Whether you are a casual hiker in search of a leisurely walk or a serious hiker looking for a challenging trek, Nevada’s trails offer thousands of miles of hikes with amazing surroundings and scenery. Everything from desert to lush meadows, mountains to valleys and rivers to lakes, Nevada has a trail for you.
With acres of pine trees and snow-capped peaks, hikers in northern Nevada will find mountain lakes, creeks and canyons to explore. The Tahoe Rim Trail provides 165 miles of breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe while Spooner Lake offers two miles round trip with routes that lead to Marlette Lake and the Flume Trail. The Mount Rose Wilderness Area, just a quick drive from Reno, offers intermediate and advanced trails such as the Mount Rose Summit Trail, the Jones-Whites Creek Loop Trail, the Whites & Thomas Creek Canyons and Hunter Creek.
Your visit to rural Nevada should include a trip to Great Basin National Park just outside of Baker where you can hike over 60 miles of trails such as the Bristlecone-Glacier Trail and Baker Lake Trail. Other great hikes include the Mount Moriah Wilderness, which is home to Nevada’s fifth highest peak, Table Mountain Wilderness just north of Tonopah and the Santa Rosa-Paradise Peak Wilderness north of Winnemucca.
During your stay in Las Vegas head out to a number of southern Nevada desert trails. Explore the awe-inspiring red sandstone at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, the miles of trails at the Mount Charleston Wilderness or the petroglyphs on the Mouse’s Tank trail at Valley of Fire State Park.
Hiking Nevada is always a beautiful experience, especially in the fall as the vibrant autumn foliage is spectacular. With stunning scenery and varied terrain awaiting you, follow the trail to Nevada.