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    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

      Wheeler Peak via Upper Lehman Creek

      15.27 mi / 5177 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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    • Mount Charleston, Nevada

      Trail Canyon in the Mt. Charleston Wilderness

      3.82 mi / 1588 ft gain
      THE TRAIL The Trail Canyon Trail is a 3.8 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,...
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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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    • 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

      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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    • Spring Creek, Nevada

      Ruby Dome Trail

      6.52 mi / 2710 ft gain
      Ruby Dome Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Lamoille, Nevada.
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