"Considered by many the preeminent trail in Nevada, the Ruby Crest National Recreation Trail offers backpackers and equestrians one of the best wilderness experiences in the state. Mountain lakes, absent from the majority of the rest of Nevada's backcountry, are here in abundance, including Overland, North Furlong, Favre, Castle, Liberty, Lamoille, and the two Dollar Lakes. Even more unusual is a spectacular waterfall, found in the Overland Creek basin.
Superb views are nearly constant companions, and a scenic calendar could easily be compiled from the photo opportunities along this trail. In addition, during peak season, the Ruby Mountains offer one of the best wildflower displays anywhere in the state, as well as many pristine meadows. Wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy searching for mountain goats, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, mule deer, and a wide variety of fowl, including raptors such as golden eagles and red-tailed hawks. Even the fishing can be fantastic. The few descriptions of the Ruby Crest Trail in print start in Lamoille Canyon and end at the Green Mountain trailhead near Harrison Pass."