Hiking The Boundary Peak Trail

The 8th most popular hiking trail in Nevada.

West of Tonopah in the White Mountains, the Boundary Peak Trail is a 7.8 mile round trip trek from 8,900 feet to Boundary Peak at 13,140. This is a dry and sparse route through ancient Bristlecone Pines up to the windy summit. The route runs through the Boundary Peak Wilderness Area.

To reach the hiking trailhead from Tonopah, head west on US6 through Coaldale. Turn north on SR773 to SR264. Continue south on SR264 for 5.8 miles into Fish Lake Valley. Turn west on dirt road for 7.1 miles. Veer right to Trail Canyon for 1.2 miles to grassy parking area on the right.

Overall, Boundary Peak Trail is the 8th most popular hiking trail of all 20 hikes in Nevada.


Local Contact(s):  INF (760) 873-2500; Nevada Tourism (800) NEVADA-8.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Nevada" from Bruce Grubbs

Best Season:  May - Oct

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  11/17/2016

ID:  14200


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