10 routes · Alpine Climbing · Hiking
Scale the tallest peak in Nevada!
- 13 km
- 1.1 km
- 1.1 km
- 4-5 hrs
- Low Point
- 3 km
- High Point
- 4 km
Boundary Peak is only ranked as the highest peak in Nevada due to a very fine distinction of the California state border that runs between it and its twin, Montgomery Peak. Montgomery Peak is located just across the border in California and is 200 feet higher. Nevertheless, many people still want to bag the highest summit in Nevada as they check off all 50 state high points. Here's how you get there.
Even though Boundary Peak is actually "one of the more remote and unspoiled state high points," according to PeakBagger, it's actually an easy, non-technical hike to reach the summit. The only true challenges are the sliding, loose talus and dirt, but most hikers with reasonable fitness will be able to gain the 13,146-foot summit.
The White Mountains are the driest range of 14ers in the USA, and the unique climate provides the perfect ecosystem for the oldest trees in the world—ancient bristlecones. While the oldest groves of bristlecones are located further to the south in this mountain range, this hike does pass through a few stunning bristlecone forests. Remember to leave no trace: take only pictures, and leave only footprints.
Sources: https://www.summitpost.org/boundary-peak-nevada/150452 https://www.peakbagger.com/peak.aspx?pid=3625
Hiking challenging trails where simple scrambling, with the occasional use of the hands, is a distinct possibility. The trails are often filled with all manner of obstacles both small and large, and the hills are very steep. Obstacles and challenges are often unexpected and can be unpredictable.
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