With more than 300 named mountain ranges, millions of acres of rugged, untamed wilderness, and thousands of miles of trails, it’s safe to say the Silver State offers hikers and backpackers a lifetime of exploration. From celebrated Nevada state parks and national park wonders to crowd-free conservation areas and the (minimum) 36-mile long, peak-hopping Ruby Crest National Recreation Trail, learn where to get some Nevada dirt on those boots.
Hiking in Nevada ranges from easy ambles to alpine scrambles, with difficulty levels for everyone and sights to see from glittering city skylines to green, forested vistas. No matter if you’re looking for a chilled-out stroll through city nature preserves or a mountain hike that borders on rock climbing, the vast breadth of Nevada hiking has adventures perfect for you. Alluring to casual out-and-back day trippers, hardcore, toothbrush-chopping wilderness thru-hikers, and everyone in between, Nevada is a hiker’s paradise.