Explore the best trails near Reno with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
dogs on leash
This weekend due to all of the rain there was no trail to be seen. Everything was flooded! It was still fun to try and explore the area as much as we could. The "glassy pond" was more like a flowing river! We did get to see some snow flurries while we were there which was really cool.
It was a nice easy walk. We watched the ducks and geese. We were lucky enough to be able to watch two trains go by. It wasn't very busy. The signs warned that the gates would be closed at certain times. We believe they forgot one of the gates to leave open when we went, so we had to backtrack to get back to the vehicle (we were there two hours before they were to close). The one gate being closed was the only thing that was negative for us.
It was an easy trail. Three other people on the trail when we went. Two friendly off-leash dogs along with my leashed dog. It was extremely easy on the way down and coming back wasn't too bad going up hill (it was a gradual hill). There were several benches on the path along with a small picnic table. I heard the trickling of water the whole way and was able to take some nice pictures.
Very Steep Hike!! Make sure you have a very very strong endurance in walking constantly on an incline motion..It was really hard you need to be really fit ad strong to do this Hike its not easy!! Very Hard! On a lighter note well worth the amazing views overlooking the whole part of Reno and Sparks!
Justin D. on Hunter Creek Trail
Make it out here early in the morning. If you don't, you'll run into a ton of unleashed dogs and wild people (weekend). I'm sure it's a lot easier to deal with on a weekday. I did this one a couple weeks ago; very fun, and got in there early. A great hike to keep you and the pup with at least an elevated heartbeat. Leave before dawn, and you'll be fine...
I hiked this trail in the Thanksgiving afternoon, so the traffic was light. Upper part of the trail was frozen and slippery especially near the water, you definitely need to have a pair of good hiking boots and hiking pole. The trail was beautiful with all the snow so was the frozen waterfall.