12 Best Hikes in Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park will definitely mesmerize and surprise you. Tucked away in central eastern Nevada, this 31,161-acre park is home to some of the most jaw-dropping natural wonders in the region.

Guess what? We’re helping you experience an unforgettable getaway here by highlighting the best Great Basin National Park hikes.


It’s filled with beauty, as it passes through Great Basin’s heavenly terrain, inhabited by melodic songbirds and surrounded by towering pine trees.

Sky Islands Forest Trail 

Alpine Lakes Loop Trail 

As you follow this trail, you’ll encounter and see everything, including snow-covered peaks, meadows, bristlecone pines, and glittering lakes.

Mountain View Nature Trail

If you’re on the hunt for kid-friendly Great Basin National Park trails, look no further than this hike. Not only is it an easy hike, but it’s also an interpretive trail.

Johnson Lake Trail via Snake Creek

It’s a steep hike with stellar vistas of Snake Creek on your way to a majestic lake. Along the way, you’ll see plenty of wildlife and gorgeous wildflowers.

Baker Lake/Johnson Lake Loop

It provides a fantastic sample of everything that makes the park special, from views of Wheeler and Pyramid peaks to alpine lakes and wildflowers.

Bristlecone Trail

It’s a short and fairly easy hike, but it will take you to an ancient and fascinating forest with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

Bald Mountain

Straightforward and well-signed, this hike will take you up to Wheeler Peak’s saddle. Once there, head north and climb over easy terrain for a mile to the top of Bald Mountain.

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