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.
This is a more difficult hike. It would be unwise to attempt this without prior experience hiking.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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