The Hoover was one of the original units of the National Wilderness Preservation System. It was established as a Primitive Area in 1931, then as a Wild Area in 1957. In 1964, Congress designated it as a Wilderness Area. It now has a total of 128,000 acres. 10,000 acres are managed by the Inyo National Forest, while the remainder is managed by the Humboldt/Toiyabe National Forest.
Rising from the Great Basin to the crest of the Sierra Nevada, the Hoover Wilderness is spectacular. With its magnificent scenery and well-maintained trail system, the Hoover Wilderness is a very popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
At a Glance
Wilderness Permits are required for overnight visits.