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The Cain Mountain Wilderness has no established trails. The entire region is open for skilled explorers to enjoy on foot or on horseback. There are unlimited opportunities for hiking and horseback riding in wide meadows, water filled drainages, steep slopes, and tree-covered hill sides. Unique geologic formations offer many exploration options for rock-climbers, rock-hounds, and fossil hunters.
Recreation in the Wilderness is only limited by lack of curiosity and willingness to explore. Cain Mountain rises more than 4,200 feet above its western base and reaches an elevation of 8,409 feet. This is a challenging backcounty hike, but is worth the views of Mount Tobin, Mount Moses, and the Toiyabe Crest from the summit. Cain Mountain is ranked #57 on Peakbagger.com, where you can read trip descriptions of many hikers who climbed the peak.