Explore the most popular rock climbing 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.

Loved this hike! Starts off easy but definitely more challenging as it descends down through the rocks/boulders where the ropes provided are required. Good hiking shoes/boots would make a difference, we wore sneakers which did not have enough grip or protection. Rewarded at the bottom with a stunning vista of river and canyon with magical hot springs. Easier to hike out than going out n which was s welcome surprise!

Amazing hike! Make sure to wear good shoes with traction and something that you wouldn’t care if it gets wet.

Was a little crazy watch for falling ice pretty great day all round though

Incredible hike! This is definitely a challenge if you've never scrambled or used ropes before (like me). It helps if you go with a group so you can each other down and up. The hot springs are amazing and making it to the river is very rewarding.

Awesome colors, hard to comprehend how different areas so close to one another can be.

Amazing hike! Going all the way to the river it's too bad, you have to trust the ropes. Beautiful hot springs gorgeous views. I found it hard coming back up. but I did it! Super fun you will be happy that you complete something like that!

Great hike with some cool caves

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11 days ago

Super challenging but the destination is worth every rope climb!

12 days ago

Trail was hard to follow at times especially in the beginning at the top. Great views. We were the only person on the hiking trail but did see a few trail runners and mountain bikers on adjacent trails.

Be ready w hiking boots.

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16 days ago

A nice and scenic hike. Starts off with a little bit of bouldering and ends up at a 60’ rappel. So bring a rope. I️ used a 150’ of 11mm static rope and I️t worked out perfectly. After you descend you walk about 20 yards to another 15’ or so rappel to get to the hot springs. As we hiked we came across no other hikers and there was no trash or debris along the route. I️ highly recommend any beginner canyoneers or anyone looking to get their first step into the rope world try this hike out. You won’t be disappointed.

20 days ago

Always a lovely trail, easy to follow and straight-forward. It's still cold enough to freeze the falls, so it was a spectacular column of ice.

20 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous! Worth the challenge! Some rocks have been spray painted with arrows to indicate which direction to go. That was extremely helpful. There are six different spots with ropes to use for climbing down and back up. The springs were so hot - warmer than bath water and crystal clear. Rocks were smooth, so very hard to keep traction once your feet get wet. Take plenty of water and wear good shoes.

Great loop route with spectacular westerly views of Lake Tahoe. We hiked through approximately 6” of fresh snow which was fine. Beautiful forest.

Definitely started to get challenging about halfway down. A really nice hike with some fun obstacles.

Great hike with lots of scrambling. The payoff at the end is well worth it!

It's like a jungle gym

28 days ago

Went up snowing. Totally stunning experience. Snow made the trail very slippery at times, and was difficult to follow on the way down with the trail totally covered in slow. Not a long hike, but almost all uphill.

The falls were almost completely frozen, which made for a truly surreal experience.

the trail is beautiful, but don't forget to stop and look around you or you will miss the hidden gems. There is a wonderful arch you can climb in and through near the end of the loop

It was as a good hike a lot of climbing , upper body work out for sure. On the way down and on the way up. You can take children that are into the adventure.

This trail was absolutely beautiful and challenging for me (I have no experience bouldering) I was able to hike the whole trail with a little help from fellow hikers when going up the ropes, so don’t let the rating scare you... it’s totally doable for anybody! The hot pools are a wonder... I’ll definitely be going back!

Great for climbers (once you get to the rock). Short & perfect hike. Enjoy the view at the end!

Awesomly beautiful trail, loved the rope climbing

1 month ago

This is a wonderful trail with the spectacular views and colors of the surrounding areas. I would say that the drop into the canyon was a little more than easy. For my wife and I, I would rate this trail more as moderate. Well worth the effort.

1 month ago

Great day up at Castle Rock, 2/10/18. Minimal snow and ice on trail, but really no need for yak tracks. A dozen other people hiking the trail. View is always amazing. Got a little windy, so wear a hat. When you get to Castle Rock stay high to right to see the lake view :)

Loved this trail. Thought it was more moderate than hard. Scrambling and sliding down the boulders was fun. The ropes were challenging but very doable. Coming up was much easier than going down. Views were beautiful!

Awesome hike! Has various challenges but sooooooooo much fun! The payoff is at the end!!

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