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Galena Creek Trail

moderate(283)
Reno, Nevada

Galena Creek Trail is a 4.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Reno, Nevada that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking, trail running, and mountain biking and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.7 miles Elevation Gain: 774 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

mountain biking

walking

running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

rocky

snow

This trail starts in the Phillip & Annie Callahan Park and continues west through a neighborhood and a golf course. It is more of a walk than a hike. If hikers continue west, they will come across all the trails in the Mount Rose Wilderness and the Galena Creek Recreation Area Trail System. Although the trail is public, the trail travels close to private property - please be respectful and stay on the trail.

hiking
muddy
snow
7 hours ago

This was a great trail! I went last weekend and there was mainly just mud with just a couple inches of snow once you were 3/4 of the way up. Beautiful hike!

hiking
muddy
snow
29 days ago

got off track near the end.

walking
2 months ago

Lulu,my pup, and I went to check this place out. The creek is gorgeous! Pretty bridges to walk across. Trail meanders alongside ginormous private homes. I fell 3x from slipping on ice. Some spots melted into ice then had snow on top. While we didn't finish the whole route, doggo and I enjoyed our walk in nature. Super looking forward to going again during spring!

icy
snow
2 months ago

Pretty walk along the creek and past homes. Very icy and shady this time of year! I couldn't finish the whole route because it took so long to traverse the ice. Easy parking and several dogs along the route.

hiking
5 months ago

Very shaded, so very cold this time of year! Dogs loved the creek you follow the entire way. Ran into lots of off leash dogs FYI.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful hike with lots of fall colors! Follows the stream the whole way and found lots of spots to stop and sit. Starts off along some houses but once you’re in a bit there’s none along the trail. Definitely recommend!

hiking
5 months ago

Fall is in its full glory! So beautiful.

hiking
7 months ago

Simple, easy walk more than hike. Very pretty with different elements .

hiking
7 months ago

Nice walk with a lot of shade and streams. Slight elevation felt good.

hiking
7 months ago

near homes and not so private but beautiful

hiking
8 months ago

as others have said, a beautiful walk. lots of dogs but all friendly. mostly unleashed. a cyclist or two and one not alert.

hiking
8 months ago

BEAUTIFUL!

hiking
8 months ago

More like a pleasant walk than hike but still good. If you have a dog be sure to watch for rapid water and the vortexes it engenders if it goes in. It took three of us to pull a big dog out of one. We found that a big hairy dog is hard to move anywhere. It was a beautiful day and the cold water felt good on my feet. Have fun!

hiking
8 months ago

Lots of dogs off leash but still quiet peaceful trail

hiking
8 months ago

Nice walk (I hesitate to call it a hike) through shaded area along the creek. Yes it borders private property and it feels like you are strolling through backyards in Montreaux but it is a nice trail.

hiking
9 months ago

Easy walk with shade.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful hike along the stream with my sis!

10 months ago

great easy trail . took the dogs. goes through a lot of expensive looking back yards.

10 months ago

Great walk!... I like to keep my pup leashed on well traveled paths out of respect for other hikers and dogs. I wish people did the same. I don't like off leash dogs running up on my dog and myself... It creates an uncomfortable situation.... So please be respectful of others.

hiking
11 months ago

Easy to get to trailhead, well maintained scenic trail entangled along the Galena Creek, nestled up a ravine up the hillside. Well traveled by hikers, bikers and pets. Best time is April-May, when stream is running high from snow melt.

hiking
11 months ago

Really fun walk. First half mile or so is along the edge of property lines, but it becomes more rural feeling in the last half. I loved that you could hear the creek and smell the pine trees throughout. The last creek crossing is pretty tricky; I attempted but didn’t have the right gear to complete. It’s basically a downed log bridge, but it’s at a pretty steep angle. On the whole, a beautiful walk on a lovely day!

hiking
11 months ago

Easy , great trail for families. Lots of dogs.

hiking
snow
11 months ago

I love the trail that runs through Galena Creek. It’s not hard, there is easy parking to access, and it’s a great trail to bring dogs along. There is a creek that runs through it, and it’s beautiful in the summer. However, many people do not have pet etiquette on this trail- please leash your dogs when you see other hikers coming your way.

hiking
muddy
11 months ago

Mon Dec 10 2018

trail is picturesque in the snow. snow is hard packed on trail.

walking
Sat Oct 13 2018

Great suburban walking/bike trail. Pretty fall colors.

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