3 miles
Distance
542 ft
Climb
-492 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Alpine Lakes Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Sacramento Pass
    Ely, Nevada
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Wilderness Trail
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Hiking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running

When we visited Great Basin National Park, we were there for just a day, so we chose to take the 12-mile scenic drive from the town of Baker, Nevada to the summit of Wheeler Peak. We happened to be there right as the Aspens were in full color and with a light breeze, the orange leaves blew off the trees like a light snowfall. It was absolutely gorgeous. As we made our way along the scenic drive, there were a few places to safely pull off the road and snap some shots of the view. They each had telescopes available for use, which was nice for those of us without binoculars. At the end of the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive (closed from November through June), there was a large parking lot with restrooms near the trail head for the Alpine Lakes. ( Full review and description on our website www.702xventures.com/great-basin-ntl-park )

Disclaimer

Trail conditions are always changing, so be careful out there and TREAD LIGHTLY. Leave no trace. Pack in. Pack out.

More Stats for Alpine Lakes Loop hike trail
  • Altitude change
    49 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,951 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,956 ft
  • Altitude end
    10,004 ft
  • Grade
    0.359%
  • Grade max
    -22.132%
  • Grade min
    21.511%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,528 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • < 1 month
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  • Both Directions
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  • One Direction
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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