Smith Creek Road

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Nevada

Elevation Gain627ft
Trailhead Elevation5,400ft
Elevation Min/Max5400/5849ft
Elevation Start/End5400/5400ft

Smith Creek Road

Smith Creek Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in White Pine County, Nevada. It is within Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and Mount Moriah Wilderness Area. It is 2.5 miles long and begins at 5,400 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 627 feet. This trail connects with the following: National Forest Development Road 460.

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Hiking Nevada: A Guide to the State's Greatest Adventures (Falcon Guides)
Bruce Grubbs
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"A day hike up a remote canyon with interesting limestone caves and cliffs, in the northern portion of the Mount Moriah Wilderness, in the Snake Range. 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 of the impressive canyon. Then the trail crosses the creek and enters a cottonwood grove. Deadman Creek enters noisily from the left (south) as it pours over a series of ledges. Continue up Smith Creek on the now much fainter trail. Since it was built as a jeep road, the trail always crosses the creek when the bench peters out. The canyon becomes gradually narrower, and the high cliff on the north side is especially impressive. There are also tantalizing views of the high country, far above to the south."

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Trail Information

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Nearby City
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Humboldt National Forest - Ely Ranger District (702) 289-3031
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Moriah, Little Horse Canyon; Humboldt National Forest-Ely Ranger District
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