Hiking Nevada’s County High Points
After the publication of Hiking Nevada's County High
Points, many changes occurred. Some of these items were new pieces of information, while others came about as
a result of nature or man-made improvements. Some of the most
important changes relate to Charleston Peak, East Peak, and Star Peak. Star Peak updated as
of June 2013.
Churchill County—Desatoya Peak
A few folks have reported driving about a 1/2 mile beyond Basque
Summit, to a point where the road becomes very steep and washed out.
Page 38 - At 4.0 miles
you pass through a cattle fence. The meadow here is to the left, not to the right.
Clark County—Charleston Peak
There is now a sign 20.3 miles up the Kyle Canyon Road indicating
“Trail Canyon” and “Mary Jane Falls”. After turning right here (onto Echo Road) and driving up the road 0.4 miles,
paved Echo Road veers right. Here on the left side of the road is the new Trail Canyon Trailhead, a large
graded parking lot with bathrooms. You can still drive up the road another 0.2 miles to the original
trailhead, however the new trailhead is much nicer and is preferred. There is also a new 0.2 mile connector
trail starting at the new trailhead. The new Trail Canyon Trailhead can also be utilized for the hike to Mary Jane
Douglas County—East Peak
The Tahoe Rim Trail Association has recently
completed the "Kingsbury Bypass", a segment in the Daggett Pass area (east of South Lake Tahoe). As such, there is
a new segment of the Tahoe Rim Trail which starts at the Stagecoach Express ski run parking lot. The old trail
starting here that went up the ski run for 200 feet has now been removed. Instead hikers should follow the Tahoe
Rim Trail initially until they reach the dirt road 200' feet above. Upon reaching the dirt road, turn right and
continue following the instructions on page 54 of Hiking Nevada's County High
There is a Heavenly Ski Resort ski
lift open from July 4th to Labor Day that transports people to within 1/2 mile of the summit of East
Elko County—Ruby Dome
During July 2012 there was a fire on the land of the Spring Creek Association. If you are
planning a trip to Ruby Dome this summer, be sure to contact the Spring Creek Association to get the latest update
The urls for the Spring Creek Association
Spring Creek Association:
The elevation for Ruby Pyramid is 11,360’. This peak is sometimes
referred to as “Ruby Dome, East Peak.”
Esmeralda County—Boundary Peak
The correct round trip gain for this hike is
Trail Peak is sometimes referred to as “Trail Canyon Saddle
Eureka County—Diamond Peak
The “Dump” road in the town of Eureka now has different signage.
The sign for the dump now says “Dump Site”. The street sign at that corner says Reno Avenue and Country Road
Lyon County—Northeast Ridge of Middle
The last mile of dirt road has deteriorated significantly. High
clearance 4WD is recommended. 2WD vehicles should probably park at the intersection with the Risue
The Risue Road is Forest Road #050, not
Mineral County—Mount Grant
The 2012 Mount Grant Memorial Challenge (hiker & runner
access day) was successfully conducted on September 8, and lots of folks made it to the
Nye County—Mount Jefferson
The correct elevation for Mount Jefferson is
The sign “Jefferson Summit” at the turn 7.5 miles up the Meadow
Canyon Road is missing.
***NEW INFO as of June 2013***
There are new reports that the road running from the Frontage Road into Eldorado Canyon has been posted with "No
Trespassing" and "Keep Out" signs. Proceed cautiously and courteously in this area as the mining activity
has increased here in the past two years.
There has been an increase in mining truck traffic on the frontage
road along Interstate 80. Drive cautiously and yield to larger or faster
2WD will want to stop at 5.8 miles, where the approach road drops
down into Eldorado Canyon. There are reports of water damage in the canyon thus making the last 2 miles to the
miner’s camp drivable for 4WD only.
There are reports that that the 4WD road above the old mining camp
is drivable for a mile or two beyond. High clearance mandatory.