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Best trails in Baker

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Looking for a great trail near Baker, Nevada? AllTrails has 24 great hiking trails, views trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Great Basin National Park, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in Baker ranging from 1.3 to 7.4 miles and from 6,870 to 10,948 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Top trails (24)
#1 - Bristlecone Pine Glacier Trail
Great Basin National Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 32 m
The Glacier Trail is the continuation of the Bristlecone Trail for a total of 4.6 miles RT. It continues beyond the bristlecone pine grove to the only glacier in Nevada, nestled beneath Wheeler Peak. Terrain is rocky and you can encounter snow as well. The Bristlecone Pine Glacier Trail leads into bristlecone forests and the trailhead is located at the end of the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive at the Bristlecone Parking area. Trail winds through groves of park's ancient trees and up into a glacier cut canyon to the nation's southern-most glacier. Trail is 4.6 miles RT with gain of 1100 ft. Midway the trail has interpretive signs that provide information about famous trees. Glacier Trail is the continuation of Bristlecone Trail to beyond bristlecone pine grove to the only glacier in Nevada - Wheeler Peak Glacier, nestled beneath Wheeler Peak - and takes you across piles and piles of glacial-cut rocks.Show more
#2 - Wheeler Peak Trail via Stella Lake Trail
Great Basin National Park
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 5 h 16 m
#3 - Alpine Lakes Trail
Great Basin National Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
Please note that road closures have been reported leading up to this trail as of May 15th, 2020. The three-mile Alpine Lakes Loop Trail at the end of Great Basin National Park Scenic Drive offers high elevation backcountry hiking to two small lakes that lie in the shadow of Wheeler Peak - Stella and Teresa Lakes. The three-mile Alpine Lakes Loop Trail offers the hiker a sense of diversity found in the high elevation backcountry of Great Basin National Park. Two small lakes lie in the shadow of Wheeler Peak. Both occupy shallow depressions left behind by retreating glaciers. both are fed by snow melt and occasional summer storms. To reach Stella Lake the trail rises 400 feet from the trailhead (first right turn at the junction if taken counterclockwise) and passes through a forest of Englemann spruce, aspen and timber pine and takes you to a dramatic alpine setting with a barren sawtooth ridge rising above the surface of a smooth lake. The trail continues another mile to Teresa Lake. Above the lake, blooming primrose and shooting stars reveal a small spring. There are no fish in these lakes as they are both shallow and freeze solid in winter. The trail is a great loop for children and can be combined with the longer Bristlecone and/or Glacier trail (there is about a half mile overlap along the loop) to make a great day hike. Begin at the Bristlecone Parking Area, near Wheeler Peak Campground.Show more
#4 - Bristlecone and Alpine Lakes Loop
Great Basin National Park
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 49 m
#5 - Lehman Cave
Great Basin National Park
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 11 m
Note: Due to COVID-19, the caves are currently closed however surrounding trails are accessible. Check here for more information: https://www.nps.gov/grba/planyourvisit/lehman-caves-tours.htmShow more
#6 - Teresa Lake
Great Basin National Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 49 m
#7 - Wheeler Peak Trail via Alpine Lakes Trail
Great Basin National Park
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 5 h 14 m
#8 - Baker Lake-Johnson Lake Loop
Great Basin National Park
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Length: 12.9 mi • Est. 8 h 9 m
The Baker Lake and Johnson Lake Trails can be combined as a loop hike. The connecting section is a steep route over the ridge between Baker and Johnson Lakes. The ridgetop offers spectacular views in all directions, including the south faces of Wheeler Peak and Baker Peak.Show more
#9 - Stella Lake Trail
Great Basin National Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
#10 - Baker Lake Trail
Great Basin National Park
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Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 6 h
The trail to the lake is garnished by aspens and vegetation along the creek. The creek in many areas is pleasant to see and hear. The backdrop of the mountains surrounding the lake are awe inspiring. The lake itself is on the smaller side.Show more
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