Hunter Creek Trail

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Hunter Creek Trail is a 5.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Reno, Nevada that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1200 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

no shade

Directions from Reno: 80 East to McCarran North Exit, go south on McCarran Blvd and make a right on Mayberrry Rd., Turn left on Plateau Rd., Turn right on Woodchuck Dr. and follow it until it dead ends at the trailhead.

hiking
12 days ago

Definitely worth the hike when you see the waterfall ! Beautiful and scenic.

15 days ago

It was beautiful

21 days ago

Gorgeous hike, a good portion of it in the sun, even during the winter months it got a little warm. Muddy at this time of the year for stretches, not more than 1/2 mile or so. The waterfall at the end is worth it...sort of frozen over in the winter. Didn’t find the “bridge” the first time through, but built up logs made it fairly easy to cross

hiking
1 month ago

Little muddy today, but always an amazing hike :)
As others have mentioned, there is a bridge so you don't have to cross the very first creek. Take the higher trail to your left and follow it in for a ways, until you see a small white silo on your right. There is a metal grate bridge right there!

1 month ago

I went back to try the trail again and managed to find the bridge. Take the very narrow steep trail that goes up to the left and follow it along the creek until you find a metal bridge that crosses over it. It will be on your right a ways up the creek. Once you cross the creek, which is flowing very heavily right now, it’s an absolutely gorgeous hike

1 month ago

really beautiful scenery. the waterfall is amazing

1 month ago

Really nice trail to jog & hike. Very muddy at the moment but worth it at the end. Hike takes about 3 hrs round trip.

1 month ago

It was worth a mile of mud trail in January! Beautiful in the winter!

1 month ago

beautiful During winter!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. The trail was pretty muddy for the first couple miles but cleared up as I got higher.

hiking
1 month ago

Most the hike is dessert, highly trafficked, waterfall is alright, The only perk is that it is close to Reno.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! Cool waterfall frozen over or flowing in summer fall.

hiking
1 month ago

After my third time on this trail, it's unfortunately been consistently bad for dog crap on and next to the trails. Almost every group we saw going up had a dog, and I'm afraid ALOT of them do not do the courteous and correct thing and pick up after it. That was probably my last time taking anyone up there. Its downright embarrassing.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail and by the looks of it pretty popular even in winter

1 month ago

Great trail!!

hiking
2 months ago

The trail is still clear of snow up until the last .5 mile. From there on to the fall, it's a thinly packed layer of snow, but nothing remotely difficult. There's a bridge .40 mile from the trailhead that you can cross if you take the small single track on the left side from the trailhead. After 2pm, bring gloves and a jacket because the temperature will dip hard once the sun leaves the canyon.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail looks awesome however when I tried to go today, the creek was rushing way too hard and too wide to cross. There were planks and rocks that made somewhat of a bridge but it was so icy we couldn’t get across. It’s a bummer because I was excited to go on this one. I will try again in the summer

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike just got done with it earlier today, the waterfall is amazing during this time of year, definitely coming back in summer, there is snow and its cold

2 months ago

Good hike. Icy crossing at the first creek in the morning. Waterfall was covered in icicles and really cool!

hiking
2 months ago

Trail was a little muddy but in overall great shape. Beautiful day for a quick out and back hike.

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