Nevada Hiking, Nature January 22, 2023
These 5 Nevada Forest Trails Will Bring Out Your Adventurous Side
People don’t tend to think of forests when they think of Nevada; instead, they picture
vast deserts and big mountains devoid of trees. However, anyone who knows Nevada well knows that this state has many beautiful forests and plenty of trees! These five forest trails will help you to enjoy the forests of Nevada on foot. Get out there and get hiking today!
1. Hidden Forest Trail; Desert National Wildlife Refuge
This 10.2-mile trail is not far from Las Vegas but you'll feel like you're a million miles from everyone and everything when you're on it.
Desert National Wildlife Refuge, 16001 Corn Creek Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89124, USA
This trail is not for the faint of heart, though. Although this trail is rated moderate, hikers will gain 2,020' of elevation on this out and back trail.
2. Bristlecone Pine Glacier Trail; Great Basin National Park
Want to see some trees that are thousands of years old? Then you'll love this moderate trail in Great Basin National Park, which takes you past ancient bristlecone pines.
National Forest Development Road 448, NF-448, Nevada 89311, USA
This trail is an out and back trail that is 4.5 miles in length and has great views the entire way.
3. Castle Rock Loop Trail; Stateline
This trail is rated moderate but it's only 2.7 miles in length so you can enjoy it in a short afternoon.
You'll be amazed at the views of Lake Tahoe!
4. Sawmill Short Loop; Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
This trail is short and easy but you'll love the woods, wildlife, and views that you can see along the way.
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Sparks, NV 89431, USA
It's only 1.3 miles in length and there's only 157 feet of elevation gain.
5. Tahoe East Shore Trail; Sand Harbor Beach State Recreation Area
Like #3 on our list, this trail gives you great views of Lake Tahoe, but this time you'll be closer to the water.
Sand Harbor Beach, Nevada, USA
This trail is very easy. It's also paved so it can be enjoyed on foot, by bike, in a stroller, or in a wheelchair. It's just 2.6 miles in length with just 144 feet of elevation gain.
Any one or all of these trails will give you the opportunity to view and marvel at Nevada’s beautiful forests. You’ll love them all. Get out there and get hiking in the woods!
Looking for more great hiking trails in Nevada? Check out our list of some of the most
incredible trails in Nevada.
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