Explore the most popular backpacking trails in Nevada with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
13 days ago

Another hike that took place before this app?website was up and running. I loved this experience. it was great for higher elevation training since you stay well above 8 grand the entire time. I remember stunning views of Lake Tahoe, Washoe Valley and a glimmer of Reno. Well worth the effort!

hiking
22 days ago

Hiked in April 2018. Pretty, snow covered trail with lots of wild turkeys. We did not have a lot of time, so we did a 3 mile out and back. Great views of the valley.

One of the best hikes around, highly recommended. Check out my full guide, videos, etc. on HikingGuy dot com

Relatively relaxing hike. Could be used as running trail, maybe besides arroyo on the beginning. Lots of birds on my way!

1 month ago

this is the easiest over 10,000 feet in the Tahoe areai have done 4 others that are harder

This is a really nice trail because of the variety of views. On the return I went out to Rock Lake and then followed the less obvious BP trail from there back to the main Ophir Creek trail. I needed to open the AllTrails app to actually find the trail after crossing Rock Lake. I recommend the southern branch of the trail near the parking lot because it's more gradual with a few switch backs.

Beautiful vistas. Difficult for me hike.

mountain biking
2 months ago

I am 14 and this is one of my favorite out and back trails because it has such a beautiful uphill ride and a fast downhill. I have gone out with many friends before in groups just to have a good time.

Amazing trail. Saw/stalked by mtn lion about 2 miles from bottom at dark

Saw a coyote and a large flock of quail! Pretty hike.

trail running
2 months ago

Beautiful weather! I trail ran/hiked this peak in 3 hours. Ran the flat non-rocky parts and hiked the steepest parts. This is a well marked trail and there were a lot of people (and dogs) on the trail. The waterfall was partially frozen as were some of the little stream crossings. There was patching snow on the trail above the tree line just before I reached the summit. It was easily avoidable and didn’t bother me at all in my running shoes. Didn’t see a summit box, but there was a USGS summit marker on a large rock. Great trail. Would do this one again. November 17, 2018.

Awesome awesome

hiking
2 months ago

Wow...what a hike up to Griswold Lake at the base of Ruby Dome out and back. Accurately rated as 'hard'. We got a late mid day start. Had to park outside the locked Association campground gate and hike the 1.5 mile to the trailhead (well marked). The Ruby Dome trail parallels the creek up the canyon passing through a variety of landscapes. The lower canyon aspen grove was still ablaze with color. After the trees gave way to very steep rocky trail marked by kairns. The rock and scree were very challenging. The shear canyon faces were in the shade by 3pm and the cold air filled the canyon quickly. Exhausted we trekked through a few new snow patches up to Griswold at 9100 ft. Trekking poles were essential in both directions. In many places we had to crawl up the steep rocky trail on all fours.....The face of Ruby Dome and surrounding alpine peaks were dusted white. We hiked 3.5 hours one way nonstop from the gate to Griswold. The lake is a classic pristine cirque at the base of Ruby Dome not to be missed! Dont rush the descent...very tricky footing. Hike down was about 3 hours to return to the road. This hike is in my Top Ten!

great loop

hiking
2 months ago

Time this trail accordingly as it will be covered in snow during winter/spring. This is my go to place for hiking. Its a nice hike with shaded trees. There is a nice resting spot next to a waterfall. The views are stunning looking over Reno and of course Lake Tahoe. Recommend doing this hike in light summer/fall for the best weather.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike with great views. The last mile is a bit of a climb but well worth it.

hiking
2 months ago

Gotta love loop hikes! Even without the trip to the summit this is an excellent hike. Take the brand-new Tahoe Rim Trail section from the top of the waterfall for an added workout (instead of dropping into the valley before getting to the junction that leads to the top of Mt. Rose) (on this map).
Also, be aware that there is a new cut-off from the "Rest Stop to Relay" trail to the Relay Peak Trail at about .7 miles from the trailhead. (NOT on this map, or the one at the trailhead)). You'll still get where you're going, but it's a little confusing.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike with panoramic views of Lake Tahoe at every turn. On this day it was pretty windy It had to be at least 25 mph winds I felt like I was gonna blow away craziest wind I’ve experienced

Trail is actually 18.2 mile. Map is missing hundreds of switch backs. Spring at mile 3.4 easy to pump

hiking
2 months ago

Not as hard as you think. Bring lots of water and fishing poles!

This is a must do hike not real difficult but you get a really fantastic view at the top.
Today was outstanding- no wind at the top today! Fairly clear and. Lot of hikers for a weekday.

Started at Tahoe rim trail up to the summit. This took me 5-6 hours to complete and I was hiking it up the hill. Was pretty winded going up and I consider myself physically active- this was worth the treck. Wish I would have worn better shoes and a jacket and had gloves. Once you get to the top it’s freezing and lots of snow. My shoes were muddy and wet and ice cold hands. Was a great cardio workout on the way up. My legs definitely felt this on the way up and down the summit. Just sitting at the top the views are amazing. Highly recommend starting early. I started at 11ish and got back around 5-530. I did stop and take a lot of pictures and also sat at the top for about 20 minutes. Worth the treck to go up. It does get steep in some areas.

So fun and beautiful! Long hike but worth it. Didn't see a single other person on this trail. Heaven.

hiking
3 months ago

This hike was essential in completing my goal to summit all of the peaks in the Tahoe Basin. Despite being one of the tallest, the hike wasn’t very difficult. I enjoyed the stream crossings, the aspens changing colors, and meadow views, but the last part of the hike above the tree line was brutally windy.

hiking
3 months ago

To me, this trail was just meh. Not enough of a challenge - lots of fairly flat trail with moderately picturesque views. What made it nicer were the aspens changing colors for the fall. It was a supremely windy day, which isn't the trail's fault, but it really was not enjoyable once we got above the tree line. Once we reached the summit, the views were only so-so. I personally don't find the city of Reno to be especially enchanting, even from afar. I did like seeing Lake Tahoe Basin from a new angle. Not sure if/when I'll do this one again, but at least it's off the list.

hiking
3 months ago

I went yesterday Tuesday, October 9, 2018, and it was chilly and windy but sunny. First few miles were pretty easy but then the grade increases and you know why it’s rated moderate. Last half mile was traipsing through snow and ice but the trail was easy to see from many footprints. Great views along the way and at the top. There was snow along the trail 1.5 miles in but not really on the trail itself until the last mile. Took me less than 4 hours but I hogged (hiked/jogged) down. Drank less than 1L and only had an energy bar and an apple even though I brought far more water/snacks. Fun hike!!

I brought my non-hiking family in the first week of October. With a lot of breaks and snacks, it took us six hours there and back on the same trail.
The trail is really well-maintained and has unbelievable views. The summit was very snowy and windy so be prepared for the cold and have good boots. We got to about a few minutes to the summit and decided not to risk it this time. I hope I can come back in the summer and get all the way up!

hiking
3 months ago

Probably one of the greatest days of my life was spent on this "trail." There is a great trail to Griswold lake, and it is decently marked after that, and quite a but of scrambling. Super fun hike, but unless you are in phenomenal shape, you should probably plan on having it be a two day trip.

Had an excellent day along this stretch of the Rim Trail. Went to the top of Freel Peak, although it didn't look as though it was taller than Jobs Sister. Maybe they should re-measure. Star Lake is beautiful, several people had set up camp nearby and looked quiet pleasant. Loved it!

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