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Evans Canyon Trail to Keystone Canyon Trail Loop

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Rancho San Rafael Regional Park

Evans Canyon Trail to Keystone Canyon Trail Loop is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Reno, Nevada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.2 miles Elevation Gain: 764 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

wildlife

snow

no shade

hiking
no shade
rocky
14 days ago

Beautiful day! Be prepared, you are committed once you start. Recording and following trail made it easier to start on path. Great day! 7.1 miles start to finish for us.

hiking
23 days ago

Fun trail! While it is a longer trail, it isn’t very difficult. There’s one stretch about halfway through that goes up the entire hillside. Pretty views of the surrounding areas, awesome rock formations on the hilltop. I definitely recommend having the alltrails app with you, since there’s so many trails in this area, it would be easy to mistake one for the other. They do have signs every so often with the different trail names though! Definitely more bikers than hikers when we went, so just keep an eye out!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice Trail, was a little disappointed with the lack of elevation gain but still a good loop for exercise. Took a little less than 2 Hrs to walk. Nice Views!

Evans Canyon to Keystone Canyon Loop. 3 trails, 2 canyons, 1 plank, 0 stitches. All with my better half!!

Very rocky but super fun!

Great easy trail with many different views. Allows for variations in how far you would like to hike. Dog friendly. Slightly crowded right now.

hiking
2 months ago

More bikers than hikers. All in the open. Some trail and probably mostly dirt road. All the bikers go to the left when you get to the loop.

off trail
rocky
3 months ago

So many trails and space. Very enjoyable.

hiking
muddy
no shade
rocky
4 months ago

hiking
no shade
over grown
rocky
11 months ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
11 months ago

hiking
rocky
Sun Jun 30 2019

Wed Dec 05 2018

One of my go to trails. Not fun when it's muddy though.

Sun Nov 18 2018

Great trail that is close to town. Not many people on there until you get around to the keystone side so that was nice.

Sun Nov 18 2018

Very easy and enjoyable. The hill to the big N is steep but offers a great view.

running
Sun Jul 01 2018

Great loop trail. Go early - no shade. Bring water as it gets hot in places. A few places are a bit rocky for running so wear stable shoes. Well marked until you get to the upper part of the trail.

hiking
Wed May 23 2018

Great trail that links up with other trails in the area. Park at the sports complex and start with the interpretive nature trail to the left, there are baby great horned owls. For Evans Canyon keep left in the beginning to ensure you’re on the right trail. I kept finding myself on the Miner’s trail. They’re all great and connect with each other tho so don’t be afraid to take a wrong turn!

Sat Apr 28 2018

Great views of Reno! String it together with Poedunk instead of Keystone Canyon for something a little more challenging.

Thu Apr 26 2018

Great trails - saw lots of wild life.

Fri Apr 20 2018

Love it!

hiking
Sun Mar 25 2018

Had a blast! Trail was much dryer than a week ago. Fun watching a team of mountain bikers training.

mountain biking
Sun Feb 25 2018

Great ride, fun and a few surprises. Beautiful views as you climb.

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