Lower Whites Creek Trail is a 6.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Reno, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Don't waste your time. Not scenic,no shade and not worth the trip.
Great! My four year old walked the whole thing. It was actually 4.3 miles exactly so longer than we expected but still great, even in the snow!
I enjoy going to Galena Creek Park. it is on the southside part of Reno and ton the way to Mount Rose, a popular ski resort. There are numerous trails that start from the Visitor's Center. The Thomas Creek Trail and Whites Creek Trail are both very scenic and are adjacent to The Wildlife Wilderness Area. The directions to the park are: Take Highway 580 north (or south) to Mount Rose Highway towards Lake Tahoe. You can only go westward from 580. There are several exits into the Park. The Visitor center is the first exit, on your left (traveling westbound). Enjoy picnics, hiking and fishing. There is a stocked pond where you can fish for trout. Enjoy!
If you combine this with other trails in the area it is worth it. The smaller trails alone are too short and quick. You need more time to enjoy the surroundings.
Follows Whites Creek from Thomas Creek Road to Timberline Road. Lower third is rocky, middle is sandy. Middle runs through an area being developed for housing