Hiking Great Basin National Park Guide Book

by Bruce Grubbs (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Great Basin National Park  by Bruce Grubbs

100pp/photos/maps/elev charts
ISBN: 1560445955

Great Basin National Park in eastern Nevada is a fairly new park. With few developed trails, it is very underused, yet has great backcountry! This book covers 22 hikes for day-hikers as well as experienced backpackers, plus has lots of planning information for more independent travelers. Three of the trails are in nearby Mount Moriah Wilderness.

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Trails from the "Hiking Great Basin National Park" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 22.
... Preview: Alpine lakes and close-up views of the high peaks in the Snake Range. Although the Alpine Lakes Trail is relatively short, with little elevation gain, it lies at 10,000 feet above sea level. Most peo ... From the guidebook "Hiking Great Basin National Park"
Baker, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
... Preview: A scenic hike to a pair of alpine lakes. From the guidebook "Hiking Great Basin National Park"
Baker, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.2
... Preview: A hike on trails and cross-country to an easy summit; offers fine views of Wheeler Peak and Jeff Davis Peak. Bald Mountain is much easier to climb than Wheeler Peak, and may appeal to hikers or peak ... From the guidebook "Hiking Great Basin National Park"
Baker, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: Easy access to The Table and Mount Moriah from a high trailhead reached via a scenic road. This hike is worth it just for the view from the trailhead. As you start the walk south into Big Canyon, the ... From the guidebook "Hiking Great Basin National Park"
Baker, NV - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 6.2
... Preview: Wheeler Glacier, which is the only permanent body of ice between the Sierra Nevada and the Wasatch Mountains, and a bristlecone pine interpretive trail visiting the oldest living trees on earth. From ... From the guidebook "Hiking Great Basin National Park"
Baker, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: This is a good route early in the hiking season, before the snow has melted from the high country. The road appears to be used only occasionally, so it makes a nice hike. You will have a good view of ... From the guidebook "Hiking Great Basin National Park"
Baker, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: An alpine creek and meadows in a seldom-visited area; optional loop hike. As piƱon-juniper and ponderosa pine give way to fir and aspen, hikers get occasional great views to the east. From the guidebook "Hiking Great Basin National Park"
Baker, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: The well-maintained Hendrys Creek Trail starts along the southside of the creek but soon crosses north to follow an old jeep road. Surrounding hillsides hold sagebrush and grass, but the streamcourse ... From the guidebook "Hiking Great Basin National Park"
Baker, NV - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 19.8
... Preview: A little-used trail to an alpine lake and historic mining district. The Johnson Lake Trail follows an old jeep trail that is closed to vehicles. It is not marked or maintained, so you should carry a t ... From the guidebook "Hiking Great Basin National Park"
Baker, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.8
... Preview: An easy walk through Lehman Cave. Though small compared to famous caves such as Carlsbad Caverns, Lehman Cave is highly decorated with natural cave formations and is well worth a visit. To protect th ... From the guidebook "Hiking Great Basin National Park"
Baker, NV - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 0.6
... Preview: A scenic hike along an alpine creek. The Lehman Creek trail is well maintained and easy to follow as it climbs steadily through a mountain mahogany thicket, away from the creek. The Lehman Creek trail ... From the guidebook "Hiking Great Basin National Park"
Baker, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: A unique limestone natural arch. Rising high above the floor of the canyon, this imposing natural arch was created by the forces of weather over a span of centuries. Lexington Arch is unusual in one i ... From the guidebook "Hiking Great Basin National Park"
Baker, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: An easy interpretive trail explaining the pinon-juniper plant community and the geology of the Snake Range. From the guidebook "Hiking Great Basin National Park"
Baker, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: An easy interpretive trail to a historic site. A sign at the Osceola Ditch Interpretive Site trailhead briefly explains the history and purpose of the Osceola Ditch. The trail follows a drainage do ... From the guidebook "Hiking Great Basin National Park"
Baker, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.6
... Preview: This is an easy, enjoyable walk with nice views of upper Strawberry Valley and the beautiful, forested slopes of Bald Mountain. The trail follows an old, closed jeep track across the meadow and up the ... From the guidebook "Hiking Great Basin National Park"
Baker, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: Due to its relatively low elevation, this little-used trail is a good hike for early season when the high country is still snow covered. It is also great in fall, when the aspens are changing color. From the guidebook "Hiking Great Basin National Park"
Baker, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: A remote canyon with limestone caves and cliffs. The unsigned trail up Smith Creek gets very little use. It starts as an old jeep trail and climbs away from the creek on the north, giving great views ... From the guidebook "Hiking Great Basin National Park"
Baker, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: This is an easy day hike along Snake Creek. This short trail is worthwhile because it takes you to a tributary of Snake Creek. Cross the campground and follow the old road that climbs left (northeas ... From the guidebook "Hiking Great Basin National Park"
Baker, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
... Preview: This is a seldom-used trail in a remote section of the park. The old jeep road climbs steeply to a broad saddle and enters Great Basin National Park at a signed gate. It then descends through fir-asp ... From the guidebook "Hiking Great Basin National Park"
Baker, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.4
... Preview: An easy walk to a historic water diversion site, with an optional longer hike. Strawberry Creek is a scenic and accessible area in the northern section of the park. From the guidebook "Hiking Great Basin National Park"
Baker, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 1