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

This is a nice neighborhood hike. Don’t listen to the reviews that say to ignore the sign - that gave me a much longer hike indeed! It has some very nice views and a great trail to live by! I’d rank it on the easier side of moderate for sure.

Great hike, beautiful views with just enough incline to give a bit of a workout. I’ll do this one again for sure.

This might be my favorite. Great workout. If you go the correct route the gradual downhill is exhilarating. Great views of the valley and Mt. Rose. The creeks and streams are amazing. You will have to cross the creeks a few times but nothing hard. Overall it's the best.

A perfect conditioning hike. Suggest starting up to the Church's Pond junction then continuing around clockwise.

horseback riding
1 month ago

Great trail for horseback. We also believe we heard a bear in the woods and did see some scat.

There a couple of streams that we had to walk the horses through as the bridges are narrow and I am not sure they are rated for a horse.

Highly recommend this loop, and ample trailer parking at the trailhead.

lotsa water for the dogs.

Made for a great afternoon hike

This trail was more difficult than moderate in my opinion. It was also 6.6 miles and not 6.3. It is a gorgeous trail full of surprises. The views close to the top are breathtaking! I definitely wished I could have jumped in the pond due to the heat but the water looked pretty gross. I will be doing this trail again in fall when it cools down a bit.

Good trail but be careful! I’ve had two bear sightings in the last two weeks.

Beautiful views with lots of flowers.

I did a partial hike. I had my 11 year old daughter with me, and it was a hot day. We went a little over 2 miles in, and came back out. It was a perfect morning hike- lots of shade, the river and creeks, and friendly people on the trail. Lots of mountain bikes, and it’s a pretty rough ride, so be prepared to step aside, as they really don’t have a ton of control, especially on the way down. Only thing that would make this better, is more clear markings with all the other trail connections.

The trail was excellent this morning. A little smoky. The wildflowers are out in force in the top half of the hike. This is a consistently uphill hike the entire distance, but the views and ambiance from the top are outstanding. The pond itself is quite small, but the surroundings are gorgeous. I went with friends who continued on the bushwhacking scramble up to Mount Rose, but I stopped about half mile beyond the pond. The hike down is rewarding. On clear days, the views of surrounding valleys would sometimes be very good, but it was hazy.

2 months ago

Loved it!!

The wildflowers are amazing right now!

This is not a real trail and I would caution anyone attempting it to come prepared. The trail formally ends at the pond and then it looks like someone a very long time ago tried to carve out a trail to the peak of Mt. Rose along the ridge. You’re just YOLOing it essentially; there’s no path to follow. Probably fun for a serious adventurer but definitely not for entry level hikers. Lots of scree, tricky terrain, and obstacles that make this borderline impossible to do

Steep beautiful and rewarding

trail running
3 months ago

Nice trail, ran the flats and downhill. 1hr but showed on my GPS 4.56

We saw a baby bear.

Did this hike this morning. It was beautiful. I would recommend hiking early due to the open stretches in the sun. There is a sign on the loop that is marked incorrectly. The arrow points left, but you need to make a right to stay on the loop. It shows forest service straight ahead and Brown’s Creek to the left. If you look closely someone tried to scratch an arrow to the right. I only mention this because we went the wrong way and had to double back.

Love this trail ...

I short hike through the mountainside. There are a few boulders to see along the side of the trail. For the most part, the creek isn't really visible through the underbrush. Decent, but I am sure other hikes at Galena creek are better (and more strenuous).

Trail is in good shape with lots of wild flowers in bloom. Snow cover is completely gone and the views are spectacular. Be ready for a climb and obviously a decent and crossing over the creek 5 or 6 times. Great hike!

Great trail. Very beautiful & scenic through most areas. Great for dogs as well.

3 months ago

very nice trail. good mix of shade and sun. early June the creek is still running strong. lots of wild flowers and lizards to see as well. very popular with mountain bikers.

on Jones Creek Loop

3 months ago

Only 4 stars because it wasn’t well marked. My 3.5 year old made it most of the way walking herself so if she can do it... :-)

very peaceful and Awesome place to hike! I love it

beautiful hike. lots of wildflowers! steep in parts, just enough to feel like a great workout!

The sounds of the streams for most of the way are so peaceful. The last bit of snow is off the trail and many small flowers have started to bloom. The Aspen trees are getting their leaves in the lower elevations, still too cold towards the tops of the mountains.

Hiked this trail on 5/9/17.... was clear and dry all the way over the top to Church’s Pond.... a little snow patches and mud on Pond side but still passable ... beautiful hike!! Other than the unleashed dog that nipped the back of leg on the way up, (thank God for thick wool socks , it didn’t break the skin), it was a great out and back hike!!

Great trail with a lot of up and down. The trail is pretty rocky and steep in places. The wildflowers are just starting to bloom!

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