Singas Creek

HARD 4 reviews

Singas Creek is a 10.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Orovada, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,650 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

old growth

over grown

rocky

snow

washed out

off trail

You will definitely need a high-clearance 4WD vehicle to access this trailhead. From the turnoff, the gravel road turns into a rutted and sometimes steep road to the end. You could camp at the base of the trailhead (we did). There are two primitive campfire rings there. The trail begins steeply through high grass and then continues higher for excellent and breathtaking views! Pictures cannot do it justice. It looks like this trail had some maintenance in the past few years, however, from this year's snowpack there is a ton of growth! Several fallen trees (we cleared some), muddy trails, and very overgrown and unclear trail sections are some issues. You do cross several creeks as well. All this is worth it though, especially for the view over the windy pass 3ish miles in! The wildflowers after spring melt are impressive as well.

hiking
18 days ago

The road in is narrow, with sharp rocks and a couple areas that put vehicles at steep angles towards the drop to creek. There are very few opportunities for passing and almost no way for either party to safely backup to one. The trail is poorly marked, overgrown in some places, needs some trail bed work and has quite a few fire killed snags either across the trail or close to it. There are also quite a few head of cattle that criss cross the trail and should take care not to spook them. After all that the views were amazing and the hike was a great workout. If there are any trail clubs in the area this would be a great project trail.

camping
5 months ago

A buddy of mine and I drove all through the night to get here and admittedly in the pitch dark I was worried that this trip was going to be a bust. I couldn’t have been more wrong. This place is unbelievably beautiful. We embarked on this journey in mid November. We both had good water proof shoes so we were prepared. We anticipated lots of snow and at some sections of the trail it got up to our shins ! It was 100% worth it. The view are to die for. Don’t forget water !

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Did this hike again today, but this time in its entirety to the crest of the Santa Rosas. The trail is overall clear until you get about 4-5 miles in where it gets lost among cattle trails in a grove of aspens. Having a GPS/this app helped a lot with route finding, but this overgrown/cattle trail area caused some serious delay! The crest has excellent views of both Orovada area and Paradise Valley. It's a bit closer to 12 miles total rather than 10.

hiking
Saturday, June 17, 2017

You will definitely need a high-clearance 4WD vehicle to access this trailhead. From the turnoff, the gravel road turns into a rutted and sometimes steep road to the end. You could camp at the base of the trailhead (we did). There are two primitive campfire rings there. The trail begins steeply through high grass and then continues higher for excellent and breathtaking views! Pictures cannot do it justice. It looks like this trail had some maintenance in the past few years, however, from this year's snowpack there is a ton of growth! Several fallen trees (we cleared some), muddy trails, and very overgrown and unclear trail sections are some issues. You do cross several creeks as well. All this is worth it though, especially for the view over the windy pass 3ish miles in! The wildflowers after spring melt are impressive as well.