Burt Canyon Ridge Overlook

Total Miles


2,627.77 ft


1 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Summer, Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

This is a beautiful ridge road off of Forest Service Road 22413 that runs along an overlook into Burt Canyon. It dead ends at the end at a plateau with a gorgeous view of the 10,535ft elevation of Mount Anna and into the Hoover Wilderness. In the beginning, it is a mild dirt road and rock. You go slow due to some under 12" high rocks in the beginning. Please go slow through the meadow part as it becomes a bog for about 30 ft. The road continues over a slight hill with rocks that stick up (watch for tire poppers). The climb continues up a scrabble, loose gravel terrain. 4WD needed. I continued up this in 2nd gear, 4LO as not to make dig holes up it. At the top, you continue out till the road ends. There is a small parking spot up at the top. Get out and enjoy the gorgeous Sierra views in the Humboldt-Toiyabe NF and the Hoover Wilderness in the background. It is a great spot for a lunch stop. The Mule's ears and smaller wildflowers make their showing within this sagebrush ridge in the late spring/early summer months, depending on the snowfall from winter. There is on the way in on an already routed road to a good-sized campsite that can fit 3-4 off-road vehicles. Please practice Leave No Trace! methods, take out all trash, and extinguish campfires properly. Campfire permits are needed. You may also not be able to have a campfire within this area due to fire conditions. Please check out the Humboldt-Toiyabe NF website for alerts, notices, and changes in campfire conditions.

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Burt Canyon Ridge Overlook
Burt Canyon Ridge Overlook


Intermediate type trail due to the scrabble climb and loose rock towards the plateau and slope (60-70% slope). Large rocks under 12" a few more are under 18".

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Access Description

Take Humboldt-Toiyabe NF to Highway 395 and then Little Walker River Road.

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