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.
Judith S. on Hunter Creek Trail
love this trail its natures serenity at its finest.
Michaelyn P. on Hunter Creek Trail
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!
Did this as a loop trail from Thomas creek trailhead, up over Dry Pond then down to Whites Creek trailhead (2 cars). About 5 miles. Probably another mile to complete loop. Good steady climb to dry pond, which was a dry, low swail of dry grasses. Nice views of Slide Mtn (Mt. Rose ski area). Late summer and late in day. Plenty of shade. Lower areas follow near the creeks for a ways. The drop into Whites is south aspect and more exposed. Likely hot earlier in day. Saw lots of mountain bikes (high school team) and some hikers and dogs. About two hours without rush. Brought out of town guests who gushed about how pretty the hike was. Lucky to have this so close to town.