Explore the most popular camping 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.

Seven of us set out on our first hike of the season. We were a little concerned about a seven mile trek as our first outing, but the trail proved to be beautiful and not overly taxing. It was the type of trail that makes you want to come back for more.

The layered colors were amazing. So distinct. The landscape ranged from soft, rolling hills to jagged peaks, which were as sharp as lava rock. The winds were wicked, but interestingly always at our back.

Our group (age range 45 to 60) really loved this trail.

Really fun trail! Doesn't take too long before the sounds of the freeway are drowned out by the wind through the pine needles, sounds of the creek and the birds singing. Yes, there is a pretty good grade to climb, but you are going from Washoe Valley into the mountains. I didn't make it all the way too the lake, the snow covering the trail was knee high in a few spots and I was uncertain on which way the path went. Had a great time!

scenic driving
16 days 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.

18 days ago

My Garmin had the distance a little shy of 6-miles,taking the north loop trail (as shown) up to the Raintree. Pretty solid 1,900-foot elevation change on the ascent from the parking lot at the north loop trail at 158. The elevation gets to just shy of 10,000 feet so will get to you on this steady climb. We hiked in early March so there was still some significant snow on the trail and micro-spikes and poles were needed. We had a great time and some of the views were tremendous.

Long but worth everything

Very beautiful trail. The spring was disappointing.

off road driving
25 days ago

Have been to the halfway point campground many times and stayed, this was only our second trip driving all the way through and found the road to be in better condition now. Great scenery and opportunities to view wildlife taking a leisurely drive. Took the Pine Nut Road spur this trip also but were not able to explore much due to a large group camped at the end of the road, a bit higher clearance needed for Pine Nut.

I haven't done this hike, but can you camp on the trail?

1 month ago

This is a challenging hike, not for the faint of heart. There are steep areas and switchbacks, and the elevation kinda started to kick my butt. But, it was worth it. The tree was magnificent and I was never bored.

1 month ago

This was a very tough hike. Very long distances so make sure you are in shape if you want to do this hike. Also , wear the right clothes and make sure to pack alot of food and water! The scene is gorgeous and makes it worth it !

1 month 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 !

Great physical climb in the forest and perfect for a quick tough workout getaway and peaceful rest at the top. It took about 4.5 hours pushing through without breaking all the way up, which was tough, and relaxing an hour at the lake. It’s just hard to stack up with Galena, Rose, and the TRT so close by. Limited scenic views and a small lake, although they were nice. There was still snow on the trail and the lake was frozen when I went in early February so I’ll have to do it again in summer to see if it would be better. Be prepared to walk through 20 yards of calf deep creek water or thick brush right before the lake; at least this time of year. All in all it was a really nice hike and good alternative day hike to mix things up if you are a regular local day hiker.

This trail provides spectacular views of the west side of the park. There are also ample opportunities to spot big horn sheep. We went counterclockwise, although I don't think it matters a whole lot in terms of rate of elevation gain if you go either way. Would do it again!

Flat and easy. Ideal for carrying baby.

amazing trail despite some of the debris I found.

off road driving
2 months ago

Very beautiful and interesting. Highly recommended. Make sure you have enough time to stop enjoying the beautiful nature. Took us 5 hours with 3 ten minutes rest breaks with our 17 Jeep GC Summit with stock tires.

fantastic trail, be prepared for blustery winds. bring your hiking poles to help with your footing on the loose scree

Didn’t realize I had to walk the last mike on the road, ended out of the trail ‘loop’ at willow springs. Did I miss a trail

I run all over the Las Vegas and this is the one I recommend to visitors. Fun single track and beautiful views of Red Rock, Las Vegas with lots of landscape and vegetation changes.

Nice easy family hike.

3 months ago

Nice scenery..but make sure you have a high enough clearance vehicle...and plan to be there at a minimum of 4hrs. So worth it with the different combinations it brings...

Very nice trail with amazing scenery. I came across a huge buck while running, he was beautiful. Highly recommended!

Great hike. We started from the first parking lot and made our way up towards the trail. It’s a gradual uphill climb, but nothing that had us stopping to catch our breath. The views changed as you make your way through the trail and made for a really interesting hike.

La Madre was a little deceiving, but that could be due to going in December and having merely no water flowing.

It tooks us around 3 hours to complete the trail.

Strenuous hike but well worth it once you get to the top. The temperatures right now are brutal so dress warmly!

3 months ago

Although this hike is only 2 miles one way, it's a rough one if you are inexperienced. The first time I did this hike it felt more like 5 miles not 2. The first part of this hike is extremely gravelly! Wear good shoes! Once your through the gravel the incline continues. I believe it somewhere between. 1,500-2,000' of elevation gain in two miles. Whatever you do DON'T give up! There are plenty of shady spots to rest. Once you make it to the top of Trail Canyon you'll spot a sign for additional trails. If your done, just head up the tiny hill to the right for some amazing views. If you can take a bit more go the extra 1/2 mile up to Cave Springs. There's a cool little seasonal spring! Us desert folks love any sight of water!

3 months ago

Good strenuous hike. Tree at the top was really cool. Great views.

Beautiful scenery. Very open with fields, pine trees, granite, and water. Parts are paved while optional paths are dirt. Lots of dog walkers and some bikers. We came across two stray dogs, one with collar and tags although the other one did not have either.

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