Lower Whites Creek Trail

MODERATE 13 reviews
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Lower Whites Creek Trail is a 6.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Reno, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

6.9 miles
958 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


horseback riding


wild flowers


mountain biking
24 days ago

I like this trail for mountain biking but two challenges exist right now as of May 2017. The "lower-lower" section by whites creek park is really washed away by flooding. You actually will have to walk through a deep rut for about 50 yards right after leaving the park going uphill - but then it gets better. Secondly, about 3 miles up track you hit a construction zone where the trail is closed for construction of a housing development bridge. The detour is not well marked and takes you on construction streets. Keep a sharp eye out to get back on the trail asap.

1 month ago

2 months ago

Very pretty in early spring. Creek was rushing birds were singing. There was a sign indicating closure for flood damage but it was minimal and still very passable.

trail running
3 months ago

11 months ago

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Don't waste your time. Not scenic,no shade and not worth the trip.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Great! My four year old walked the whole thing. It was actually 4.3 miles exactly so longer than we expected but still great, even in the snow!

Friday, September 18, 2015

I enjoy going to Galena Creek Park. it is on the southside part of Reno and ton the way to Mount Rose, a popular ski resort. There are numerous trails that start from the Visitor's Center. The Thomas Creek Trail and Whites Creek Trail are both very scenic and are adjacent to The Wildlife Wilderness Area. The directions to the park are: Take Highway 580 north (or south) to Mount Rose Highway towards Lake Tahoe. You can only go westward from 580. There are several exits into the Park. The Visitor center is the first exit, on your left (traveling westbound). Enjoy picnics, hiking and fishing. There is a stocked pond where you can fish for trout. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

trail running
Sunday, October 19, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

If you combine this with other trails in the area it is worth it. The smaller trails alone are too short and quick. You need more time to enjoy the surroundings.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Follows Whites Creek from Thomas Creek Road to Timberline Road. Lower third is rocky, middle is sandy. Middle runs through an area being developed for housing