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 is primarily used for hiking, horses, and snowshoeing and is best used from April until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
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.
The hike is rather residential for a while, but very pretty still. Most of it is along the creek, but at one point it reaches a fork. I didn't use the tracker, so I didn't know which way to go, but I stuck right in the direction of the creek. Once I reached the fork, I didn't pass any people. It was very nice and peaceful. My dog loved playing in the creek. Most of it is shaded, so that's nice for a late start to the hike and it's very flat most of the way. Very small inclines.
It was very nice and peaceful. My kids had lots of fun exploring.
Very nice trail. Trail runs along nice stream . Very scenic with lots of shade. Great beginner trail that's family friendly .