Hiking Project Logo

Jarbidge River

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (4)

Climb this first rolling and then steep trail into the Jarbidge Mountains.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

5.7

Miles

9.1

KM

Point to Point

9,569' 2,917 m

High

6,635' 2,022 m

Low

2,935' 895 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

41%

Max Grade (22°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

A wilderness boundary starts at end of the road, after which no motorized vehicles are allowed.

Description

This is a great trail leading to one of the few alpine lakes in the Jarbidge Mountains. The beginning of the trail starts in a small parking lot and then immediately dumps you into a river crossing. The bridge washed out where you cross right at the beginning and has been never replaced. Unless the water is exceptionally low, you'll be getting your feet wet to start.

After crossing the creek you'll basically be hiking on the old road and you'll pass an old campground and the old trailhead. As the years pass, the road is really filling in with new plant growth. After the road ends the trail will get narrow and it really starts to gain elevation. You'll climb up a long valley with many avalanche paths so be prepared if you hit a big tree pile. The last part of the trail steepens before you finally reach the lake. It is a small lake, but unique in these otherwise fairly dry mountains.

Flora & Fauna

Vast fields of wildflowers are scattered around the lake and in the valley.

Contacts

Shared By:

Chris Wandervans

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 4 votes

#10082

Overall
  4.3 from 4 votes
5 Star
25%
4 Star
75%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#79

in Nevada

#10,082

Overall
37 Views Last Month
1,785 Since Sep 20, 2016
Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
50%
25%
25%
0%

Photos

Wildflowers and lake.
Sep 20, 2016 near Jackpot, NV
Alpine Lake.
Sep 20, 2016 near Jackpot, NV
Alpine Lake in Jarbridge Mountains.
Sep 20, 2016 near Jackpot, NV
Jarbridge River Valley.
Sep 20, 2016 near Jackpot, NV

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
Unknown See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

none