The Ranger Trail system provides opportunities for solitude, access to the High Schells Wilderness Area and sweeping views of the Steptoe Valley to the west. The trail system is a North-South point-to-point trail with numerous interconnecting options. Trails are natural surface, and provide a variety of terrain and numerous vistas. Several options for camping exist along the trail route, including Berry Creek, Timber Creek, and East Creek campgrounds.
The Ranger Trail is 40.8 miles long. The southern point of the trail begins at Berry Creek on Forest Service Road #59424 in Sec 4 and ends at Ranger Road to the north.
The trail is open for the following uses: Horseback Riding, Motorcycle Trail Riding, Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) less than or equal to 50 inches wide.
The southern point of the trail is accessed near the Berry Creek Campground, approximately 33 road miles NE of Ely, Nevada. From US Hwy 93 north, turn on Cave Lake Rd, then east on Berry Creek Rd.
Rules of the Road
Land Manager: US Forest Service
825 Avenue E
Ely, Nevada 89301
Telephone: (775) 289-3031
Enjoy the Ranger Trail by staying on existing trails and admiring resources without touching them. Take out everything you brought with you. Be considerate of all other trail users. Always wear protective safety gear, and never operate an OHV under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Outdoor Ethics / Leave No Trace
- Plan Ahead and Prepare
- Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
- Dispose of Waste Properly
- Leave What You Find
- Minimize Campfire Impacts
- Respect Wildlife
- Be Considerate of Other Visitors