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Krenka Creek Loop, NV

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Difficulty 4.5 of 5
Distance One Way 5.7 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,226 feet
Elevation Gain 2,410 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,550 feet
Avg Time One Way 3 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 14.2
Interest Seasonal Creek
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24  2013-06-28
Krenka Creek Loop
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Preferred   Aug, Jul, Jun, Sep
Sun  6:27am - 4:24pm
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This hike in the Ruby Mountains of northeast Nevada takes you on a steep climb up 1990 feet to a saddle in the ridge line above the upper end of Krenka Creek Canyon following the Krenka Creek Trail from its trailhead at the end of FR41.


This trail follows the south ridge of Krenka Creek Canyon to the saddle. At the saddle the hike starts off trail following the ridge line to the north for 0.9 miles taking in the views of the Ruby Valley to the east and south and the alpine like granite peaks of the Ruby Mountains to the west. The route then returns south along the ridge for about 0.3 miles where it turns east and follows the ridge on the north side of Krenka Creek Canyon descending steeply off trail for about 1.2 miles where it connects with an old jeep trail to continue descending into the bottom of the canyon. After crossing the creek it connects with FR 41 and takes you back to the trailhead to complete the loop.

An alternative to the off trail section would be to continue on the trail past the saddle where it descends into a beautiful alpine basin at the head of Ross Creek and then returning on the same route back to the trailhead.

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    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    To hike
    Starting from Elko, NV, drive 10.8 miles east on US80 from freeway exit #314 and turn south on to SR229. Follow SR229 for 23.2 miles to FR41 and turn right. Note, there may not be a sign for this FR41, it is located at coordinates N40.78086 W115.18777 on SR229. The first 1.3 miles of FR41 passes through private property before reaching the National Forest boundary so you must stay on the road in this section. The Krenka Creek TH is located 2.4 miles from the turnoff on SR229. There are several unmarked roads leading off of FR41, just follow the most traveled route or use the gps track for the driving route as a guide.
    page created by Oregon_Hiker on Jul 05 2013 3:33 pm
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