Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Toiyabe National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Beautiful with all the blooming wildflowers!

Great trail, beautiful views. Be wary of taking the wrong loop back. There was still snow here and there (mid may). Great for older kids (7+) and dogs.

Impromtu hike this morning. Just me and my dog. I try to find trails that aren't too rocky since he tends to crecks his paws. this terrain was perfect for him. Was a fairly easy hike. Overall a little over two hours round trip. I came in mid May and everything was beautiful. quite a few butterflies lots of vocal birds and a lot of beautiful trees - can get a little chilly at the top of the mountain so of your coming in earlier months or on a windy weekend you may want a light sweater. Enjoy!

Time for this trail to get some TLC! The sun and weather have made reading some of the signs along the trail impossible. The mailbox with maps is empty, as such, the individual area markers don't mean much. As close as it is to the elementary, I hope they frequent this trail.

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Hiked this today with my toddler in the carrier; it's a beautiful trail! Singletrack and rocky; definitely not stroller-friendly. A gradual incline on the way out with some ups and downs. Not shaded at all so sun protection is necessary. We saw lots of lizards running around and the Quaking Aspen along the creek were beautiful. Note there wasn't a porta-potty or restroom at the trailhead at Arrowcreek Park.

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We had a lovely day walking this trail. Didn't come back on same trail though. We followed different trail that comes back outside of housing development. I want to go back up there and take a tube and tube back down the water!! My hubby says no.

I was really looking forward to this hike. A bit on edge after reading the "Mountain Lion Hunting Ground" review, but decided to keep a paranoid eye everywhere and give it a shot. Started out as the typical really rocky forest road kind of trail. Saw a couple of smaller lakes that were very tranquil before making it to Fuller Lake. Made it to Fuller Lake and was blown away by the amount of rubbish strewn everywhere. The vandalism to the cabins and again rubbish strewn everywhere. This was in no way contained to the Fuller Lake cabins, it continued well after with construction debris along the trail and visible from the road. Made it to the last turn to go up to the Cone Peak summit. Had to back track as I missed the turn. Didn't miss the turn, there was no trail going to the top. Started off roading the Shoebaru's towards the top and decided that it wasn't worth the effort. Took a different path down the mountain and had a wonderful time without the litter. Saw some of the Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway.

Great walk along the shore of Lake Tahoe. Despite there being a lot of people around, we also saw a lot of birds (osprey, common merganser, white-headed woodpecker).

mountain biking
23 days ago

Fast, fun single track with a few surprises. I like to link it coming down off Upper Whites Creek from Galena.

hiking
26 days ago

Offers some scenic views and a good workout.

A good mile of the hike is surrounded by houses, however, once passed, it is a very beautiful trail. You follow the creek the entire time and there are a lot of birds singing. The trail seems to be more for bikes, but it still is a very lovely trail. Bring old shoes because the trail has a lot of sand that will get in them.

Great views!!! Upper half of the hike was beautiful but stopped in an uneventful way. Had to hike off trail a bit to get to see the highest view of the lake!

Great hike, gorgeous views. Fairly trafficked

An incredible trail! A good steady climb, but nothing strenuous. Lots of trees, still some snow on the ground, birds singing... just a great trail all around. I didn't go through Lower Bristlecone because it's said to be boring.
April 22, 2018.

Nice hike on a Spring morning. Disappointed at the end. Excavation at the hole with a big pipe sticking out of it. Haven't been able to find out what it was for. Anyone else have any answers?

Fantastic views! There's still some snow near the top of the trail, but nothing hiking boots can't handle.

hiking
1 month ago

Parking is at the cafe at the bottom of the trail. The views for this trail were pretty amazing and the trail is mostly sand and very well maintained. A lot of dogs off leash today. The elevation gain at the beginning of the hike is pretty significant, but the side trail leading to an overlook was a good place to enjoy the view! There was also some snow at the end of the hike before the turnaround. I brought micro spikes, but managed fine in my boots.

Trail temporarily closed because of erosion.

Nice lake views at the beginning. Had to manage walking on snow in mid April.

Slightly muddy. At the hole there is a significant amount of water so no going in. Three boys 7, 8, and 9, had no issues. Took alternate trails back. Phone worked the whole way so I knew we were ok, but honestly youre never out of sight of civilization.

Currently closed (Mid-April)

The map only shows the western half of the road, which takes you another 30 miles to Verdi, Nv. I took two days going west to east, camping at Jackson Meadows reservoir the first night. From camptonville, it climbs quickly and you pass the original toll house as you climb to the top of the ridge . You'll thread this ridge as it takes you all the way to Jackson Meadows. The entire route has remarkably gentle grades but the road does get rubbly in places . Biggest concern on my trip was fallen trees across the road, and there were Many. Passage around them (many had been trimmed a bit by chainsaws) was quite tight along a few sections of wall road . Trees are dying up there in the millions nowadays , so maybe take a chain saw if you are hell bent on not turning back .Two quick stretches of pavement mar an otherwise clean run of dirt from the California gold country on the western slope to dang-near Reno . This is not a dramatic route , but seeing Reno to the east as I came down the last pass was pretty cool . This is the route the Donner Party wishes it had found .

I'm glad that I chose a day with a wind advisory to hike this trail. With the raging wind, I wasn't able to hear the traffic on the nearby highway. I was still able to hear the river and enjoyed that. Lots of Aspen's growing along the creek. Lots of Private Property signs. Not many large pine trees until the very end. Lots of sagebrush for most of the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy walk to the base of the rock(s). We left the 18 month old and the dogs in the small clearing there (attended of course!) and took turns scrambling to the top. Well worth the climb, as the view is fantastic—clear and panoramic. Later we compared pictures, and it was interesting to note many were nearly identical. I’m glad we came in the offseason, however, as I imagine it gets a bit crowded during peak season.

hiking
1 month ago

fun hike wonderful views and not too steep an incline and pretty easy trail. slushy snow at the top that got our feet wet. thicker socks and better boots would have solve that though.views well worth the hike

hiking
1 month ago

Still some snow pack up top but pretty clear

This is a good trail, a little muddy since the recent snow and rain. Don’t be deterred by the no trespassing signs - I think they’re old and no one in sight. My dog and I got about an hour in and came upon what was assuredly a mountain lions hunting grounds. Multiple carcasses of large hooved animals ripped apart across the trail. Needless to say we turned back. But enjoyable till then!

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