Hiking The Boundary Peak Trail

The 7th most popular hiking trail in Nevada.

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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 7th most popular hiking trail of all 20 hikes in Nevada. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Boundary Peak Trail including Scenic Loop Trails, Spring Mountain Divide Trail, Twin River Canyon Loop, Bristlecone Pine Trail, White Domes and Charleston PeakToiyabe Crest Trail.


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

GPS:  37.83279, -118.28822

Date Published:  12/26/2015

Date Updated:  11/20/2016

ID:  14200


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