Lower Whites Creek Trail [CLOSED]

MODERATE 36 reviews
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Lower Whites Creek Trail [CLOSED] is a 6.7 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.

DISTANCE
6.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
931 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

closed

hiking
4 days ago

Closed. We tried to do it anyway since we drove all the way there, but it's not at all maintained and you can't go more than 1/4 mile in because of the erosion. (Can't say the sign didn't warn us) Hoping this gets fixed.

hiking
27 days ago

Closed due to erosion still

mountain biking
1 month ago

Fast, fun single track with a few surprises. I like to link it coming down off Upper Whites Creek from Galena.

hiking
1 month ago

A good mile of the hike is surrounded by houses, however, once passed, it is a very beautiful trail. You follow the creek the entire time and there are a lot of birds singing. The trail seems to be more for bikes, but it still is a very lovely trail. Bring old shoes because the trail has a lot of sand that will get in them.

2 months ago

Trail temporarily closed because of erosion.

hiking
2 months ago

I'm glad that I chose a day with a wind advisory to hike this trail. With the raging wind, I wasn't able to hear the traffic on the nearby highway. I was still able to hear the river and enjoyed that. Lots of Aspen's growing along the creek. Lots of Private Property signs. Not many large pine trees until the very end. Lots of sagebrush for most of the trail.

backpacking
7 months ago

Pretty

trail running
9 months ago

Great trail running! Narrow track in most places with some rocky sections, smooth dirt, sand, etc. Some beautiful birch tree sections too.

Awesome place to train. Saw 2 mountain bikers which would be fun as well, but lots of blind curves so you'd have to be careful ripping this trail.

mountain biking
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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.

hiking
Sunday, April 16, 2017

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.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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

hiking
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!

hiking
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!

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.

hiking
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

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