Elevation

13,147 ft / 4,007 m

Prominence

253 ft / 77 m

Summits

65 summits

Top climbing months

June   26%

July   26%

August   22%

Most climbed route

Queen Canyon Mine

Highlights

  • Boundary Peak is the highest peak in Nevada.
  • It is only about half a mile (1 km) from the California border.
  • Montgomery Peak at 13,441 feet (4,097 m) is located just across the border in California, and by most definitions Boundary Peak is a sub-peak of Montgomery Peak.
  • Boundary Peak is 82 feet (25 m) higher than the second highest Nevada peak, Wheeler Peak at 13,065 feet (3,982 m).
  • Wheeler Peak is a non sub-peak and is located entirely within Nevada, and is sometimes considered the highest mountain peak in Nevada.
  • peakery considers Boundary Peak the highest peak in Nevada in the US State Highpoints challenge.
"I camped out at the Trail Canyon trailhead and started my hike 9AM. I had planned on taking off earlier but it was still in the 20's when I woke up at 7AM. I decided to sleep in a little longer and allow the sun to warm up the area a little. It was still pretty cold (30's) when I started so I was in full winter gear (jeans, winter coat, gloves, stocking hat). Within the first 30 minutes I had started to change layers until I was down to shorts and a t-shirt. Throughout the hike I went back and forth from adding and removing layers because the temperature differences were so extreme. I could li" - Sledhead29, Oct 25, 2018
"(Disclosure; A few PG-13 photos)“Home means Nevada”....I’ve lived in NV for 37 years and yesterday I had the pleasure (and pain) of slogging up to the highest point of our entire state and sitting atop Boundary Peak in the White Mountains! (Trail Canyon Saddle Peak too.) 13,140’ above the sea. To get there, I had to climb 2 of the most gigantic heinous choss piles I’ve ever encountered so I’m really proud of myself. It was very hot even that high up. The sun was so intense. The next night we stayed at this amazing Hot Springs site near Dyer NV that also had a wetlands. (Benton HS’s had no vaca" - paula.raimondi, Jul 7, 2018
"Our goal was to get both Boundary and Montgomery. Too much snow to attempt Montgomery. Some of us opted to do Hosebag and Trail Canyon Saddle Peak on the way down to make up for not getting Montgomery. Guess I will be seeing Boundary again soon!" - MoneyPenny, Jun 3, 2017
"Hiking a number of lower peaks around Queen Mine TH ending up on Trail Canyon Peak about lunch time. Looked over at Boundary and decided to do it even though it was 1PM already. Had a grudge match with Montgomery to finish. With Karl" - tombecht, May 26, 2017
"Tough climb up the southern ridge of Trail Canyon to the ridgeline. Big mistake. Should have stuck with the "established" dirt switchbacks. Took me almost 5 hours to reach the peak while combating rockslides and scrambling on all fours. Only took 1.5 hours to descend." - vegasreo, Jul 23, 2016

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