Cabin Canyon

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Cabin Canyon trail winds its way through the foothills of the Virgin Peak Mountains south of Mesquite. This 11-mile rocky trail climbs 3500 feet, guiding users from typical Nevada desert scenery with cactus, joshua trees, and creosote bushed to high elevation mountain scenery with juniper, small pines, and shadscale bushes. The trail begins as an easy, maintained road but quickly enters the narrow canyon littered with rocks. Spring runoff causes small streams to cut across the trail, creating occasional obstacles, including the most challenging part. 4WD is advisable due to the moisture and steeper hills with loose dirt. Dispersed camping is plentiful before entering the canyon, with a few different types of scenery.