The Wheeler Peak Trail is well marked, but demanding at times. Eight miles one way, the trail climbs to Wheeler Peak, where top-of-the-world views make the journey to the summit a memory—until you start your descent.

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Expert Review of Wheeler Peak Trail

Parks and Outdoors Review of Wheeler Peak Trail

Away Travel Expert: Deke Castleman
ParksExpert Rating 3.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Day Hiking
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • This challenging trail climbs 3,000 feet in four miles, up to the peak at 13,083 feet. It traverses an exposed ridge much of the way, so dress according to windy—and cold, even in July and August—conditions. Allow six hours round-trip.

Great Basin National Park
100 Great Basin National Park
Baker, Nevada

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 775-234-7331
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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