There are two primary access points to the Little Petersen Range; Goldstone Road and Argosy Road, both accessed off of Red Rock Road. To reach either road, take US 395 to exit 78 (if coming from Reno) and drive north on Red Rock Road. Goldstone Road is about 9 ½ miles north of the highway and Argosy Road is another 1 ½ miles. Once at the end of either road, you have access to Peak 2014 and Peak 1998.
From Argosy Road, Peak 2014 is a mile hike gaining 700’. A trail goes up just below the summit from the east side. You can also access it from the west side via a dirt road. The summit itself is rocky, and requires some light scrambling to reach the summit.
You can also start from Goldstone Road, which is ideal if hiking both summits. From Goldstone Road, you take a road north to get to Argosy Road and up to Peak 2014. It is a mile extra to get to Peak 2014 this way, but makes it easier on the return from Peak 1998. To reach Peak 1998, you go a quarter mile up the road at the parking area, and take a left, and then a right on the main road between the two summits.
There are numerous rock formations along the way, including a very interesting rock ledge just 0.4 miles past Peak 2014 heading north and excellent views from Point 2007 just west of the rock ledge.
A loop of both summits can be achieved in 7 miles and 1,800’ of gain, if avoiding any other summits. It is about 8 miles round trip if adding Point 2007 and the rock cliffs.
Reaching these summits is pretty straightforward.
The end of each road is at federal land access. There are no restrictions if parking at the end of each road.