Best Backpacking in Nevada

This list represents the most popular backpacking in Nevada. Use this list to plan your next Nevada backpacking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Griffith Peak via Harris Springs Road

    4 Reviews

    Las Vegas, NV

    This hike is one where you can really get out and hike without meeting many people. This trail passes rocky areas, dense trees, meadows, and a high mountain peak. The fun for you and your pet ...
    •  6 hours or overnight
    •  9.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike is one where you can really get out and hike without meeting many people. This trail passes rocky areas, dense ...

  • #2 Ophir Creek Trail

    8 Reviews

    Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, NV

    Ophir Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Washoe County, Nevada. It is within Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. It is 4.3 miles long and begins at 7,225 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail ...
    •  4.3 miles

    Ophir Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Washoe County, Nevada. It is within Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. It is 4.3 miles ...

  • #3 Charleston Peak Trail North Loop

    5 Reviews

    Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, NV

    Charleston Peak Trail North Loop is a hiking trail in Mount Charleston, Nevada. It is within Mount Charleston Wilderness Area and Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. It is 3.5 miles long ...
    •  3.5 miles

    Charleston Peak Trail North Loop is a hiking trail in Mount Charleston, Nevada. It is within Mount Charleston Wilderness ...

  • #4 Spring Mountains: Mt. Charleston Peak Loop

    1 Reviews

    Las Vegas, NV

    Named after Charleston, North Carolina, by the Dixie general of a mapping team in 1869, Southern Nevada’s highest peak is more reminiscent of the Rocky Mountains than the deep South. And what ...
    •  A long day or overnight
    •  18 miles
    •  Guide

    Named after Charleston, North Carolina, by the Dixie general of a mapping team in 1869, Southern Nevada’s highest peak is ...

  • #5 Bonanza Trail

    2 Reviews

    Las Vegas, NV

    The Bonanza Trail offers excellent scenery and views of Charleston and McFarland peaks, as well as expansive vistas of the surrounding desert topography. The first 3 miles of trail climb steeply ...
    •  2 days
    •  17 miles
    •  Guide

    The Bonanza Trail offers excellent scenery and views of Charleston and McFarland peaks, as well as expansive vistas of the ...

  • #6 Ruby Lakes

    1 Reviews

    Lamoille, NV

    The climb over Liberty Pass and into the Ruby Lakes is the most popular backpack in the Ruby Mountains. If you ask backpackers whether they have ever been to the Rubies and the answer is yes, ...
    •  2 - 4 days
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    The climb over Liberty Pass and into the Ruby Lakes is the most popular backpack in the Ruby Mountains. If you ask backpackers ...

  • #7 North Twin and South Twin Rivers Loop

    2 Reviews

    Austin, NV

    Only by Nevada standards can these two streams be referred to as rivers, but what the North Twin and South Twin rivers lack in volume, they certainly make up for in vibrancy, drama, and wonder. ...
    •  2 days
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    Only by Nevada standards can these two streams be referred to as rivers, but what the North Twin and South Twin rivers lack ...

  • #8 Marlette Lake

    2 Reviews

    Carson City, NV

    A day hike or overnight backpack trip to Marlette Lake in the Carson Range. The North Canyon Trail generally follows North Canyon Creek for about 5 miles to Marlette Lake, a human-made reservoir. ...
    •  6 hours or 2 days
    •  8.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A day hike or overnight backpack trip to Marlette Lake in the Carson Range. The North Canyon Trail generally follows North ...

  • #9 North Twin River Loop

    3 Reviews

    Tonopah, NV

    A long day hike or overnight backpack trip through a series of spectacular canyons in the Toiyabe Range. This is a loop hike using the South Twin River and North Twin River Trails. Although it ...
    •  9 hours or 2 days
    •  13.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A long day hike or overnight backpack trip through a series of spectacular canyons in the Toiyabe Range. This is a loop hike ...

  • #10 Winchell Lake Trail

    2 Reviews

    Wells, NV

    The journey to Winchell Lake takes hikers and backpackers into the heart of the east side of remote East Humboldt Wilderness. A distance of 3 miles and a mild 1000-foot elevation gain make for ...
    •  2 - 3 days
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    The journey to Winchell Lake takes hikers and backpackers into the heart of the east side of remote East Humboldt Wilderness. ...

  • #11 Mount Rose and Bronco Creek

    1 Reviews

    Reno, NV

    The route to the summit of Mt. Rose may be the most popular trail in the state of Nevada. If not, it certainly ranks near the top of the list. The newly constructed parking lot may be full on ...
    •  2 - 3 days
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    The route to the summit of Mt. Rose may be the most popular trail in the state of Nevada. If not, it certainly ranks near ...

  • #12 Bonanza Trail (Spring Mountains Divide Trail)

    0 Reviews

    Las Vegas, NV

    When it comes to longer hikes at Mount Charleston, most think of the Mount Charleston loop trail. Although lesser-known, the dramatic Bonanza Trail is definitely worthwhile. Under foot and paw: ...
    •  Overnight backpacking trip
    •  32 miles
    •  Guide

    When it comes to longer hikes at Mount Charleston, most think of the Mount Charleston loop trail. Although lesser-known, ...

  • #13 Lehman Cave

    1 Reviews

    Baker, NV

    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 ...
    •  1 to 15 hours
    •  0.6 miles

    An easy walk through Lehman Cave. Though small compared to famous caves such as Carlsbad Caverns, Lehman Cave is highly ...

  • #14 Ruby Crest National Recreation Trail

    0 Reviews

    Elko, NV

    A 4-day backpack trip in the Ruby Mountains along the crest of Nevada’s most alpine range featuring classic alpine scenery, glacial valleys, cirques, and mountain lakes and streams. Lamoille ...
    •  4 days
    •  33.1 miles
    •  Guide

    A 4-day backpack trip in the Ruby Mountains along the crest of Nevada’s most alpine range featuring classic alpine scenery, ...

  • #15 Right Fork Lamoille Creek

    1 Reviews

    Lamoille, NV

    Only 2 miles from a popular summer camp lies a seldom visited, flourishing valley rimmed by steep canyon walls and towering peaks, a hidden jewel that is one of the Ruby Mountains most priceless ...
    •  2 - 3 days
    •  9.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Only 2 miles from a popular summer camp lies a seldom visited, flourishing valley rimmed by steep canyon walls and towering ...

  • #16 Mount Moriah

    0 Reviews

    Ely, NV

    The highlight of any trip to the Mt. Moriah Wilderness has to be the namesake peak itself. A 10.5-mile hike, followed by a short and easy off-trail scramble, leads to the summit of 12,067-foot ...
    •  2 - 3 days
    •  16 miles
    •  Guide

    The highlight of any trip to the Mt. Moriah Wilderness has to be the namesake peak itself. A 10.5-mile hike, followed by ...

  • #17 Hendrys Creek

    1 Reviews

    Baker, NV

    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 ...
    •  16 hours
    •  19.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The well-maintained Hendrys Creek Trail starts along the southside of the creek but soon crosses north to follow an old jeep ...

  • #18 Desert National Wildlife Range: Hayford Peak

    1 Reviews

    Indian Springs, NV

    On this hike, you’ll travel through beautiful pine forests for great views at the highest point of the Sheep Range. Vehicle: HC/4WD.
    •  Long day or overnight
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    On this hike, you’ll travel through beautiful pine forests for great views at the highest point of the Sheep Range. Vehicle: ...

  • #19 Baker Creek Trail

    3 Reviews

    Great Basin National Park, NV

    Baker Creek Trail is a hiking trail in White Pine County, Nevada. It is within Great Basin National Park. It is 5.9 miles long and begins at 8,002 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is ...
    •  5.9 miles

    Baker Creek Trail is a hiking trail in White Pine County, Nevada. It is within Great Basin National Park. It is 5.9 miles ...

  • #20 Desert Trail: High Rock Canyon Section

    0 Reviews

    Gerlach, NV

    A multi-day backpack trip along a major section of the proposed National Scenic Desert Trail through the historic High Rock Canyon area. The Desert Trail is not a constructed trail or clearly ...
    •  3 to 5 days
    •  34.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A multi-day backpack trip along a major section of the proposed National Scenic Desert Trail through the historic High Rock ...