Hendrys Creek

Baker, Nevada 89311

Hendrys Creek

Hendrys Creek Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A very long day hike or overnight backpack trip on a good trail through a scenic canyon offering access to The Table and Mount Moriah, in the Snake Range. The well-maintained Hendrys Creek Trail starts along the south side of the creek but soon crosses north to follow an old jeep road. The hillsides are open sage and grass, but the stream course is dense with willow, cottonwood, and a few stately ponderosa pine. Watch for occasional poison ivy along the first mile. As the trail gradually climbs, ponderosa pine become more common, and almost dominant for a while.

The singleleaf piñon that grows here is easily identified since it is the only pine with its needles growing singly instead of in bunches of two or more. The nuts produced by this tree were highly prized by Native Americans as a food source, and are still valuable today. They are also an important staple for wildlife, especially wood rats."

Hendrys Creek Trip Reports

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This hike will take you through scenic canyons, conifer/aspen forests and meadows, sub-alpine vegetation and finally to "The Table." An 11,000ft alpine plain/plateau with stunning views of the snake range mountains. Mt. Moriah @ 12,067ft is a 1000ft scramble from here. This hike will take your breath away for difficulty and scenery!
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Trail Information

Baker
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
18.8
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
12 hours or 2 days
Duration
Summer through Fall
Season
Waterfalls
Features
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Ely Ranger District, 825 Avenue East, Ely, NV 89301; (775) 289-3031; www.fs.fed.us/r4/htnf
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Moriah, Old Mans Canyon, The Cove
Local Maps

Trail Log