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Boundary Peak

A strenuous, yet rewarding, hike that takes you to the tallest peak in the Silver State!
Trail Uses
Esmeralda County
8.00 miles (Round Trip)
Permitted on Leash
Wilderness Areas
Boundary Peak Wilderness Area, White Mountains Wilderness Area


There are two different trails that will lead you to the Boundary Peak Summit, the Queens Canyon trail and the Trail Canyon trail. Both are considered strenuous and may take some serious navigational skills as the trail may have faded due to lack of use. Plant to pack plenty of water, as there are no water sources aside from snow on the ground during winter months. It is advised to arrive a few days early to acclimate to the elevation change as this trail begins around 9,000 ft. and reaches 13,140 ft. 

Other Information

Check out the US Forest Service trails map here!

For more information on accessing the Boundary Peak summit, visit the USFS webpage here. 

Trail Manager

For more information visit the US Forest Service website or contact:

U.S Forest Service - White Mountain Ranger District

U.S Forest Service - White Mountain Ranger District
798 North Main Street
Bishop , California 93514
Phone: (760) 873-2500
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Trailhead Information

There are two ways to access Boundary Peak, via the Queens Canyon trailhead or the Trail Canyon Trailhead.

The trail heads are located off of US-route 6, either from Nevada or California. Turn onto Queen Canyon road and keep left at the fork (the widest part of the road).  Follow this dirt road for about 7 miles and you will reach the Queens Canyon trailhead or continue along for another 5 miles to reach the Trail Canyon trailhead. A dirt turn out is located at each trail head allowing for easy access to trailheads. 

A 4WD vehicle is not required but a high clearance vehicle is. 

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