There are three good access trails to the Silver king Trail. All three start from Rodriguez Flat on the east side of the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness. The Corral Valley Trail accesses the upper regions of the Silver King. The Driveway Trail descends to mid-Silver King. The Snodgrass Trail travels down to lower Silver King Valley. It is important to note that the lower end of the Silver King Trail, in Silver King Valley has no true junction with the Carson River Trail. The trail fades at the south end of the valley. However, from the Silver King Valley south, The Silver King Trail is fairly prominent. It travels along the east side of the Silver King Creek, south bound to the signed junction with the Snodgrass Trail.
About 1/4 mile south of this junction the trail crosses the rapid flowing Silver King Creek and begins traveling up its west bank. Soon the heavily forested canyon becomes very narrow and rugged, forcing the trail west up the steep slopes of Mineral Mountain. After traversing out the east side of Mineral Mountain the trail drops to Poison Flat where it fades. Cross the meadow, to the south side of the flat and you will find the very prominent Poison Flat trail. This trail serves as the Silver King Trail in this area. Follow it east and the trail will drop down down to the Silver King Creek. Do not cross the creek here (across the creek is the termination of the Driveway Trail). Follow the Silver king Trail upstream briefly before crossing back to the east side. The trail travels up the Long Valley plus lower and Upper Fish Valleys. In the Upper Fish Valley you will pass the junction of the Corral Valley Trail which leads back to Rodriguez Flat. Continuing south the Silver King Trail will take you over Wells Pass and down into Pickle Meadows.
* Always carry drinking water.
* Hike in single file to keep trails narrow and wild.
* Prevent erosion, follow the trail and do NOT cut switchbacks.
* Keep trails clean, pack out ALL paper and trash.
* Protect plants and wildlife.
LEAVE NO TRACE!
Directions: From Carson City, Take Highway 395 south to Mill Canyon Road which is 2 miles south of Coleville, CA. At the first junction on Mill Canyon Road go right toward Little Antelope Pack Station. This road is very steep and may be difficult for some compact 2 wheel drive vehicles. At Rodriguez Flat follow the signs to the Correl Valley trailhead.The Driving time from Carson City is about 11/2 hours.
Elevation: 10,000 feet
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