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Hunter Creek Trail is a 6.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Reno, Nevada that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 6.4 mi Elevation gain 1,240 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Kid friendly Hiking Forest River Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky
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Situated just outside Reno, this is a popular destination for hiking and trail running. At the end of this beautiful route is a 30-foot waterfall. The trail is well-marked and good for the whole family. At the trailhead visitors will find a parking area and restrooms. Make sure to bring sunscreen and enough water on a hot day.

Parking and Restrooms at the trail head.

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.

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Jason Mead
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Great hike! Not much sun later in the day, so dress warm.

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Mallika Ranjan
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Snow and muddy but no micro spikes or traction needed. Waterfall is partially frozen and beautiful

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Christina D
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Jeff Scott
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Ryan Spreeman
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Kristin Montalvo
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I enjoyed this trail. The views are beautiful and it’s a pretty easy trek. I’ll be back... it as extra beautiful with the snow at the falls..

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Peter Fearing
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Matthew Yelle
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Patrick Gilliland
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Natasha Solsaa
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Beautiful hike! Lots of people on a Wednesday afternoon but not too many to be annoyed. You basically hike on a ridge majority of the time. It did not feel like 1200+ feet elevation to be honest! A bit chilly as you get closer to the waterfall but definitely worth it so bring a jacket! Enjoy

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Leslie Workman
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Beautiful! We went early so we’d be in the shade in the first section. Three very rocky sections near the beginning made me glad I wore sturdy hiking boots. Some parts of the trail are very narrow, but it widens out as you get higher into the woods. Loved the sound of the rushing water! At the top, part of the falls was frozen! Very beautiful. Climb over a log to cross the creek to get a better picture. Enjoy!!

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Alan Salter
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Kathy Brown
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Trail was great. Just needed restroom attention. At 9:30am women’s restroom toilet was full of toilet paper.

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Ray Del Real
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hike was awesome

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Quintin van Huyssteen
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Steve Rohwer
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Great trail. It’s all uphill but gradual, so pretty easy. Near end of first mile you’ll traverse 3-4 large rockslides, maybe 100’ across. Footing isn’t bad though. Did the whole thing in walking/running shoes. You won’t need hiking poles. First 2.5 miles in full sun last 3/4 mile is in a forest with filtered light. Plenty of places to stop along the way to enjoy a drink or snack and soak in nature. Bring a light jacket in early Spring or Fall or late in day as the breeze can come up the canyon at anytime. On a Tuesday I encountered about 15-20 people total. Great way to spend 2.5 hours of your day.

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Tylar Ramage
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Great!

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Paul Remmenga
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Nice and easy. Biggest challenge was finding parking on a Saturday. Lots of people out. Favorite part was the big trees the last 1/2 mile.

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Bogdan Gapinski
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katie palani
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Jenny Stiener Melchor
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Hard work pays off in the form of a waterfall!

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Michelle Outland
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Narrow, uphill climbing trail on the side of a steep hillside. Difficult to safely pass other hikers in some areas. Perfect fall hiking weather. Beautiful waterfall with large open area for a picnic.

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Josephine Lane
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Narrow trail most of the way, no shade the first 2/3 of the way, but so worth it when get to the waterfalls.

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Tatianna Petri
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Great Weather! Nobody on the trail at 10am!

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