Explore the most popular snowshoeing 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.

Still snowy and slushy at points. Snow may be coming tonight. Probably not for everyone until later in the season.

Really nice trail, easy to follow. Crossing the stream at the start was worth it! Diverse landscapes, beautiful views. Never far from a stream the whole way up!

hiking
3 days ago

This is a great trail, easy to follow. More difficult in the beginning than in the end. Both my Apple Watch and my boyfriends said that we hiked about 6.1 miles so it is a longer trail but the beautiful waterfall at the end and hiking along the river made this trail very nice!

Wasn’t satisfied with the waterfall at the end.

hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful hike with changing landscape.We didn't want to cross through the creek at the beginning so we went to the left and found some steps to a log marked with "x"s that crossed the creek. Nice views and landscape the whole way. Would not recommend on a a hot day or go early in the morning since most of the trail is in the sun then changes to forest. Saw a snake and a momma duck and her ducklings. Not an easy hike, appropriately rated as moderate. Waterfall did not disappoint.

hiking
7 days ago

First hiking experience in the Reno area and a great start to the many hikes to follow. The trail was clearly identified and easy to follow. Went earlier in the morning on 5/6 so there were fewer on the trail, but on the way back saw a much larger group of folks heading up the trail. Would recommend a morning start in the warmer months as the bulk of the trail is open without cover and you'll get some sun. On cooler or cloudy days a later start would be perfectly fine.

I think this trail is doable for all skill levels. I am from a much lower elevation and don't really hike, but did fine in the couple hours I was on the trail out and back. I will say if you have stability or balance issues you should opt for a walking stick as you do need to cross a couple streams and there are a couple sections where you aren't on a dirt path but climbing across some rocks. For your average person it shouldn't be a problem, but for older folks or those with limited mobility you'll need to slow down in these areas.

There is a path up and around the first creek in case you don't want to brave the rocks or the water is high (I crossed not knowing there was another path, got my hiking shoes wet but they dried quickly enough, on the way back, not as fun as the walk is short to the parking area). When you reach the log close to the falls if you aren't fond of heights (or your dog isn't), there is another path to the right that will require you cross the same stream but won't involve walking across a log over the stream.


The views were beautiful and the reward at the end was spectacular. The falls are truly a great place to stop and take in nature's beauty, and if you need to cool off, there's always that option too. There are some logs and rocks you can sit and have a drink or snack once you reach the falls. I would highly recommend this trail to anyone that wants to quickly get away from town and into nature. You'll see a decent number of people, but trade in buildings for mountains and the sound of the highway for the rushing stream below.

I’ve hiked this trail well over a dozen times over the past 40 years. It is my favorite hike on the planet and very special for our family’s many generations. Woods Lake is wonderful for camping and starting point. From there hike through redwood forest climbing up through beautiful meadow with stream and wild flowers up to lake Winnemucca, which is spectacular. Great lunch spots around the lake. Then go on to Round Top, which is more barren above the tree line, but beautiful. Usually some melting snow even in the summer. Then descend back down to woods lake. There used to be an old gold mine entrance along the way back down. Pretty solid climbing all the way up to the two lakes - but so beautiful it’s worth it. Then fairly easy descent back down. IMHO, it’s the most beautiful hike on the planet. Hope to get back there again soon. Love!

Stunning views, excellent workout, diverse landscape. This is one of my new favorite trails.

hiking
11 days ago

Just started hiking, and this was one of my 1st trails and I loved it!

hiking
12 days ago

Closed due to mudslides

fun hike.. 1st half overcast/dry.. way back light rain and cool temp. perfect day. sound of running water and birds all day and flowing falls at the top.. :-)

hiking
13 days ago

I’m new to Reno and also new to the AllTrails app; Hunter Creek Trail was my first hike since moving here with my dog and it was AWESOME. I’m an avid hiker and it checked all my hiking boxes for beauty and challenge and views and fun and variety of terrain. Basically, if you haven’t gotten to this one, DO IT TOMORROW.

hiking
14 days ago

That I would say was not a moderate hike. It had a beautiful waterfall at the end of the trail but to get there was very rough. If you are an avid hiker I imagine you may be fine but if you are a beginner or out of shape be prepared and bring lots of water. Took us about 3 and a half hours. We will plan to do it again though.

Lovely hike, lots of sun until 15 minutes from the top. It's a gradual climb all the way up. There is a way around the creek at the beginning of the trail if you don't want to get your shoes wet. A trail on the left climbs up and over and leads to a narrow bridge by a water tower. I laughed at the comment from Tony Pycko 2 spots down. My boyfriend and I were 2 of those "tourists with clean bright sneaks" hiking the trail on Sunday. We live in Reno :) Now I'm wondering how many people thought we were tourists! It's true that the trail is moderately trafficked when there's good weather, but not as bad as you might think. Still very worthwhile. Enjoy!

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 trail with beautiful view of Reno and the waterfall. Trail is mostly in the sun until
you get close to the waterfall so definitely wear sunscreen and bring water.

hiking
20 days ago

First hike since moving to Reno. NICE. So close to Reno it's like no travel time. Lots of tourists with clean bright sneakers. But almost no litter.
Good training trail for the back country hiker.

Gorgeous throughout, with the sound of water following you the whole way. The trail was dry (first week of May).

hiking
23 days ago

Love this hike up 1,300ft to the lovely forest and waterfall. Wear good boots - it has some rocky places that can trip you up.

hiking
25 days ago

Great hike! My legs are feeling it! Can't wait to bring the family here.

Great hike with great falls at the end. There is a bridge you can cross if you immediately walk out of the parking lot onto the trail on the left hand side of the river, much easier if you don’t want to have to cross the creek right at the beginning.

Great hike, easy to follow trail. Hiked with my son in his carrier and I'm still feeling it. So great workout also

hiking
27 days ago

Headed back out this morning. This will be our 3rd trip out over the years. We love this hike. Can get challenging early in the spring, but we are ready. See y'all up there.

Just beyond awesome!

hiking
1 month ago

i slipped many times, so be care.

Good trail. met lots of people. if you don't like hiking UP, then Ddon't do this one. The waterfall was beautiful. parts of the trail you need to be very careful with foot placement.

hiking
1 month ago

A nice hike that is close to the city of Reno. Trail can get really muddy during wet seasons and crossing the river can be challenging when the river is high. Great views throughout and a satisfying waterfall at the end. I've done this trail in summer and winter and it was a good experience both times. A lot of other hikers and dogs.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. A little busier than I would like.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing hike for March incredible views of waterfall and scenery. From summer to winter in one hike! Bring a sweater just in case

elevation gets very high but beautiful hike!!

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