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

backpacking
10 days ago

Gorgeous scenery, great hike! Downloaded this track for offline viewing, came in handy providing even more detail than our topo map at times. The trail currently is little different than this track on the approach to Favre Lake... we followed the track only to have to bushwhack... looks like they've rerouted the trail. Follow the current trail signs out on the trail and you'll find Favre no problem. Flowers were in blooms everywhere, saw goats, buck & doe, grouse, cows, pika, golden eagles, tons of butterflies and bees. Trail is overgrown somewhat in areas, but always easy to follow. And yep, the stretch without water is up and down nearly 4 peaks, so hydrate well and be ready for a good workout!

Hard to think of alpine lakes and meadows in Nevada but so similar to the Southern Alps. Refreshing after the torrid August desert and mornings are free of traffic which eventually builds up mid morning with friendly families and pets on leash. An alternative to the ubiquitous and obnoxious casino scene.

Pretty easy. We started around 5 pm and made it up and back before dark. there were A LOT of knats up top. The trail just weaves back and forth up the mountain for a while, but you walk through millions of colorful flowers, then the top of the mountain has some rocks and pine trees. We'll do it again one morning.

hiking
20 days ago

From my experience, the best route to Thomas Peak is to generally bear NW from the lake toward the chute between the north and west ridges. Note that the area north of the lake is full of seeps and so probably the best route is to start on the east side of the lake and head north, skirting east of the boggy area until you're above it, then traversing westerly up the slope. The trickiest part is finding a safe route to the very top of the ridge. I found a small chute (see uploaded track). Note that the scramble from Island Lake to Thomas Peak is very strenuous and pretty exposed. Also, it would be great if HTNF or a good samaritan would cairn a route to Thomas Peak, to reduce damage to the alpine meadows.

Great hike. There were a few steep spots but not too bad. Trail is easily seen.

Hiked it yesterday. Beautiful every turn and not very traveled especially once over the pass. Trail conditions very great. a must hike if you head to the Ruby Mtns.

Beautiful trail. Recommend going mid July to see the wildflowers

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing wildflowers this time of year (mid-July)! Fairly easy hike, would be a great family day trip. There are lots of switchbacks so you hardly even notice the elevation gain!

Good hike today with a lot of colors and water

on Lamoille Lake Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Fun day out with the kids. Wouldn’t class it as difficult.

Beautiful... there was still snow

hiking
1 month ago

This is one of our favorite hikes. Along the way are a number of small lakes and ponds. Lamoille Lake, right before the approach to Liberty Pass was still frozen.
Finding the way up the pass was challenging because of all the snow. Our boots got definitely wet. We used micro spikes which helped a lot with traction.
The view of frozen Liberty Lake was breathtaking.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked to Griswold Lake. Trail is fairly easy for the first 2.5 miles, then it gets steep with lots of boulders and lose footing. it's totally worth the effort though. The lake and the cirque are beautiful.

Make sure you get a key to make it through the gate by car and drive all the way up the road to the trailhead.

The hike to the lake is 7 miles RT with 2,800 feet elevation gain.

Loved this hike. Not too strenuous and the scenery is beautiful. Lots of waterfalls along the trail this time of year. It's a 5 miles RT with 1,400 feet elevation gain.

hiking
2 months ago

Did this hike with my wife in 2013. Awesome views. We went from Harrison Pass to S Smith creek first day. To Overland Lake second day and stayed there to relax an extra day. To Favre Lake after that and then out the last day. From overland to Favre was by far the toughest stretch. I think 13 mikes or so. 11 miles without water. Gorgeous.

hiking
2 months ago

Sign states trailhead by campsite #33. But, if one drives the loop looking for Space #33 they will drive past trailhead. Instead, look for campsite #31. The trailhead is directly across from #31.
Hiked in May. When I got to the snow, I kept hiking. Trail became a serials of snow, no snow. I pulled the muscle in the ball of my foot, decided to turn around.

Very rewarding to get to this awesome lake. I wouldn’t mind fishing up here next time I go.

4 months ago

Nice morning hike. Loved the views of the Rubies and Elko. Didn’t think it was to hard. Definitely will do again!!!

hiking
9 months ago

A little snowy but do able!

hiking
9 months ago

Hiked this with my 6 and 4 year old today. Took about an hour and 40 minutes one way. Lots of snow and ice towards the top. Great hike!

fishing
9 months ago

Fantastic hike! A great oasis from the desert valley.

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike took the boys 12 9 and twin 7 year olds amazing views swimming if you don't mind very cold water. Crystal clear water....

hiking
10 months ago

Love this hike! Went yesterday and there is about a foot of snow at the lake, but some patches have melted off. I've hiked it sevaral times and I love the spring there when the snow is melting and the wild flowers are blooming and the streams are flowing.

backpacking
10 months ago

Amazing trail! Great camping spots, access to water (will need to filtered of course) and beautiful views. Hiked south to north, and loved it.

The trail was peaceful and beautiful. Just the right amount of difficulty for someone who doesn't hike as much as she would like.

11 months ago

Nice easy hike. Beautiful scenery.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Awesome! Be prepared: bring a water filtration pump, extra food, etc. There is a ~11mile stretch without water between overland lake and Favre. We did this in 2.5 days and 2 nights and it was a bit rushed. Bring good hiking buddies

I hike this trail two weeks ago it was amazing. We saw three groups of the shaggy white sheep. The view is amazing

hiking
Tuesday, August 01, 2017

The better hike is past Lamoille Lake to Liberty Lake. It is one of my all time favorites. I hiked there last week and found tons of wild flowers. Lamoille Lake is emerald green and full due to snow still melting. I disagree re: shade. I think there's plenty! If you like a more remote hike with few people this is it!

hiking
Friday, June 30, 2017

A diamond in the rough. This trail climbs to around 10,000 feet with majestic views of the ruby mountains, and passes along a handful of alpine lakes. Be sure to bring plenty of water and a good lunch!

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