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scenic driving
1 day ago

Did this trail in a 2019 suburban, was a horrible idea yet beautiful views. Road was very rough although any 4x4 with high clearance will do fine.

It was nice.
The road was ok for my 2WD dodge.
I would recommend your hike boots water bladder and a light snack to rest at the “glyphs” The rocks do slip a little the petroglyphs are light but along the trail In about 0.5miles
Elk bounce around :)
It was beautiful out 9/2018
#photography

The trail was a little hard to find, when we did it was hard to keep to it for a little bit, but if you follow the dry creek bed you'll find the petroglyphs. All in all it was a good hike. We went past the petroglyphs along the creek bed for a good distance and it still kept going. We had a good time but I definitely would be careful as the rocks slide around a bit.

Lots of bugs on this trail. They do have educational placards along the way which is nice

Love this trail I live close so it’s great

Good workout, the sights are decent. Once is good enough for me

I love this trail! Its so easy to access and full of variety and wildlife, with plenty of options for connecting to other trails and more elevation gain.

Great views both east and west and there were several groups of wild horses. However, coming back down, the trail was prohibitively loose and slippery. Every step down was taken in constant worry of falling. The terrible last 1/3 of the trail made me wish I had chosen any other hike.

Easy running trail

hiking
29 days ago

A couple of good views. dry pond is... well... dry. good workout overall.

No sights unfortunately. Still a good workout

*great for the dogs- water never far away.
*lots of options- short hikes/longer ones.
*right in town, if you have to stay near...

Love the friendly dog lovers. Love the length of the park and trail. My dog loves this park.

Great trail. Barkley and I had a blast.

trail running
1 month ago

There were not many people on the trail. Did run into a few mountain bikers. It is a classic trail for the area. I did get lost on the way back to the car. Once I saw the road, I knew I made a wrong turn. Here is a video of some of the sights. https://youtu.be/KCG1kRpLpKY

its rated as a mountain biking trail, lease be aware that you have to have and above average riding skill.

hiking
1 month ago

One of our favorites when pressed for time. From the parking lot on Thomas Creek, round trip, I show 5.8 miles, on various devices. The 'pond' has now evaporated.

I hike the Thomas Creek Upper trail monthly in my Mt Rose rotation. this trail has it all and with ample shade and almost constant running water, it cools on those hot Reno days. I usually go in up to the bridge and depending on weather, time of day for direct sun and traffic, I sometimes take the access road eitber up or down. it makes for a decent work out and the many dogs and horses are a plus for animal lovers. i even saw a mountain mono cyclist...incredible. you will love this moderate hike.

Great trail from someone from the Midwest. a lot of different options to choose from once you start. Moderate elevation changes which lead to a pretty nice view of downtown Reno. Very enjoyable.

nice.
shady.
lotsa water for the dogs.
easy.
pleasant.

*easy grade.
*great shade.
*lotsa water for the dogs.
*unpopulated on an "off" day ( NOT on sat/sun/holiday).
*quiet.

hiking
1 month ago

Perfect loop. Did it clockwise today. Brought the wife and dog along. Goodtimes. A mountain biker was having a bite to eat at dry pond and noticed a decent sized bear about 50 yards away. Walking towards him. He packed up his stuff and jammed down trail towards whites creek. All in all. A beautiful day. A bit smoky but well worth it. The dog had a blast splashing around in the water along the way. Walking through the aspens along the water was probably my favorite part.

The trail is close to Reno with easy access. However, there is highway noise for most of the hike. Also, once you get up to the flume level, it is largely a flat and boring hike.

fun trail!nice little steep hills, one side has loose rocks but the other is clear and open, good for beginners!

It was thundering and raining for our hike today - we enjoyed it. Saw very few other hikers, perhaps due to rain.

It was fun kinda hard at first but going up but after it was awesome views. Be careful tho we found a rattle snake close to the houses by the little library!!!!!

A great hike for both people and dogs. We were thankful for the shade and the water.

Definitely felt out of the city with amazing views, took the South route but didn’t make it to the peak due to the trail being washed out.

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