Backpacking & Hiking Trails

Coming to Nevada? Bring your hiking boots. Thousands of miles of Nevada hiking trails offer access to everywhere from popular Tahoe hikes along sandy beaches to remote, all-to-yourself wilderness areas, as well as throughout 24 state parks, two national parks, and plenty in between.

From easy day hikes to multi-day backpacking trips on famous thru-hiking backpacking trails, get ready for serious off-grid solace and panoramic views of landscapes you never dreamed you’d discover here, some just a short hike from the trailhead. Get the lowdown on our favorite places to get after it, as well as where to fill your pack with trail maps and trail guides on the way to your next Nevada hiking adventure.

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Tahoe Hikes

They call it the “Jewel of the Sierra Nevada,” and once you’ve seen it… you get it. Vast, crystal-clear, and encircled by towering peaks and forest-blanketed mountain wonderlands—all crisscrossed by hundreds of miles of pristine hiking trails—Lake Tahoe is a hiker’s paradise. With meadows bursting with wildflowers, alpine lakes and streams, and million-dollar views of Lake Tahoe around every bend, it’s no surprise that Tahoe hikes peak the interest of hikers from all over the globe.

With thousands of hiking trails at your toe-tips, ranging from easy front-country ambles—like the brand-new, waters-edge East Shore Trail—to way-off-grid, multi-day backpacking trips, or even no-hassle, gondola-accessed ski resort walks to a bird’s-eye view of the lake, sublime hiking awaits from South Lake Tahoe all the way to Mt. Rose. Come see what the #Nevadaside is all about.

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Wanna let more Nevada-lovers hike vicariously through you? Use #TravelNevada and share your fave Nevada trails. If we love your photo, look for it here!

#FunFactFriday: Did you know that ponderosa pines are known to smell like vanilla and butterscotch? Scientists believe that this sweet scent comes from a chemical in the sap, that when heated by the sun releases the aroma. Next time you find yourself hiking through these towering trees, try it out for yourself! Follow your nose to find a #ponderosa, or look for the trees with the thick reddish bark and long pine needles. A tree that has been exposed to the sun will have the strongest scent.

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Highly recommend visiting an Alpine Lake. Stella Lake in Great Basin National Park was beautiful! 🏞️
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Blessings to the Ruby Mountains for being such a great & unpredictable host this past month. Gonna miss this place. Truly one of Nevada’s gems.
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Great Basin is incredible! Even more so for how remote it is... you really have to make an effort to get here. We hiked about 4 miles total, no joke at over 10,000 feet elevation.
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Another Wildflower view. These things are popping all over the place on the north facing slopes at elevation.

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So proud of my kids & Charlie (the doggy)!! We hiked to Raintree today and they did great! It’s tough for littles, especially my youngest, but they endured. My oldest wants to bag a peak next and they were asking about overnight backpacking trips too! I see more fun hikes in the future for them!
Focus on the powerful, euphoric, magical, synchronistic, beautiful parts of life, and the universe will keep giving them to you ✨🖤
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