Timber Creek North Fork Trail

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Humboldt National Forest

Timber Creek North Fork Trail is a 2.2 mile out and back trail located near Mc Gill, Nevada and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 639 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

horseback riding

Gradual walk on old trail along stream, used by hunters (beware of season) If you don't know the Schell range, you might be surprised what a lovely, high elevation treat you have in store. This hike takes you to a spring, where the water comes up from under ground (partially hidden by ferns, reeds, water plants). The water runs above ground in the streambed, and meets the south fork, rushing to provide a wonderful classic Nevada stream full of native browns & brookies, covered by shady pines and aspens, before being diverted below the CG for ranching. This is a very small (6 sites) CG, and is highly favored by local hunters. Bow hunting season begins in mid-Aug so be sure and stay on the trails and wear highly visible clothing. If you have philosophical issues with hunting, this is NOT the trail or area for you, in season. From the end of CG, walk up the road, passing the Girl Scout camp, take the Left fork in the road, past the picnic table (nice lunch stop along stream), past the sign "Dead End Road", and follow path to springs.

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike!! Gorgeous scenery!! Definitely a must!!

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
11 months ago

This is a beautiful, magical fairyland type of hike. Maybe one of my favorites ever. You start at Timber creek campground and follow an ATV trail. You walk along the creek side into a forest of aspens, pines and wildflowers. Breathtaking! My group and I wanted to hike to North High Schells peak from this trail and turn this 2.2 mile easy hike into a 6 mile strenuous hike. However we got sort of off trail and ended up going in a big loop. For those who want to hike to the top of the peak it seems doable for experienced hikers. By the time we got to the summit we climbed more than halfway, but didn't think we had the endurance or skill to go to the top. It gets especially rocky. However, the views should not be missed. We went July 4th weekend 2019. Snow at the very top. I'm sure the summit is completely snowed up in cooler months. Don't miss this trail. Use Gaia for help to the peak.

hiking
Fri Jun 09 2017

Wanted to do the loop between Timbercreek and Baker but at the top of Timbercreek,at the ridge, there is 8-10' of snow. Trail is covered and not discerned. We had to come back down same trail. Snow is still heavy above 9500'.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Sat Jun 01 2019