Hunter Creek Trail is a 5.7 mile heavily 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.
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.
Love this trail. It's beautiful in the fall, the trees were amazing. My dog loved the cooler weather. Mostly uphill on the way to the falls, a little more relaxed the way back. I've done this hike half a dozen times and it's great each time!
The trail is definitely not friendly in the summer as you spend most of it in the sun. My 11 year old daughter and I run together often and thought this would be a great place to run, but I slipped on loose gravel three times and eventually sprained my ankle. However, we did take a lunch that we enjoyed at the waterfall before running back and it was a great experience.
I LOVE this trail. Both my husband and I were so mesmerized with the landscape and views, coming of off Reno looks like Shirley canyon trail at some points. Bring a snack to have by the waterfall. Love
This trail is moderate and is not easy as rated. The waterfall at the end is definitely worth the hike. Some parts of the trail are narrow and rocky. The trail would be tough for kids that are not into hiking.
Lots of sun the majority of the trail. Uphill in and down hill out. My 6 year old didn't do so well on the hike in with all the sun and constantly climbing but he mad it to the waterfall and did a lot better on the way back. Saw quit a few other parents with young children but not all made it. Took us five hours with all the stops to rest for my son. A great hike!
It was such a good hike !! We really enjoyed it..
Beautiful hike, but steeper than I thought, especially for the first hike in 2 years. I would call it moderate. Plan for 4 hours to be sure. 2 hours in direct sun, so a hat and sunscreen will be needed. Plenty of water and a couple snacks would make it good. Be sure to bring a camera, the waterfall was awesome.
This is a lovely trail and the alltrails description is accurate. It is, however, apparently used as a local dog park. Most hikers had dogs, few of whom were leashed (per posted rules, dogs should be leashed). The trail is narrow and the crowd of hikers and dogs we met when we were hiking back out made the trail uncomfortably congested. And sadly, the half mile or so of the trail on county land before the Wilderness boundary was amply littered with dog poop, in spite of signs and clean-up bags provided at the trailhead. It might take a group of concerned citizens to turn around what is clearly an entrenched culture of usage.
beautiful day today for a hike
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.
A but kicker there and a breeze on the way back. Nice scenery.
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.
love this trail its natures serenity at its finest.
We only went about a mile but it was well worth the effort. Beautiful scenery and moderately challenging.
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.
It is beautiful!