Pole Canyon Trail

EASY 7 reviews
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Pole Canyon Trail is a 7.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Baker, Nevada that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and camping and is accessible year-round.

7.4 miles
1,709 feet

kid friendly



trail running


no dogs

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Pole Canyon Trail begins off of the Grey Cliff Campground road, a gravel road easily accessible to passenger vehicles. The trailhead has a picnic area and pit toilet, and enough parking for a small number of vehicles. The trail ascends gradually along a creek through riparian forest and passing rocky cliffs before opening into meadows within a wide mountain valley. If completing the loop, the trail ascends to more mountainous trails along Baker Creek, but this portion of the trail is in reality the Baker Creek trail system. The Pole Canyon portion of the trail can also be a very easy out and back without completing the loop. The trail is quite scenic and beautiful and traverses many habitat types. It is also considerably easier than many of the much steeper trails in Great Basin National Park.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Snow stop us.

Monday, July 06, 2015

Be very careful of any hike you take in this park. I would say that your best bet it to stick to the main roads and skip hikes because there is very little signage and hardly anyone else here. There are 2 Pole Canyons, the trail and then the mining road. The mining road is the only effective way to the Bristle Cone trees near Washington and Jefferson peaks. It can only be done with a beefy 4x4 truck with good tires. You MUST have backcountry experience. Mistakes can be fatal here. I spent 3 days in this park and saw 1 other person.

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