Nevada May 03, 2018
The Trail In Nevada That Will Lead You On An Adventure Like No Other
When it comes to Nevadans, adventure is in our blood. With so much to do and see in our state, it’s hard to stay away from adventure when it calls to you. You’ll definitely want to keep this trail in mind for the next time the urge to get out and explore hits you.Tucked away in the Ruby Mountains, this trail takes you across some epic landscapes and ultimately leads you to a hidden gem known as Island Lake. This is sure to become your new happy place. Check it out.
The Island Lake Trail is one of Nevada's best-kept secrets. This gem of a trail can be found within Lamoille Canyon in northeastern Nevada. At just two miles to the lake and back, the hike is relatively short. However, it definitely packs in a ton of beauty!
This scenic trail is absolutely beautiful from start to finish. The trail is rated as easy-moderate with just a handful of switchbacks. It's the perfect way to experience the beauty that Lamoille Canyon has to offer in just a few hours.
The trail treats you to the most breathtaking views of the canyon along with forest, streams, and wildflowers during the spring and summer. And the best part? It's quiet. Although this trail is popular, it's rare that you see another soul on the trail at the same time as you.
It's trails like this one that prove that you don't need to plan out several days to explore the wonderful Ruby Mountains. This moderate hike makes for the perfect afternoon adventure in which you'll feel millions of miles away from the hectic hustle and bustle of civilization.
You'll even witness a wonderful little waterfall along the way to the lake. It's places like this that remind us how lucky we are to live in Nevada, where beautiful gems like this are just a short drive away.
It isn't long before you come upon the trail's namesake: Island Lake. The lake itself is pretty small at only 7 acres in total. However, it's situated in the most beautiful mountain setting and is totally surrounded by green trees and foliage. It feels like a little slice of heaven hiding in the Ruby Mountains.
Dip your toes in the water and relax while taking in the stunning scenery. You'll probably find it hard to pull yourself away from this amazing place.
If you're looking for a quiet adventure far away from the crowds, you'll definitely want to put this hike on your list. With views like this, you'll be happy you made the trek!
You'll get to the trailhead via Lamoille Canyon Road. After you drive through Lamiolle Pass you will begin to see the Ruby Mountains. The byway will lead you into the mountains and end at a parking lot. You'll find the trailhead near the northern end of the parking lot.
Have you hiked to Island Lake before? What’s your favorite hike in Nevada? Let us know! Our state is full of beautiful hikes but
if you only ever do 5 hikes in Nevada you should make them these.