The Best Backpacking in Nevada

Looking for the best backpacking in Nevada? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Nevada. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Nevada

  • Clark County, Nevada

    Hike the Bowl of Fire in the Muddy Mountains Wilderness

    8 mi / 500 ft gain
    The Bowl of Fire, tucked away in the Muddy Mountains Wilderness, is made up of the same dramatic conglomerate as that of the Valley of Fire, only almost no-one stops to visit as they blitz by on Northshore Road in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.To get there take the Northshore Road 16 mil...
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  • Baker, Nevada

    Summit Wheeler Peak

    16 mi / 5500 ft gain
    Not a feat for the faint of heart. You have to want this one. Especially if you are dealing with intermittent patches of snow. The Upper Lehman Creek Trail, the Wheeler Peak Trail, and the summit are not overly challenging when done on their own, but the sum of it's parts makes this combination t...
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  • Fallon, Nevada

    Catch a Sunset at the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge

    1 mi / 0 ft gain
    From Fallon, Nevada on US-Hwy 50, head east for 5 miles to NV-116. Turn Left onto NV-116 and take this road for 12 miles until you reach the Stillwater Wildlife Refuge. From the intersection of Stillwater Rd and Hunter Rd, you can head North on Hunter Rd, which leads to hiking trails or you can c...
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  • Mount Charleston, Nevada

    Hike Trail Canyon in the Mt. Charleston Wilderness

    3.6 mi / 1584 ft gain
    THE TRAIL The Trail Canyon Trail is a 3.6 mile out-and-back moderately trafficked route located in the Mt. Charleston Wilderness located approximately 45 minutes northeast of Las Vegas, NV.  This difficult trail offers access to Mt. Charleston Peak, the western side of the Mummy Mountain Trail, a...
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  • Baker, Nevada

    Backpack on the Baker/Johnson Lake Loop

    12 mi / 3300 ft gain
    Check out a quieter side of Great Basin National Park by spending a night camped at Baker Lake. There are several opportunities to pitch your tent along the way, or you can choose a spot right on the shores of the lake. On the weekend we were there, there was only one other party spending the nig...
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  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    Hike to the Hidden Forest Cabin

    11.37 mi / 2110 ft gain
    Straddling the Mojave and Great Basin Deserts, the Desert National Wildlife Refuge protects a wide variety of ecosystems across a diverse landscape. The refuge was established in 1936 in order to provide habitat for the desert bighorn sheep and other desert wildlife. Today, it is the largest wild...
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  • Baker, Nevada

    Johnson Lake via Snake Creek

    6.99 mi / 2484 ft gain
    Johnson Lake via Snake Creek is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Baker, Nevada.
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  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    Hayford Peak

    14.66 mi / 4137 ft gain
    Hayford Peak is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Springs, Nevada.
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  • Carson City, Nevada

    Ash Canyon to Kings Canyon Trail

    13.09 mi / 2234 ft gain
    Ash Canyon to Kings Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Carson City, Nevada.
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  • Ruby Valley, Nevada

    Overland Lake Trail

    12.87 mi / 3645 ft gain
    Overland Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Ruby Valley, Nevada.
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  • Imlay, Nevada

    Star Peak Trail

    11.39 mi / 3953 ft gain
    Star Peak Trail is a is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Lovelock, Nevada.
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  • Paradise Valley, Nevada

    Singas Creek

    10.38 mi / 2825 ft gain
    Singas Creek is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Orovada, Nevada.
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  • Humboldt County, Nevada

    Horse Canyon

    6.22 mi / 1371 ft gain
    Horse Canyon is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Orovada, Nevada.
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  • Denio, Nevada

    Bog Hot Springs

    9.28 mi / 131 ft gain
    Bog Hot Springs is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a hot springs located near Denio, Nevada.
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  • New Washoe City, Nevada

    Tahoe Rim to Spooner Lake

    18.56 mi / 1532 ft gain
    Tahoe Rim to Spooner Lake is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Incline Village-Crystal Bay, Nevada.
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  • Clark County, Nevada

    Cleopatra Wash Trail

    17.23 mi / 1926 ft gain
    Cleopatra Wash Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Overton, Nevada.
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