Hunter Creek Trail

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Hunter Creek Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Reno, NV that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

5.7 miles 1200 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

Directions from Reno: 80 East to McCarran North Exit, go south on McCarran Blvd and make a right on Mayberrry Rd., Turn left on Plateau Rd., Turn right on Woodchuck Dr. and follow it until it dead ends at the trailhead.


2 days ago


2 days ago

8/23/16

Fun trail. Best to start this hike in the morning. Didn't start until 11:00 and boy was it hot. Latter part of hike provides some shade. The fall was a welcomed site. My pup was excited to play in the pool
All in all, nice little hike.


13 days ago

hiking

Nice hike, no shade so go early morning or when it's cooler out. The waterfall at the end is awesome. Also, i wouldn't classify this as an easy hike but more at the moderate level.


13 days ago

Loved it. Great trail and cool waterfall


15 days ago

hiking


18 days ago

The trail was great. Covers a variety of terrain and the waterfall at the end made it all worth. A must see for sure


25 days ago


27 days ago

hiking

Hike was great but there's not a lot of shade so you feel it on the way up. Also the directions from this site don't lead you to the start of the trail. Make sure to take Woodchuck Road or else you'll end up at a dead end at a private property. The waterfall at the end is worth the hike!


1 month ago


1 month ago

Super nice trail, waterfall feels amazing when you make it to it. Not too crowded and other hikers were very nice.


1 month ago

I would call it easy to moderate. If you do not hike on regular basis it will give you a workout. Most of the trail is fully exposed so start early in the morning. Enjoy it.


1 month ago


1 month ago

This trail kicked our butts! Bring lots of water and sunscreen as there is no shade along the way and it's all uphill. High traffic hike for a summer weekend but lots of friendly people and dogs.


1 month ago


1 month ago

hiking

Very hot, need lots of water!


1 month ago

hiking

It was a great workout. A bit rocky on some patches. Little shade so wear a hat and carry plenty of water on a hot day. Great views. I would do it again but on a cooler day. Good times!


1 month ago

hiking

The middle of the hike is along side the hill and roughly 40 feet above the creek, but eventually the desert becomes forestry and becomes a lot cooler. I would recommend to bring extra water- more than you would think. And I would not rate this as kid friendly. I clocked this trail at 7 miles to and from using my Fitbit. So unless your child can handle 4 miles in the sun and 3 in the shade I would not recommend it.


1 month ago

It was a great trail. It doesn't offer much shade until the last mile. The waterfall was beautiful. It is longer than 5.7. My gps read 6.2.


1 month ago

hiking

It was an awesome trail with nice cool creak. The water was cool an refreshing for us and our dogs. can't wait to do it again.


1 month ago

hiking

This hike was moderate. Lots of families with kids though and everyone seemed to be having a great time. A slow steady incline in with the very last bit being a bit more of an incline. Waterfall was huge and impressive. Extremely cold water but felt so good to cool off on a hot day. Steady breeze all the way through, temperature around 90 degrees. Very satisfying hike, easy hike down and out. Would definitely hike again.