Route: Star Peak (NV)

Submitted by gustafsonja on Mon, 08/03/2020 - 07:18pm
Location
Nevada, US
Distance
9.1 km
Vertical Gain
1250 m
Description

Star Peak is both the highest and most topographically prominent mountain in both the Humboldt Range and Pershing County in Nevada, United States. From below, Star Peak looks to be an unremarkable peak, but looks can be deceiving: it is truly a hidden gem should you take the time to explore the range and hike the summit. It is a classic Great Basin Nevada mountain, with all the sage slopes and impressive vistas you could hope for. Star Peak is one of just 57 peaks in the Lower-48 that exceed 5000 feet of prominence, an "ultra" peak by that standard. It is also popular with range and county highpointers.

The standard route begins at the abandoned buildings at an elevation of 1680m (5680 feet), at 40.5173, -118.2202. You can follow dirt roads almost all the way to the summit, although more direct routes are possible.

The summitpost page for Star Peak has information about this route. https://www.summitpost.org/star-peak/152140

GPS Track
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