Pine Creek (Alta Toquima Wilderness)

hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray Star(2)
Toiyabe National Forest

Pine Creek (Alta Toquima Wilderness) is a 11.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Round Mountain, Nevada that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, bird watching, and horses and is best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 11.6 miles Elevation Gain: 3,605 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly


horseback riding

nature trips

bird watching


Pretty hike which winds along a running stream between colorful canyon walls You may find this hike listed as part of the Pasco Canyon/Pine Creek loop, or as trails to Mt. Jefferson (12,000 ft. summit). The main TH is located just off the entry to CG, but there is another (nice if you're staying in the CG or if you don't have stock), which is next to stream at campsite #11 at the back of the loop. If you don't want to camp, Belmont is a delightful little historic town which has a motel, saloon & cafe. There is also a bike trail (signed) located next to the Belmont "hotel". Pine Creek trail is a very pretty, very moderate (almost easy) trail which spends a lot of time along and crossing the stream. When you're not walking among wildflowers, shimmering leaves, and the lulling sound of running water; you're along the slopes of the canyon, winding among red and brown cliffs and ledges, reminiscent of northern Arizona, or the Spring Mountains. Read the USFS trail info to find the high mountain pond, and old mill site. Watch for rattlers at TH.

1 month ago

Okay, this campground is in a remote and gorgeous part of Nevada. The area is full of is not full of campers. The campground is servicable....but no attendants and probably no campers. Enjoy lovely remote Nevada!

Sun Nov 06 2016

There were not many options for camping in Humoldt Toiyabe so we gave this one a try. The drive up was not well marked but we managed to fine it. The campground appeared unused and overgrown. With no other campers in sight, we decided to skip this place and continue our road trip.