Fort Churchill State Historic Park

EASY 7 reviews

Fort Churchill State Historic Park is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Silver Springs, Nevada that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
39 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

river

wild flowers

no shade

historic site

Trail features an old west Cemetery, historic ruins of the original Fort Churchill complex built in 1860 and a small museum. Other features include the near by Carson River.

3 months ago

This is a great little walkabout. The state has provided a visitor center/museum that is very informative and interesting regarding the ruins. It is best appreciated at dusk, because the desert sunsets are amazing. Caution to keep your pets leashed and kids nearby in reptile seasons due to a heavy rattlesnake population.

walking
4 months ago

Enjoyable and Quiet

hiking
8 months ago

Easy trail.

hiking
11 months ago

Very interesting site with an easy trail to explore the ruins. Plenty of Cottonwoods by the river to break up the desert mountains.

walking
4 months ago

7 months ago