Rebel Creek Trail is a 11.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Orovada, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
Turn on the N. Rebel Creek road, not the south one or you'll enter Rebel Creek Ranch property! Technically the trail begins after all the creek crossings, but it will be difficult to get a vehicle through the overgrowth. A high-clearance vehicle is necessary to access this trail. We parked right before the first creek crossing where there was a clearing next to some cattle fences. Unfortunately, grazing continues into this wilderness and on this trail so be weary of cattle. We got stuck behind some and it really slowed us down. Due to the cattle grazing and lack of use, this trail is not very maintained and is destroyed in some sections. It is pretty deserty until about 3 miles in where you turn into some aspen grove areas and where you get excellent views of Santa Rosa peak. The views are better and better as you go higher as well. There is water in the Rebel Creek, I would assume year round as we went in the beginning of September. There are some very overgrown areas where you have to bend down/crawl to get through. Be prepared to be dusty and dirty!