Hidden Forest Road

Desert National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada

Distance8.6mi
Elevation Gain5,025ft
Trailhead Elevation4,495ft
Top7,834ft
Elevation Min/Max4495/7834ft
Elevation Start/End4495/4495ft

Hidden Forest Road

Hidden Forest Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Clark County, Nevada. It is within Desert National Wildlife Refuge. It is 8.6 miles long and begins at 4,495 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 17.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 5,025 feet. This trail connects with the following: Alamo Road.

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Best Hikes with Dogs: Las Vegas & Beyond (The Mountaineers Books)
Kimberly Lewis & Paula Jacoby-Garrett
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"Do you and your dog love Mount Charleston but hate the crowds? If so, give Hidden Forest a try. This trail begins in open desert and climbs up into the pines, ending at an old log cabin and spring where the sur­roundings make you feel like you are in the Spring Mountains. Best of all, this area is not as commonly traveled, so solitude will be a welcome treat for you and your dog. If your pooch is a camping hound, this hike is suitable for a backpacking trip and an overnight adventure. This hike is only recommended for healthy, fit dogs. The loose gravel that makes up most of the hike can be more tiring than you might expect. Under foot and paw: Loose gravel and sand." Read more

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8/15/2006
good trail. i live in las vegas and i love the dnwr. the hike in is cool. you walk thru some nice scenic canyons. deadman canyon is nice. i did have a weird experience though. i camped in the forrest just off the trail near the cabin, maybe 1000 yards before it on the west side of the trail. my pit, my girlfriend and myself got into our tent just after dark. soon after we zipped shut the tent the weirdness started. on both sides of the tent something started to push in the top of our tent. it was from a high angle and whatever it/they were, our tent was pushed all the way down to our faces. i punched the animal and grabbed my knife in case i needed to cut us out of the tent. these animals kept pushing in the tent for a while. when i punched the animal it was like punching some one in the dome, except it did not move. eventually i got out of the tent and there was nothing. i relit the fire near the tent and got back in the tent. as soon as i zipped the tent the animal(s) moved between it and the fire completely blocking out the light of the fire and resumed the pushing in of the ceiling of the tent. my dog and chick were freaking out and i was too a bit. i know there is nothing up there that would hurt us that is tall enough to push in the tent from that angle and not budge after a well placed punch with 220lbs behind it. nothing that would eat us at least. i figure it was a burro or big horn sheep investigating the dog in the tent. i could not find foot prints due to the fact we were camped on a thick rug of pine needles. it was big and muscular, not a deer or a tweeker. eventually i went to sleep. my girl and dog did not. when we got out of the tent at sunset there was no evidence or site of the animal(s). i would do this hike again, my hiking companions would not.
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Trail Information

Desert National Wildlife Refuge
Nearby City
Desert National Wildlife Refuge
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Desert National Wildlife Range
Local Contacts
USGS White Sage Flat, Black Hills, Sheep Peak, Hayford Park
Local Maps

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Dec 2018