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

hiking
15 days ago

Beautiful hike to Stella Lake and Teresa Lake. we did it in the late afternoon and didn't see one person the whole hike. I recommend following the creek above Teresa Lake to check out the natural spring!

hiking
17 days ago

Amazing loop, especially on the Stella Lake side.

hiking
17 days ago

The cave tour is a must. One of the coolest caves I've been through!

Book tickets in advance at recreation.gov or else you'll likely not get tickets in the summer time.

hiking
24 days ago

The National Park features this arch but yet it has very poor accessibility. After about 11 miles of dirt road you hit the washed out remains of a road. Even with 4WD we had to park and walk 1 mile up the wash to the trail head. The area has recently been burned out so you are exposed on trail. A moderate switch back trail, nice wildflowers, zero people! There are many other nice hikes in GB; if time is limited, do something else.

hiking
24 days ago

The 90 minute tour good. The whole park was beautiful. It wasn't all open due to snow. But what was open was a mix of river, granite, christmas trees and lite green trees. Gorgeous place. Bring your own food. There are VERY few places to eat in Baker, Nv

Fantastic trail with a big payoff at the end... sitting with the bristlecones was a memorable experience for my son (eight) and I. Elevation makes the trail more moderate than it otherwise would be, but we still beat the minimum recommended trail time of two hours round trip even with a reasonable amount of time spent amongst the trees.

Great way to walk through the forest with several sightings of at massive Wheeler Peak. High pay off rewards of this trail were the two beautiful Sub-Alpine lakes. Stella Lake is beautiful with Wheeler Peak looming atop. There's a fair amount of distance between the two lakes which makes the trail interesting. We enjoyed seeing a few families with children getting out on this trail to enjoy this beautiful National Park.

Spectacular day. Trail is fairly moderate with good amounts of loose stone fill in some areas. Trees are majestic in their own way. Seeing living things this old is humbling.

Part of the trail is closed due to the strawberry fire. We went a bit past the trail closure sign, ended up doing 4 mi round trip. Great views! Cool to learn about the history of the trail.

walking
2 months ago

We went on March 3, 2018. Though it was winter, they do one or two tours a day on winter weekends. It was full, even then! If you want to go in the summer, book well in advance. The guide was awesome as she knew a lot about the cave and could give us a lot of facts (both social and scientific) about the cave. The cave is modernized with steps, cement pathways and lights. Our tour was 1.5 hours and well worth it!

I did try to record the path, but since you are underground, you can not record the path, no GPS signal. The recording and map of this path provided here is most likely the above ground visitor center nature trail loop.

See our video: https://youtu.be/LQWllU_aeOY

Ah!!! This trail was awesome! The hike itself is not very difficult except for some snow/ ice patches (October), but the trees were phenomenal! You get right up in the patches of Bristlecone Pines and there's educational signs for those of us in the nerd community. Loved it!

scenic driving
4 months ago

We went up to Upper Lehman Creek as the road past this point was closed. Unfortunately, my recording stopped for the actual road this is for, but I took photos and wanted to share them along the track to get the GPS points. It is nice to see in the winter, but as the road to the top is closed, it will be good to go back in the summer.

This is more like a short walk, not a hike. The one thing that surprised me about the tundra is if it is moist/wet, you can sink down a little in it and it's slippery, so do be careful of that. We came in the winter, so some areas of the trail were snowy or slippery. The one good thing about this walk is it is available to walk even in the winter, when most of the park is closed.

4 months ago

Boom!

on Alpine Lakes Trail

hiking
8 months ago

This is a relatively easy hike at the top of Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive within Great Basin National Park. I thought it was kind of blah, but maybe I am spoiled by some of the other lake hikes available in the Utah region. At this time of year, the lakes are pretty low as well, and they might be more impressive in the spring. I actually did the loop after starting off trying to climb Mt. Wheeler, but only made it 3 miles due to cold, thin air, and wimpiness. This hike is at a pretty high elevation, so plan accordingly if you are not used to the altitude.

A superb drive up and down Wheeler Peak to an elevation of approximately 10,000 feet. The Peak itself is at 13,000. Hiking opportunities from Wheeler Peak Campground and its parking lot lead to a number of Great Basin NP’s sweetest trails, including Bristlecone.

scenic driving
9 months ago

Beautiful drive with a few turnouts for great photo opps. Ends near a campground with a few trails that lead out of it. There is a short half-mile trail if you don't have too much time that is very easy to do; has some information boards.

Just came from Alaska so the glacier was a tad underwhelming, but still really cool for being the only one in Nevada.The bristlecone pines were really cool and there are some interesting boards that provide some information.

walking
9 months ago

Didn't know this was here, but it was sold out when I showed up. A very kind woman had and extra ticket for a 90 minute tour and gave it to me for free (Thank you!). It was very informative and had some great formations; but I've been to better caves in the US like Carlesbad Caverns. Some tight spaces that you have to bend over or sideways or duck, but no crawling. There are stairs as well.

It's not everyday you see a 3,200 year old tree! Lovely, fairly easy hike to a grove of Bristlecones. Optional to go further.

Great trail, pretty views and the Bristlecone trees are amazing!

Perfect hiking! Wonderful trail!

11 months ago

I was on the 60 minute tour. The guide was a rookie. I would go on the cave tour again only with a more seasoned guide. The 90 minute tour would have been a better choice.

Beautiful drive. Awe struck views! ❤️

Beautiful hike

hiking
Monday, July 17, 2017

Beautiful scenery and views throughout! Just right for my three year old... we passed several other kids on this trail, too. The lakes are so picturesque, and the terrain is varying throughout.

Friendly people with good info.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Guided 90 minute tour was really good. Lots to learn and see. Sign up for a tour early or online, they are limited to 20 people and sell out.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Beautiful drive and road completely open on July 1. Gorgeous views of the Basin, the peaks, high mountain meadows...the entire area!

Steep drive, 8% grade for 8 miles reaching above 10000' elevation. Use the overlooks to enjoy the views, don't do it while driving here.

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