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Lehman Creek Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.4 (5)

A 3.5-mile trail bypassing Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive when its closed for winter.


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Map Key

3.5

Miles

5.6

KM

73%

Runnable

9,818' 2,993 m

High

7,769' 2,368 m

Low

2,054' 626 m

Up

5' 2 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

There is plenty of uneven rocky terrain and occasionally you will encounter logs blocking the trail.

Description

This trail can be accessed from trailheads in both the Wheeler Peak and Upper Lehman Creek Campgrounds. It passes through diverse habitats, paralleling Lehman Creek for parts of the trail. The trail has a lot of switchbacks eventually running through a valley along the base of Wheeler Peak. It has occasional logs blocking the trail, and there is plenty of uneven rocky terrain.

Flora & Fauna

Wildflowers can be enjoyed along this trail in the June and July time frame, which is spring in this area. Deer, turkeys, and a wide variety of birds can be seen and heard along this trail.

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WordOnAdventure iG with improvements by David Hitchcock

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  4.4 from 5 votes

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Lehman Creek Trail Aspens in Winter.
Jan 15, 2016 near Baker, NV
If you are hiking in the winter, don't forget some snacks and a hot beverage!
Jan 15, 2016 near Baker, NV
Wheeler Peak
Mar 8, 2016 near Baker, NV
Views of Doso Doyabi and Wheeler Peak come into view as the trail passes through an open meadow.
Jul 19, 2020 near Baker, NV
The trail meanders up the hillside through the shade of birch trees.
Jul 19, 2020 near Baker, NV
Wildflowers bloom along the trail in the spring, which can be in the late June and early July time frame at this elevation.
Jul 19, 2020 near Baker, NV

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