Trout Canyon Road

Pahrump, Nevada (Nye County)

Last Updated: 12/21/2019
2.5 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
Nearby Trails
Status: Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 11 miles
Highest Elevation: 1750 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Pahrump
Nearest Town w/ Services: Pahrump
Official Road Name:
Management Agency: Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - Bureau of Land Management
District: Spring Mountains National Recreation Area - BLM Las Vegas Field Office
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Highlight: Trout Canyon Road
This easy well-maintained gravel road accesses several BLM and US Forest Service roads in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. There are private residences at the upper end of Trout Canyon beyond the end of the trail and is well marked with "Keep Out" and "Private Property" signs.



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Route Information

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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
Turn east onto the well-marked Trout Canyon Road.

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 36.122430, -115.849070

Starting Point: Pahrump, NV

From the intersection of Nevada Highways 160 and 372 in Pahrump, proceed south on Highway 160 approximately 9.9 miles to the well marked Trout Canyon Road



Trail Reviews (2)

Status: Open
Offroaded on:
I went up Trout Canyon looking for a place to camp while attending Front Sight. This is basically a 2WD dirt road that goes from 160 to terminating at private properties at the top. THere was no camping and frankly not worth anyone looking for interesting overland/offroad route. The saving grace is that Lovell canyon is interesting and some really nice camping spots. I would consider Trout Canyon a connector route. I stopped on the road getting my bearings and a local stopped and asked if everything was OK. He was nice and lived in the "neighborhood" at the top of the road. I think he was the one with the sense of humor with the COVD sign (see pic). I would not want to camp anywhere just off this road due to the dust and traffic.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
This is an easy gravel road the entire route. We were in the Las Vegas area for a few weeks hitting as many trails as we could. We've found some interesting things along the trails but never an rolled and abandoned Jeep. We found a Renegade on it's side on one of the side trails. It looked to be stolen and ditched on a dead end trail. Just in case, we reported the location to authorities. This was our first time out in our recently acquired Jeep TJ. We just wanted an easy route to check for rattles and squeaks. The trail was perfect and we never needed 4x4. There was a little bit of snow and ice on the trail at the higher elevations but wasn't an issue. We connected this with Lovell Summit and out Trout Canyon for an easy scenic two hour drive.

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Brian Hoag

Mapping Crew - Nevada

Brian has been 4 wheeling since 1976. He first learned at age 7 that "The best things in life are dirty" in a brand new 1958 Jeep FC-170 on his aunts Nebraska farm. That forward control pickup seemed like it would go anywhere and he was hooked, even though he didn't know it yet. Jump forward to 1972... Brian's first duty assignment in the US Air Force was as a vehicle operator assigned to the USAF Survival School at Spokane, Washington. Part of his duties required hauling equipment and transporting vehicles to a remote training area in northern Washington national forest locations, and he often would be asked to take radio equipment to a mountaintop radio antenna site. The road was awful, or at least seemed that way in a 1967 6 passenger Dodge Power Wagon with 45 lbs of pressure in the tires, but it also hooked Brian on backcountry 4x4 exploration. Brian's first 4x4 was a used '76 Ford F150 pickup. It didn't take very long to figure out that the long wheelbase of the pickup didn't work well on the narrow Colorado trails near his home, so he traded for a brand new 1983 Chevy Blazer S10. The S10 was a nice vehicle, but it wasn't a Jeep, and that was what Brian ultimately wanted. Well, it didn't take long to move over to the Jeep brand, and Brian has been the proud owner of 7 Jeeps of one sort or another over the years. Brian has been 4 wheeling from Mexico to Alaska. After moving from Colorado, he ended up in southern Nevada where his current home is completely surrounded by public lands with thousands of miles of back roads and trails to explore. He looks forward to sharing some of the best 4x4 trails in California's Death Valley National Park, and southern Nevada's mountain and desert locations
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