The hike from Spooner to Marlette Lake is roughly 9.5 miles round trip with a 1,200-foot elevation gain and no more than 5 percent grade, so participants are encouraged to drink lots of water when hiking (restrooms are available at Marlette Lake). Participants can hike, bike or ride horses up the trail, and hike-in camping is available near the lake. Bikes are available for rent at Spooner Lake, 775-749-5349 and www.flumetrail.com. The trailhead marker to Marlette Lake is located at the eastern most end of the Spooner parking lot past the toilets. Remember, our state parks need help too — parking costs $12 per vehicle with a $2 discount for Nevada resident. Silver Peak Restaurant and Brewery is located at 124 Wonder Street and can be reached at 775-324-1864.