Microwave Road FS 42192

Total Miles
17.1

Elevation

2,326.08 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Incredible vistas and solitude are the rewards for choosing Microwave Road. It is passenger car friendly and rated an Easy1. Microwave Road is a wide well-maintained gravel road that allows two cars to pass. Located at the end of Microwave Road is a microwave communication station and tower. Microwave Road travels through a landscape of Sage, Pinyon, and Juniper trees and is located in the Toiyabe National Forest.

Difficulty

Microwave Road is a wide well-maintained gravel road that is wide enough to allow two cars to pass each other.

History

The trail/road leads to the area's Microwave communications tower. Pine Grove Hills has abundant groves of Pinyon trees. Pine nuts were a staple food for the local tribes that lived in this area. In 1866, Gold and Silver were discovered, and the area became a successful mining region.

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

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Access Description

Microwave Road is located off Nevada Highway 338, approximately 9 miles south of Wellington, Nevada.

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