Toiyabe Crest Trail


Length: 72.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Equestrian - Other stock
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Wildlife Observation

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Location: Central Nevada
State(s): Nevada
Counties: Nye, Lander
Longitude: -117.24137
Latitude: 38.88838

Driving Directions

The north end of the trail starts .5 miles south of the Kingston Guard Station.


The Toiyabe Crest Trail runs 72 miles along the ridges of the Toiyabe Range at elevations generally above 8,000 feet. Because the trail zone traverses some of the highest elevations in the region, it provides considerable scenic potential. High vantage points offer unobstructed views of the surrounding mountains as well as the valleys below. Additionally, Historic and recent mining operations may be viewed.

Additional Details

Width: 20 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, compacted
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 30%
Maximum Grade: 80%
Elevation Low Point: 7,600
Elevation High Point: 11,000
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Louis Lani
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests
100 Midas Canyon Road
Austin, NV 89310
(775) 964-2671



Volunteer packing out a Wilderness Trail crew. Photo by Tara Kleemann.

Volunteer packing out a Wilderness Trail crew. Photo by Tara Kleemann.


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