Lehman Creek Trail

HARD 8 reviews
#8 of 22 trails in

Lehman Creek Trail is a 7.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Baker, Nevada that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, birding, and snowshoeing and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,437 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

snowshoeing

walking

views

no dogs

hiking
21 days ago

The directions link (as of 7/30/2018) on here takes you to the Lower Lehman campground. You can start from there, but you can also start from the Upper Lehman campground which will save you nearly a mile in each direction. The "real" trail starts from Upper Lehman campground. Some people do it in the opposite direction and descend from Wheeler Peak Campground and than go back up (or maybe hitch a ride back? - cheaters!).

I gave this two stars because the first 2/3 are really boring (for me anyway). The trail is ok and the scenery is ok. It was very disappointing because you can hear the creek but the trail only takes you right beside the creek for about 200 yards! Seriously, that's it. Aside from that short stretch, you can hear it for awhile and then you can't even hear it anymore as you go higher. The top 1/3 of the trail gets much better from the point you hit the meadow which has very nice views of Wheeler Peak. The forest scenery is nicer after that too up to Wheeler Peak Campground. We saw some deer and wild turkeys.

For the experienced hiker, it's a moderate hike. For the casual/beginner hiker, it's a hard hike as it's an unrelenting climb until the meadow. There are very few flat spots before that point. It's a good workout but there are nicer trails.

hiking
4 months ago

I loved the creek running alongside the trail. At the top you have great views of wheeler peak. I did it without snowshoes and I was fine!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Moderate would be a better description. If you do it only one way - bottom to top. The other way you have to keep turning back to see the water coming down rocks. But, do it both ways and you won't miss anything.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

backpacking
Saturday, May 27, 2017

hiking
Friday, October 09, 2015