Dry Pond Trail is a 6.8 mile out and back trail located near Reno, NV and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Did this as a loop trail from Thomas creek trailhead, up over Dry Pond then down to Whites Creek trailhead (2 cars). About 5 miles. Probably another mile to complete loop. Good steady climb to dry pond, which was a dry, low swail of dry grasses. Nice views of Slide Mtn (Mt. Rose ski area). Late summer and late in day. Plenty of shade. Lower areas follow near the creeks for a ways. The drop into Whites is south aspect and more exposed. Likely hot earlier in day. Saw lots of mountain bikes (high school team) and some hikers and dogs. About two hours without rush. Brought out of town guests who gushed about how pretty the hike was. Lucky to have this so close to town.
Excellent trail run! The pond is a great place to chill out and hydrate before heading back. Excellent trail so close to Reno where you can get into the trees.
I love this trail. This year there is still water and it is nice and shady during the day. Be careful of ticks.
Nice and easy hike.
Loved it! Dog friendly. Hammocked at the top and hiked down. Beautiful scenery!
Great hike minutes away from the house. Stream for the dog to play in.
It's a gem..right in our backyard
If you've ever watched the Tour de France you probably know what the cobblestones are, this trail is an almost perfect replica. I would recommend this for hikers but for bikers, well, not so much.
It was a really nice hike. Weather was good, and the scenery was great.
Beautiful vistas. Amazing that it runs partway alongside a stream.
I enjoyed this trail. The weather has been so warm that I decided to check out this trail while I was in town. For a February ride, I was shocked how the trail was clear of snow and not very muddy. The climb up kicked my butt. the trail was a little rockier than I was expecting but still fun. I totally recommend this trail.