Dry Pond Loop

MODERATE 27 reviews

Dry Pond Loop is a 6.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Washoe Valley, Nevada that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1253 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

One of the best hikes on the Reno side of Mt. Rose. 75% heavily wooded, great shade. Sound of rushing water for 90% of the hike. Both Whites Creek and Thomas creek run year round even in drought conditions. Great views of Carson Valley, Washoe Lake and Mt. Rose Wilderness.

3 hours ago

Great hike, beautiful views and water rushing the majority of the time. Only downfall is the loop takes you onto asphalt to get back to the trailhead.
Great hike, even with the asphalt ending.

3 days ago

Going up the switchbacks and taking the time to stop and turn around to see the views offers a nice break. eating lunch at the dry pond is the perfect mid point of the hike.

hiking
10 days ago

trail running
17 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

very nice trail. the one downside is parking... you have to park on timberline drive which is a short walk to the trailhead but a bit of a walk from the Thomas Creek trail head after finishing the whole loop. other than that, great views and a nice steady incline. we're visiting from Oregon (I grew up here) and will definitely do this hike again when we come back!

hiking
25 days ago

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1 month ago

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hiking
2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago

Well marked trails. Creeks still running. Lots of shade on a hot day. Good multi-purpose trail: horses, mountain biking, dogs, and trail running/hiking. The only drawback was the part of the loop on the road -the rest of it was nice.

hiking
2 months ago

Good trail with an easy incline. Most of the hike is shaded which was nice.

mountain biking
2 months ago

hiking
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hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Dry Pond is not so dry! Great trail, plenty of shade, and no crazy creek crossings.

3 months ago