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Trail Canyon Route

Trail Canyon Route

Trail Canyon Route

Page Type: Route

Location: Nevada, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 37.84610°N / 118.35°W

Object Title: Trail Canyon Route

Route Type: Hike & some Scramble

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: Walk-up

Route Quality: 
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Page By: keema

Created/Edited: Jul 25, 2001 / Jul 25, 2001

Object ID: 155626

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From the trail head it is 2.3 mile hike along a stream up Trail Canyon. The trail is fairly easy to follow most of the time. There are two boggy areas (one with a spring) where there are many cow paths through the willows and scrub trying to confuse you . Try to keep headed west until you break out of this mess.

Route Description

Once out of the willows there are two routes to follow. One is straight up the canyon through a lot of scree to a large saddle. Once the saddle is gained turn left and follow the ridge to the summit.

You can also go left to a large bowl with what looks like many paths. Follow the main trail that curves around to the right and up through a large bowl of scree to a small saddle. The two routes meet up here. From here the summit can be seen to the left, south. The travel is now much easier. Follow the ridge south and around a false summit. The rocks are larger but the footing is much more stable.

Essential Gear

The most essential gear is plenty of water. This is a desert and the only water along the entire route is the stream and spring that is pretty fouled by the cattle. You may want gaitors to keep the gravel out of your boots.

If doing a winter/snow climb, crampons and ice axe may be needed.

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 An overview of the east-side...Summit shelter and log with...Boundary Peak from the Trail...go this wayLooking at the large bowl of...Boundary Peak RidgetopBoundary Peak Summit
Trail CanyonAscending Sandy GullyBoundary Peak SummitDaisy looking back