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Galena Creek Trail

MODERATE 179 reviews

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

trail running

walking

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
13 days 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
18 days ago

Easy walk with shade.

Beautiful hike along the stream with my sis!

2 months ago

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

2 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
2 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
2 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
3 months ago

Easy , great trail for families. Lots of dogs.

hiking
snow
3 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.

7 months ago

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

walking
9 months ago

Great suburban walking/bike trail. Pretty fall colors.

walking
11 months ago

nice. shady. lotsa water for the dogs. easy. pleasant.

walking
Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Great trail. Very beautiful & scenic through most areas. Great for dogs as well.

hiking
Monday, May 28, 2018

very peaceful and Awesome place to hike! I love it

hiking
Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Extremely manicured and well trafficked hike. Walks along a neighborhood/golf course and ends at a highway. Much better hikes around.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Truly beautiful and enjoyable! Do this hike at least once a week. My dog loves it

hiking
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

This is a nice hike along a pretty river. The river is very full this time of year, but not over it's banks. Walking the river on this side of the highway does indeed make you appreciate the lack of houses on the other side. There are Aspen's growing along the river for most of the trails length. I'm sure it's very pretty in the fall. Interesting fallen log bridge at the end of the trail. Not much past that, but fun to climb the natural bridge.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Is this a hike? No. Is it a beautiful walking trail through the backyards of Alpine mansions with an awesome view of the mountains? Yes. Good for dogs, not too much snow considering the trails at higher elevations are covered right now. Really beautiful suburban walk.

hiking
Thursday, December 28, 2017

It was a nice walk, but is far from a “moderate” hike. There was very little incline, and for the entirety of the “hike” you find yourself looking directly into someone’s backyard, or back door. All that aside the river was beautiful and there were some great views, however if you’re looking for a hike I don’t recommend this trail.

hiking
Thursday, December 14, 2017

hiking
Friday, October 20, 2017

hiking
Friday, August 04, 2017

This trail was nice quiet and cool. very few people. Saw a few deer. The biggest problem I noticed was tbe dog feces along the trail. There were plenty of bags at the trail head, I guess some just don't care.

Monday, July 31, 2017

This trail was our first choice for getting back into hiking this year and it was a good choice. It is about 2/3 shaded and well marked and maintained. This trail goes along side beautiful Galena creek and gorgeous multimillion dollar homes and was very manageable for me and my older lab who are not in optimal shape. The only downside was when we stopped for a few minutes alongside the creek, my adult son picked up a tick along the way.

hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Very mellow and enjoyable trail. Heavy on dog traffic. Most not on a leash. Not a bad thing just be aware of you are brining pets. The creek was very high, could be seen or heard the entire time. Durning the heavy residential area, keep an eye out for the biggest pine trees I have ever seen. Will do again in the future. Only thing that could have been better would be to have been a little bit more off the beaten path.

hiking
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Beautiful hike shaded most of the way. Bring mosquito repellent we got a few bites.

hiking
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The trail is pretty residential but the stream is wonderful. Keep going it gets better The farther you go.

Monday, June 19, 2017

It was a great trail. We were warned by some people walking out that they saw a bear. Just keep a look out. We did not see it.

hiking
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Good trail with a nice creek and and Aspen groves near the end at Mt Rose Highway. A lot of housing around the trail is a downside. Would be a blast on a bike.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

love it. great for a good morning walk.

hiking
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tried to complete this, this last weekend (25-26FEB) . It def still covered in snow. The first 1.5 miles is low enought to stomp through but is currently under 3+ feet of snow near the top 1/3 of the trail. The creek is quite beautiful right now. It's going to be a mini white water rapids in the spring. Going to hike it through to upper Galena once it thaws.

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