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I walk slowly and totally spend 3 1/2 hours. The view is really amazing. Only one thing bother me is- crossing the river. Water still is so much. My shoes get wet. On my way back, I try to take off my shoes/socks and cross by my bare foots. The water is freezing cold! ! however, it is still a great experience.

Love this trail and the waterfall payoff at the end. Glad we got an early start, there was hardly anyone out at 8am. By the time we came back it was getting crowded. Took us 2 hours and 19 minutes not counting the 15 minutes we hung out at the falls and had a snack. So peaceful and quiet out there at that time in the morning.

hiking
9 days ago

Beautiful hike, especially with all the fall colors this time of year. Incline most of the way to the beautiful waterfall. Following the creek most of the way is very peaceful. Close to town, yet you feel so far away. As someone else mentioned, we also clocked it right at 6.4 miles.

Easy trail with beautiful views. Took us 2.5 hours, a little less

This is a fabulous hike! Steep incline to begin, then back up at the end! You cross the creek three times (: My pup loved. Would definitely do again!

Is a great place I like.to walk there

Started at thomas creek and did the 7 mile loop to white creek trail. Thomas Creek is good for all ages. There were hikers, walkers, bikers and dogs. Up to Dry Pond has switchbacks to help with elevation gain. Colors and creeks were gorgeous.

Very enjoyable, not too difficult. In the early morning there were a few people, but coming back down it got crowded. The Fall colors were glowing and the sound of the creek, even this late in the season, was so peaceful. Loved it.

My pup & I took the trail clockwise. Wanted to get the steepest portion out of the way. I do feel like it was a good choice- going down the north side would have been unforgiving. However, the descending on the south side was pretty washed out with some decent exposure. At times I wish I had trekking poles- would definitely consider this hike moderate to advanced in its current condition. Also, trail was not well marked... when you get to the top there are many 4x4 trails you could accidentally take. Be sure to bring some sort of map with you to ensure you stay enroute. Happy hiking (:

Did this hike solo on Oct. 20. Not technically challenging but a rough go with no real trail. Easy to follow and the rock art is amazing. As to being private property it isn’t posted so I wouldn’t worry about it. The bulls were on the trail but they ran the other way when I startled them. Definitely a concern though. I wouldn’t wear any bright colors!

This was a fantastic hike. Definitely a moderate challenge. Amazing views. I love how curvy the trail is... gives it diversity. The creek was flowing today and a nice background noise when you’re near it. Mountain views are amazing!

Great hike and beautiful weather. Enjoyed the scenery.

*very nice little hike, not far from reno.
*crosses creek twice- good water for the dogs.
*nice shaded sections.
*not overly crowded and only one mountain bike.
*takes a couple of hours (we made a slow pace for looking at fall colors...)for a quick getaway.
*wonderful.

hiking
28 days ago

This was amazing! I highly recommend. I live out of state and was visiting. The beautiful waterfall and up in the pines was great! Lots of rocks but not difficult. Brought a 4lb dog with us and we did fine. Some narrow spots but once you get up there it widens out in parts. Worth the trip to the waterfall and crossing the log. It does get colder as you move up but we had a nice wind on the way back down.

Hard to beat for a close to home hike. Great views and follows the creek to a nice waterfall.
Can be busy on weekends.

trail running
1 month ago

Awesome running trail!

beautiful hike

Beautiful hike, mostly shade but a section uphill is nothing but sun. well marked and aspens are changing right now. Was easy for my pup and I.

Great, easier hike. Perfect for kiddos and pups!

hiking
1 month ago

LOVED this hike!

My kiddos (6 and 9) did it like champs! We will definitely do it again. It may be too hard for younger kiddos and the trail drops off pretty steep on the side so attention is key.

We clocked it at over 6 miles.

Pup friendly and truly stunning.

Such a gem in our own backyards.

trail running
1 month ago

I ran this loop yesterday, one of my favorites in the fall. Stopped a lot for photos of the colors popping. This is a great easy run of an hour or so depending on how much you stop for photos! An easy, runnable climb from the TH to the saddle of about a mile, then take the counter clockwise loop for a beautiful slightly downhill run to the first creek where you're rewarded with beautiful golden aspen mixed in with the pines. Continue around the loop on easy runnable trail to get into another creek with Aspen. The trail is markedly improved since it was first built a few years ago. It finally gets to the bottom of the loop then climbs out steadily where running turns to hiking (for me) until you return to the end of the lollipop and begin the easy mile run back to the trailhead. Love love this trail!

Do not do this hike alone!

This is a very isolated, dry, and rough canyon trail. The only water on the trail is a few miles in. This is also open range land, so there are territorial bulls throughout the area. ZERO cell service. Hike smart.

The footing here is bad. Very easy to fall and hurt yourself. Be sure someone knows where you are going.

Parked in the pull off at the opening to the canyon. The first 1/4 mile has a sandy trail. But after that you are mostly just following the dry creek bed.

When you reach the water, it’s not always easy to tell what is water and what is solid land. Highly recommend some poles to test the ground with.

Canyon will get cold over night. Did this hike in early August and the night temp was down to the 30’s

This canyon is obviously used by gunman. Be sure to stay aware of your surroundings and don’t be surprised at the number of shell casings at the beginning of the canyon.

Saw several nerds of mustangs. Even got within ten feet of one. Tons and tons of wildlife. You won’t be disappointed.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Now let's start off by letting everyone know that I have two bad knees and on this hike a bad ankle, and made the hike. It starts off with the typical Nevada scenery (with past fires depleting most of the greenery) but you get up the canyon and trees and scenery gets much better.

Again with bad knees it still was not a bad hike, a couple climbs and rocks but nice hike.

Get out and enjoy this trail as the waterfall at the end is worth this hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved it

Great fall hike! Specs are correct. Took us 2 hours start to finish. The trail is marked very well, hard to get lost. Creek is running and the aspens are changing.

Beautiful and lush in Spring. Great for strollers, children, dogs.

Beautiful Trail...

1 month ago

hiked out of whites creek parking area..spectacular!! two deer were right at the top of the lookout of galena! Saw the occasional hiker...Whites creek seemed to be full. Have done this hike several times...But first since 16

hiking
1 month ago

Great hiking trail, especially for dogs. Most of the trail is shaded and there’s an abundance of flowing water for dogs to drink from and splash around in. The scenery is pretty; trees, streams, and a view of a cool rock cliff (I don’t know what to call it) at one point on the trail. I didn’t find any parts of the hike to be very challenging so if you want a good workout just increase your pace:p

mountain biking
1 month ago

We took the bus from Susanville to Westwood & rode the entire trail. One thing we didn’t know was they drop you off near a gas on Hwy 36 & then had to ride up hill on Hwy A21 for 3 miles. No signs at all of where to turn off to get to the trail. We turned off onto a dirt road marked 101, finally found a forest work & he pointed in the right direction. At the beginning of the trail head was the only sign. Otherwise once on the trail we weren’t totally sure if we were going in the right direction. Once you get to Devil’s Corral it was marked & a great ride. I would do the entire ride again knowing where we were going, but would be nice to have the beginning marked much better.

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