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Hidden Forest Road

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (6)

Head up on this trail from the desert floor into the pines.


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5.2

Miles

8.4

KM

Point to Point

7,841' 2,390 m

High

5,844' 1,781 m

Low

1,997' 609 m

Up

5' 1 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Spring · Views · Wildlife

Description

This hike starts on the desert floor and you slowly ascend into the pines and end at a nice little cabin in a canyon. There are campsites all around the cabin.

At the cabin, there is a small trickle of water coming from a pipe in a spring. I think it runs most of the year. Stop in at Corn Creek nature preserve before hiking the trail, the rangers might be able to tell you if the spring is running.

This is a must as there is no other source of water on the trail. Overall, this trail makes for a nice little overnighter or day hike. You could hike this in the winter, just bring warmer gear/snowshoes.

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Clayton Neilson

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  3.8 from 6 votes

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At the trailhead is a nice piece with info and the history of the trail.
Apr 12, 2017 near Summerl…, NV
Luna bar as a reference for how big the pines are just an hour outside of Vegas.
Feb 19, 2020 near North L…, NV

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Jul 14, 2020
Chris S
Very rocky trail. Water was available at the game warden cabin 7-14-2020 5.6mi — 3h 00m
Sep 29, 2019
Sarah Gutierrez
Hiked the trail today and the weather was perfect. It's a gradual incline up to the cabin. The water is only a droplet at a time from the pipe.
Apr 13, 2019
Dale Smith
First time backpacking and trekking this trail. It was pretty strenuous but I am out of shape and a smoker. Best to do it in late Spring and early… 10.4mi
Apr 7, 2019
Tim Mason
still worth the hike. conditions at the cabin are lovely this year, if still on the cold side. 2-3 feet of hard pack snow is present on portions of… 11.3mi — 5h 50m
Apr 7, 2019
Jon Howard
Nov 27, 2017
Josi A
Jun 10, 2017
Dan Bickford
Trail was nice and quiet all the way up. Had a few people camping up by the cabin. The water is still trickling from the pipe.
Apr 11, 2017
Andrew Beds
5.2mi