Explore the best trails near Fallon with detailed reviews, photos, trail maps, and driving directions curated by hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Glad I found this spot! I will definitely return here for trail running, mountain biking, and just walking my dog. It has great views and the lake mirrors the sky! Take a 4 x 4 or higher vehicle as the roads in are bumpy desert roads. Remember to take sunscreen and water as there is not much shade along the loop.
This is a hidden gem. It's a little difficult to get out there but once you park there is a dirt road the runs the perimeter of the lake. I ran the perimeter and it was basically 3.2 miles. Very little elevation change but you are running on a dirt road so it's a little hard. There is another trail closer to the water but there were tons of bugs but a dog would love it! I also jumped in the water at the end which is clean and warm. It would be perfect for triathlon training! Well just the swim and the run. Bring a camelback!
In Fallon for work and this trail is just what I needed to get away and enjoy nature. Started at the main entrance but veered to the right to follow the other trail. It's about 1.5 miles mostly uphill. It's gradual and would be moderate walking but difficult running which is what I was attempting to do. The trails takes you to the top of some peaks that overlook NAS Fallon and you get so see the jets takeoff and land. Continue to follow the trail and it's about .5 miles downhill to the hidden cave. From the cave, I took to dirt road back home for 5 miles total loop. Bring a camelback!
As of March 2016 this particular spring is TOO HOT to soak in as the water temperature is 180*F. I ended up talking to a local woman who stated, it used to be a lot of fun back in the day when the water table was higher in the region than what it is today. Lee Hot Springs back at the time had a small pond with 2 soaking tubs all of which are gone today. The photo is very accurate.
The trail is kind of hard to see in the beginning but very easy to spot where you came from. Ended up taking the long route and starting from the main entrance of trail and coming out next to the hidden cave. It's a nice spot and has a nice bench at the end for you to sit and look out on the dried lake bed. The hike was in estimation would be close to 7 miles. But very nice and the dogs had a great time.
I like this trail. I went there last weekend and this morning and going there again in 3 days. lol
it's close to where I live and quiet, gives my 2 dogs and myself a good exercise! I also like the view it's something new and almost breath taking to me since I grow up in Tokyo. I haven't tried the hidden cave area yet but definitely will! 家の近所なので、犬の散歩兼エクササイズでよく行きます。盆地の中のトレイルを登り切ると荒野が見渡せます。私のような初心者向けです！
Mostly level trail but very sandy in places. I generally start at the geothermal plant off Soda Lake Road to avoid private property. It's not very scenic and can be very buggy in the spring and summer but you can walk as long as you want in complete solitude.
Amazing petroglyphs and it's an important cultural spot for the Paiute Indians of Nevada. It's a simple interpretive trail and the hike is easy. if you appreciate rock art it's hard to beat this site in both ease of access and in quality of petroglyphs.
Nice petrogliphs, hike to the top of the mountain for some nice views. Little wildlife to be seen, can be very hot is summer, take precautions. nice stop to stretch legs, other that that, no reason to stop if you have seen other archaelogical areas in Nevada. This one is easy to find, thats about all.