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Pets allowed
No
Elevation Gain
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Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
4.60 mi (7.40 km)
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This is a very convenient hike if you're staying at the Grey Cliffs Campground, which is the only campground that accepts reservations in Great Basin National Park. It is a short walk from Loop A of the campsite, though there's a small parking area as well if you drive to this destination. The trail is very clear and easy to follow, though it is a little overgrown with plant life at a couple points. Because this is in a remote section of the park, you will see very few hikers on the trail. 

From the outset, you will walk over a bridge that is above Pole Creek, which you will hike alongside for a large portion of the trail. The sound of flowing water adds a nice ambiance to the trek. A variety of wildflower species can be seen sporadically along the trail during late spring/early summer.

At the end of the trail you can either continue on to Baker Lake Trail and/or Timber Creek Loop Trail, which lead to a backcountry campsite, or turn around and return the way you came. The trail doesn't conclude at a major point of interest such as a lake or summit, but there are plenty of sights to see along the way that make this hike well worth your time and effort.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

National Park Pass

Pros

Wildflowers. Views. Solitude. Sounds of running water along hike.

Cons

No real destination. Not in the main area of the park.

Trailhead Elevation

6,820.00 ft (2,078.74 m)

Net Elevation Gain

1,600.00 ft (487.68 m)

Address

Baker Creek Rd
Baker, NV 89311
United States

Features

Wildflowers

Location

Field Guide

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