Mustang Ranch Trail

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Mustang Ranch Trail is a 20 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sparks, Nevada that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, road biking, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
20.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
423 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

river

wildlife

9 hours ago

*I"d do it early in the morning if bringing dogs- trail is flat but H O T for dogs in august.
*alongside a river.
* alongside a busy highway.
*alongside a train track- amtrack , and freight.
*we went half way on trail, I guess, and saw a crane and 15 or so mustangs.
* this would be fun on a bike.

1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful!

hiking
4 months ago

Mixed feelings about this trail. It does run parallel to the freeway, so most of the way you are listening to road noise and a few semi's using their Jake Brake. There is a spot about a mile from the trail head that water is over the trail as of the review date. I was able to make it around by contending with a very muddy swamp and a shallower part of the stream.

This trail is through the McCarran Ranch Preserve and is also part of the Tahoe to Pyramid Trail. As such, it is very well marked and for the most part very wide. There are also signs along the way detailing the rerouting of the river and the reason for it.

walking
5 months ago

This walking trail is really great for dogs. It’s flat and wide and no barbed wire fencing to be seen anywhere around it. It definitely gets you away from the sound of traffic and into nature. The trail is no longer flooded and is actually very dry despite the recent rain and snow. I only saw one other gentleman on the trail with his dogs. It does run next to a railroad with active trains for quite a ways. Really awesome walk!

walking
9 months ago

Great place to be alone with nature. Dogs and I loved it. Will be back for sure.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Trail came to an impasse at just under 1 mile due to pond water. Drawbacks: No shade, noisy equipment across the river. Pros: Solitude, the river, pretty mountains.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Trail path was flooded within less of a mile from the start point.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

this trail starts off good until about a mile down the trail disappears into a marshy flooded mess..it seems like it was a great trail..once upon a time.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

this is an awesome trail for a nice flat run and bird watching! I just went on 4/29 and a half mile in its flooded and impassable. I think it will be a long while before this trail is usable again.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

I really liked this hike primarily for the reason that there was no one else in sight when I went with my dog on a Wednesday afternoon, so nice and quiet. I only made it half way since although it's an easy trail it's very long and it'll still wear you out depending on how far you go.

road biking
Friday, July 22, 2016

Not recommended for road bikes! Beautiful trail, not too many people, along the river, well-kept path. But NOT road bike friendly.

walking
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Nice walk. Great for all levels. We only walked for 3 miles but will return soon. Don't recommend you bring little ones since there is not much to do for them (other than walking). Great for doggies. Bring lots of water.

hiking
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Great hike easy flat. Make sure you go under the railroad tracks for parking.
Could see how this would be a good bike trial. Some sandy areas but over all great trail.
Warning coyotes are active around the area be care full with small dogs. Ran into somebody said he say pups.

hiking
Sunday, April 17, 2016

This was a very nice, flat easy 6 mile hike along the Truckee River. We stopped at our 3 mile point and sat under a tree to have lunch and then headed back. Definitely doing this hike again. Looking forward to see everything in full bloom.

mountain biking
Sunday, July 05, 2015

Very nice trail! Loved riding next to the river surrounded by wildlife. This was a very quiet trial. We didn't see any other bikers. 20 miles of trail riding with sand and rocks and twists, this was a challenging but very doable ride!

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

recorded Mustang Ranch Trail

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mountain biking
11 months ago

mountain biking
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hiking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

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Monday, September 05, 2016

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

recorded Start

hiking
Sunday, April 17, 2016

mountain biking
Sunday, April 27, 2014