Explore the most popular trails in Dayton State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

The Carson River flows through the park and offers fishing and bird watching. The Rock Point Mill, built in 1861, was once used to process rich silver ore from nearby Virginia City. Remnants of the mill are still visible within the park, just west of U.S. 50. Picnicking, camping and group use facilities are available. Dayton summer temperatures range from 80-100 degrees Fahrenheit with lows around 40-50 degrees. Dayton State Park is located on U.S. 50, 12 miles east of Carson City.

over grown
washed out
5 months ago

Easy hike, overgrown in spots and some missing trail markers but overall an enjoyable quick walk with some good history lessons.

off trail
over grown
6 months ago

Parts of this trail are difficult to maneuver due to overgrowth and trail markers washed out due to prior floods. Otherwise, enjoyable and interesting to learn about.

10 months ago