Black Rock Rendezvous 2021- Group Hike up Old Razorback!

Photo: Richie Bednarski

Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness for a group hike up one of the Black Rock Desert's most iconic mountains!  Old Razorback is the iconic peak overlooking the vast Black Rock Desert playa and surrounding mountain ranges. From its peak, you can observe the sheer size of the playa, the remains of ancient Lake Lahontan, and the sweeping landscape that is the Black Rock-High Rock National Conservation Area. 

The hike will include opportunities to identify local landmarks, enjoy springtime in the Black Rock Desert, and spend some time with fellow Black Rock enthusiasts. This is a strenuous hike and may not be appropriate for everyone. Read below for some more info. 

Spots are limited. An RSVP is required to participate.


This is just one event that makes up this year's Black Rock Rendezvous. For more info about the 2021 Rendezvous, visit


Difficulty: Difficult/Strenuous. It may not be appropriate for everyone. The hike is 5 miles off-trail and involves 1,800 ft elevation gain, steep up and down, and some light scrambling. Feel free to reach out to us and discuss the difficulty of the project if you have any concerns. 

What to wear/bring: Clothes for hiking, sturdy hiking shoes/boots, and a mask are required. Bring a backpack with 3 liters of water, sunscreen, snacks, and lunch. Hats and other sun-protective clothing are recommended. Hiking poles can be very helpful for descending off-trail. 

Time: Sunday, May 30th. We will meet no later than 8:30 and begin hiking at 9 am. End time will depend on the speed of the group, but we are expecting to finish sometime mid-afternoon. 

Further Details: Further details including what to bring, daily schedule, and weather-related factors will be provided to those who have RSVP'd on a date much closer to the group hike date. Plans are subject to change. We will always give as much notice as possible when this happens. 

Meeting Location: The meeting location will be shared with those who RSVP plenty of time before the group hike. The meeting spot will not require a 4-wheel drive vehicle but will require travel on a maintained dirt road. 

Contact Info: Please email or call with any questions or for further details: and our office phone number: 775-324-7667. 



1) This is a single-day event - there will be no group camping or meals. Of course, you are welcome to camp on your own before or after the project (it's your public lands after all!) 

2) You are responsible for getting yourself to and from the project site. FNW is not offering rides to volunteers at this time. 

3) Volunteers are expected to bring all the water, food, and personal supplies you will need for your visit. 

4) Pack a lunch, bring plenty of snacks, and bring at least 1.5 gallons per person per day, bring more than you think you’ll need, stay hydrated!

5) Masks: The State of Nevada currently does not require fully vaccinated individuals to wear a mask inside or outside, thus masks will not be required for those who are fully vaccinated. We are still encouraging participants to wear a mask while gathered 6 ft from other participants who are not part of your “family unit.”


RSVP is required to participate. Spots are limited. 

For a recommended packing list, click here.

Black Rock Rendezvous COVID Safety Guidelines





May 30, 2021 at 9:00am - 3pm
Black Rock Desert
Gerlach, NV
United States
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Chris Cutshaw · · 775-324-7667
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