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Address: Great Basin National Park, NV
Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage
Description: Hilltop which affords views of an ancient stand of bristlecone pines and...
Hilltop which affords views of an ancient stand of bristlecone pines and Great Basin National Park's only remaining glacier.
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We went in October it was a great time. The weather was nice. We camped and hiked for two days. Beautiful hiking trails. Pack in anything you may need. Not very many things... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We went in October it was a great time. The weather was nice. We camped and hiked for two days. Beautiful hiking trails. Pack in anything you may need. Not very many things around.

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washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Start early, drink and eat often, and take many rest breaks and you will make the summit. The elevation, terrain, and heat are your nemesis. More than half the hike is over rock scree that never seems to end. It makes hiking brutal and add in the elevation and you have a strenuous hike. As we were nearing the summit,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We knew the atmosphere was a bit unstable but started early to beat the convection. If one is in reasonable shape its about 3 hrs from the campground to the summit. I got up by to the top by noon and the cumulus was building fast so I spent only about 10 min at the summit taking pictures then hustled... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Take a picnic and enjoy the sites. Great hikes abound. A great place to bring the family and enjoy a quiet, peaceful day.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Sandwiched between California & Utah, Nevada often gets overlooked from an outdoorsman's perspective... Great Basin NP & Wheeler Peak are true gems. This is a great hike that I have enjoyed doing over the years. It's a half day endeavor & well worth it. One of my favorite hikes out West. Be sure to keep an eye on the weather...... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

**This review is for the drive up as well as wheeler peek campground only** While the drive up to the peak was very nice, you will encounter drivers that are on your tail wanting you to hurry up, as well as drivers in front of you that are driving at a snail’s pace. This however is not a big deal... More 

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Herriman, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This peak is 13,063 ft. The trailhead is at 9886 ft, so it is a pretty strenuous hike. The first two miles are a stroll through the park, but once you hit treeline, it gets strenuous. Like using your hands to help get over the boulders strenuous. Bring lots of water and start the hike early to avoid potential afternoon... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The view from the top of Wheeler Peak is breathtaking. The air is fresh and crisp. The signage is good with several overlooks on the way up along with camp grounds. Good hiking trails. Dress warm in September. The rangers recommend shoes and socks with ankle supports.

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All Over The Silver State
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Over 10,000 feet! Dress warm and be prepared for thin air. Beautiful views and great smell. We opted out of the "Full Moon" hike (we were under dressed and not up for the altitude). If you love mountain areas, check it out!

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Painesville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

This was a wonderful 12 mile ride up to the top which is at 10,000 ft. There are a few pull offs which give you breath taking views of the Great Basin. We had a wonderful day at Great Basin National Park. I totally recommend this ride up Wheeler Peak.

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Address: Great Basin National Park, NV
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Great Basin National Park

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