Galena Creek to Church's Pond

MODERATE 18 reviews

Galena Creek to Church's Pond is a 7.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Washoe Valley, Nevada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2201 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

hiking
5 days ago

Hiked this trail on 5/9/17.... was clear and dry all the way over the top to Church’s Pond.... a little snow patches and mud on Pond side but still passable ... beautiful hike!! Other than the unleashed dog that nipped the back of leg on the way up, (thank God for thick wool socks , it didn’t break the skin), it was a great out and back hike!!

hiking
24 days ago

Fantastic trail. However, it should probably be labeled Hard due to the 2-mile steep climb up Jones Creek. The trail becomes a little easier once you hit the switchbacks. The views are incredible. Will definitely hike this one again.

28 days ago

Super pretty. There is still snow from the Jones creek/Church's pond marker. as long as you are careful
( it is pretty slick) it is totally worth it to go all the way to the pond. ⛰

hiking
2 months ago

My dog and I enjoyed the trail all to ourselves in the storm. Hiked to Churchs Pond and back.

hiking
3 months ago

2/3/18 - This was a great hike. All uphill to Church’s Pond, and for the most part pretty dry, but it did get muddy/icy at the crest en route to the pond, which is frozen over. Downhill the whole way back. Beautiful views. Highly recommended and I will be doing it again soon as long as it continues to stay warm/dry.

hiking
4 months ago

Not much snow on the trail until you get to the crest. From there to the pond there's a good bit of snow. The trail is pretty crusted, so no need for snow shoes.

5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail with a lovely pond at the top.

Great hike. Start to finish was 3 hours. The pond has water and snow on the bank. Fall colors are just starting. Enjoyed the mountain with a lot of
Other hikers.

hiking
7 months ago

Perfect time of the year hike! Pleasant temperature, a few people, and the beginning of fall colors. The trail was a little bit steeper than I expected. My Fitbit said about 10 miles round trip, it took us roughly 4.5 hours.

hiking
8 months ago

Over the last few months, I've done this hike probably about 10 times. It is one of my go-to hikes when I want something quick that still has a bit of challenge. The way up is pretty steep, but is doable with the switchbacks. Excellent views from the top. The pond is always nice, but limited shade. The trail can be quite crowded on the weekends, so plan accordingly.

7 months ago

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