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.


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!

Even if you aren't a #PeakBagger Mt. Ralston is worth the effort! How many of you have climbed this peak🏔? Regram 📸 @honeyoats_adventure .
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Edward Abbey thought that we should ban cars from National Parks. He said that the only way we could truly experience something is get out and walk, better yet crawl on your hands and knees, until your blood is mingled with the thornbrush and cactus and then you might just see something, but probably not. I must say climbing up a 13000 ft peak is pretty easy when the trailhead is at 10,000 ft.
It is pretty nice up here.
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Wildflower hunting today with peshetti14 

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We went on a beautiful hike up to a waterfall today. It’s so surprising how many beautiful places there are to see in our area in Nevada.
We are having a blast exploring this area and we are really appreciating our time here. I wish more things were open for us to explore but it’s nice to find little jewels like this place.
Our transition into fulltime RVing hasn’t been difficult to our surprise. The boys are really enjoying all of the outdoor time and we’re exploring everyday! We are excited to see where our path takes us next!
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!
170 Miles around the Lake Tahoe Basin in the Sierra Nevada and Carson ranges of California and Nevada. What an experience thru hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail with squitay94. Trip report to follow. 
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Happy 4th from Las Vegas ☀️ 🇺🇸 🎰 PC 📸: nicklesnau #hikenevada #maryjanefalls