Lower Galena Creek Trail

MODERATE 80 reviews

Lower Galena Creek Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Reno, Nevada that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
784 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

hiking
6 days ago

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mountain biking
8 days ago

mountain biking
16 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

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.

22 days ago

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.

mountain biking
23 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

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
28 days ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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

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trail running
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