Leviathan Cave

HARD 1 reviews

Leviathan Cave is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hiko, Nevada that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2198 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

cave

wildlife

scramble

no shade

hiking
26 days ago

A remote and difficult hike but one that is classic Nevada. You will see from the trailhead why it is called Basin and Range. You need to be self sufficient. We were there in June 2017, the last people to visit were in April. The hike is strenuous; difficult enough that fixed ropes are in place in some areas. A good map and/or guide book is needed to find the cave, It is on the other side of the mountain and somewhat elusive. A rappel or short belay is needed to get into the cave. The entrance and rooms are well worth the effort. Not for the claustrophobic, there are a couple of tight squeezes, especially into the wet room where most of the features are located.