Here, visitors will find spectacular views of the majestic Sierra Nevada and the Carson Range. Popular activities in the park include nature study, bird watching, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, windsurfing, water skiing, catamaran sailing, jet skiing and fishing. A campground, boat launches, group use area, day-use picnic sites and equestrian trailhead are available. A wetlands area with a viewing tower and interpretive displays is a new addition to the park. The park is located 10 miles north of Carson City and 15 miles south of Reno. Take U.S. 395 north to the East Lake Boulevard exit, than drive north on East Lake Boulevard approximately 3.1 miles to the park entrance. From Reno, take 395 south to the East Lake Boulevard intersection, turn left, and drive south on East Lake Boulevard for 7.1 miles to the park entrance.

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19 days ago

Easy hike although there is no shade and it was blazing hot today! I recommend doing this less than 2 mile walk on a cooler day.

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3 months ago

Very narrow and grass up to your knees in some spots. Trail disappears about .7 miles in if you start to the left. We ended up taking the road for about a quarter mile to get back on a walkable part of the trail. There is a break off point behind the hill where you can hike it to get a good view of the lake.

We camped at Washoe Lake in August 2016 to view the Perseid Meteor shower. Got an early start one morning with one of the doggos & enjoyed this jaunt.

Great walk, beautiful area with a lot of flora and fauna.

Kids enjoyed the gazebo lookout point and small creek.

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5 months ago

Great view of Washoe, easy warm up hike.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

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Sunday, October 09, 2016

This is a great trail with beautiful views of Washoe Valley. Today I asked a park ranger who was buried in the grave site at the bottom of the hill, apparently there is a dog and a memorial for a woman who hiked the trail every day, however she is not buried there.

Monday, May 02, 2016

Monday, May 02, 2016

nice little hike

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Someone put up a coded gate on Duck Hill Road. This trail is no longer accessible via that route. If you drive a couple miles down the road, there is a small area to park that is at the base of the hill with the gazebo. Relatively steep.

Friday, January 02, 2015

Awesome short trail. Did it this morning, New Years Day, 2015, ON a great sunny day. Cant wait to do it again and going further up the hill.

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Thursday, April 05, 2012