Hunter Creek Trail

EASY 226 reviews
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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



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


horseback riding




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.

22 hours ago

beautiful day today for a hike

2 days ago

September 21st,
During this time of year, I suggest going around 3-4pm. The sun is in position behind the hills which provided A LOT of shade. I went with a friend and the hike took about 4 hours to complete. It was amazing! I strongly advise to bring water. The waterfall at the end made the hike worth it.

4 days ago

A but kicker there and a breeze on the way back. Nice scenery.

4 days ago

I wouldn't call this easy by any means, but it is a pretty trail with a gorgeous waterfall at the end. Will do this again.

7 days ago

love this trail its natures serenity at its finest.

11 days ago

We only went about a mile but it was well worth the effort. Beautiful scenery and moderately challenging.

11 days ago

i love this hike, but it's not "easy". take a lot of water and a hat on hot days or you will burn. it takes about 4 hours with a couple breaks to let the dogs drink and cool off in the creek. some parts are very rocky.

13 days ago

It is beautiful!

14 days ago

This trail was great! I did it two weeks in a row. Anyways, the description says "easy", but I'd give it a "moderate" destination, only because of the fairly steep hike up. My legs were burning. It was fantastic!

16 days ago

Bring water, and a sandwich to enjoy at the waterfall. Start early in warmer months.

16 days ago

19 days ago

Great hike

19 days ago

Bring water!

19 days ago

Great trail!

20 days ago

Fun to hike. Just remember to wear hiking shoes. Bring water. Be prepared for a few difficult spots, that can be ankle busting. If you're bringing your best friend, make sure their in good shape.

22 days ago

I wish there was more shade. It gets very hot on this hike but the trail was good and the waterfall was beautiful at the end.

23 days ago

26 days ago

Great hike. This however is 7 miles round trip. So don't expect the 5.7 the app states above. Took the whole family and we enjoyed the waterfall at the end. Bring lots of water and start earlier in the day.

28 days ago