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 incredible Outbound community.

  • Hike the Bowl of Fire in the Muddy Mountains Wilderness

    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...

    8 miles 500 ft gain

  • Summit Wheeler Peak

    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, ...

    16 miles 5500 ft gain

  • Hike Trail Canyon in the Mt. Charleston Wilderness

    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 Pea...

    3.6 miles 1584 ft gain

  • Catch a Sunset at the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge

    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 Hu...

    1 miles 0 ft gain

  • Backpack on the Baker/Johnson Lake Loop

    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 ther...

    12 miles 3300 ft gain

  • Hike to the Hidden Forest Cabin

    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 ot...

    11.37 miles 2110 ft gain