Boundary Peak Wilderness


Boundary Peak from Queen Canyon Trail

The U.S. Congress designated the 10,000 acre Boundary Peak Wilderness in 1989. This small wilderness area contains a remarkable diversity of plants: sagebrush steppe and pinyon/juniper woodlands in the lower elevations; subalpine and bristlecone pine forests near tree line; and alpine tundra along the high elevation plateaus. In this wilderness you can experience the solitude and remarkable silence of a wilderness in the Great Basin. Most visitors come to hike up Boundary Peak, the highest point in Nevada at 13,140 feet. From the summit, the view takes in the Mono Lake basin to the north, the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the west, the White Mountains Wilderness to the south, while Nevada’s Basin and Range extends to the eastern horizon.

Leave-No-Trace in Boundary Peaks Wilderness
Simply designating an area as "Wilderness" does not assure its preservation. An understanding of the Principles of Leave-No-Trace will help keep human influence to a minimum while still providing opportunities for visitors to enjoy and experience the wilderness.

For more information go to Leave-No-Trace in Boundary Peaks Wilderness.

Boundary Peak Access Map Trails and routes to Boundray Peak, in Boundary Peak Wilderness. Boundary Peak from Queen Canyon Trail Descent form Boundary Peak into Trail Canyon Trail Canyon in Boundary Peak Wilderness

At a Glance

Permit Info: Wilderness permits are not required. Campfire permit is required for stove use.
Closest Towns:
  • Benton, CA (West side, gas, food)
  • Dyer, NV (East side, full service)
  • Bishop, CA (full service, hospital)
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  Elevation : 
13,140 ft