the recent snow and rain. Don’t be deterred by the no trespassing signs - I think they’re old and no one in sight. My dog and I got about an hour in and came upon what was assuredly a mountain lions hunting grounds. Multiple carcasses of large hooved animals ripped apart across the trail. Needless to say we turned back. But enjoyable till then!

3 months ago

perfect, except for getting caught in crossfire of idiot gun shooters...who goes shooting near hiking trails??? gah! home means nevada.

camping
4 months ago

Great views and fairly easy trail. I took Garson Road instead of the map on here. The lake was full but I agree, too many people have trashed the area.

7 months ago

After maybe a quarter-mile the trail splits up hill to the left. However, private property, Road closed ahead, keep out sign is posted. This is the direction all trails map shows to go but I will not trust pass where signs are posted keep out. Need update this trail.

hiking
7 months ago

Worth the hike if you can make it past the first mile of steep, rocky terrain. Also helps to have a map (or a map app) because there are a lot of trails and none of them are marked.

7 months ago

Not a well defined trail towards the top

hiking
Thursday, April 27, 2017

This is a great trail with easy access from the Tahoe/Pyramid Bike Way, however It is frequented by ATV use. The highlight beyond the nice scenery of the Carson and Verdi Range of the Sierra is the abandoned boy scout camp on the way to a second dry lake and Cone Peak. Unfortunately the camp has been brutally vandalized and a lot of trash thrown in Fuller lake. Its an enjoyable local hike with unique features, the only downside is the proximity to I-80.

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

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Sunday, April 14, 2013