Grimes Point Archaeological Area Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews
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Grimes Point Archaeological Area Trail is a 1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fallon, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.0 miles
183 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers



21 days ago

27 days ago

very relaxing, nice hills, decent amount of difficulty without wearing you down. my dog loves it. we've been out 3 times, taking different paths each time. my 2 year old son is also able to walk some parts of the path. But mind your step if taking little ones or clumsy (like me), it's easy to hurt an ankle out there.

1 month ago

Very interesting Petroglyphs and you can see the remnants of the Lahontan shoreline on the hills.

2 months ago

4 months ago

Nice short track. We started up at the northern parking area where the hidden cave track begins and turned this into a 3mi scramble. Opting for summit crests to maximize elevation changes.

Our dogs were offleash like every other dog out there. My hiking partner's heavier dog did split a paw pad, it is certainly rocky and I would advise you take that into consideration before taking your fur-family members out there.

Most recent photos in the gallery (as of 20FEB) show views and conditions as of 18FEB.

trail running
10 months ago

11 months ago

In Fallon for work and this trail is just what I needed to get away and enjoy nature. Started at the main entrance but veered to the right to follow the other trail. It's about 1.5 miles mostly uphill. It's gradual and would be moderate walking but difficult running which is what I was attempting to do. The trails takes you to the top of some peaks that overlook NAS Fallon and you get so see the jets takeoff and land. Continue to follow the trail and it's about .5 miles downhill to the hidden cave. From the cave, I took to dirt road back home for 5 miles total loop. Bring a camelback!

Saturday, March 05, 2016

The trail is kind of hard to see in the beginning but very easy to spot where you came from. Ended up taking the long route and starting from the main entrance of trail and coming out next to the hidden cave. It's a nice spot and has a nice bench at the end for you to sit and look out on the dried lake bed. The hike was in estimation would be close to 7 miles. But very nice and the dogs had a great time.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

I like this trail. I went there last weekend and this morning and going there again in 3 days. lol
it's close to where I live and quiet, gives my 2 dogs and myself a good exercise! I also like the view it's something new and almost breath taking to me since I grow up in Tokyo. I haven't tried the hidden cave area yet but definitely will! 家の近所なので、犬の散歩兼エクササイズでよく行きます。盆地の中のトレイルを登り切ると荒野が見渡せます。私のような初心者向けです!

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Amazing petroglyphs and it's an important cultural spot for the Paiute Indians of Nevada. It's a simple interpretive trail and the hike is easy. if you appreciate rock art it's hard to beat this site in both ease of access and in quality of petroglyphs.

Friday, August 02, 2013

Stopped here in 2006. Interesting place. It's kind of surreal to imagine ancient man living here when you have navy jets flying overhead. It's right across from the navy flight school.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Awesome place if you go to the hidden cave area. Lots of tufa overhangs to check out.

nature trips
Friday, July 08, 2011

Nice petrogliphs, hike to the top of the mountain for some nice views. Little wildlife to be seen, can be very hot is summer, take precautions. nice stop to stretch legs, other that that, no reason to stop if you have seen other archaelogical areas in Nevada. This one is easy to find, thats about all.