Secret Harbor / Whale Beach is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Carson City, Nevada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
337 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

wildlife

22 days ago

Easy trail, quite a few people, but a nice place to watch the sunset.

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful

5 months ago

So beautiful and relatively secluded. Big payoff for a short hike- you can hang out at the beach (or the nude beach over the rocks haha) or climb around the rocks and hang out.

hiking
6 months ago

We arrived at the parking lot around 7pm and walked to the Whales Beach for sunset. The view is awesome!

hiking
7 months ago

Park is still closed for the season as of 4/23 so parking is off road. Directions to the parking lot on this app is slightly short - keep going on 28 another 0.7 mile or so and you’ll see the park entrance on your left. Very nice views from east side of the lake.

11 months ago

Really enjoyed this hike. A good blend of woods and cozy, quiet beaches. The first time we went, no one else was there. The 2nd time, we saw a handful of people. Love the whales at Whale Beach! Note: the stairs getting down to the trail might be a little tricky for some.

hiking
Friday, September 29, 2017

Loved this beach!
Had it all to ourselves! Gorgeous turquoise water.
When the trail crosses the dirt road, it restarts a bit to the left by a big tree.
You can also follow the dirt road to another nice beach about 3/4 mile farther south.

Monday, August 28, 2017

So we were actually looking for the Secret Cove, the nude beach. When you look at the trail map in this app, go along the lake in opposite direction where you see an actual cove on the map. That's the spot. It's gorgeous but it was stupid crowded and had a boat anchored in the center and blasting dumb music. We found our own Little Rock to sit on:)

hiking
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Short hike with amazing beaches waiting. Heavenly

walking
Sunday, June 18, 2017

whoops! didn't know that this was a nudist beach! Had to walk up a bit to get to the next beach cove. Really pretty views! It is Saturday so parking was a bit challenging. Look for the stairs, easier to get to the trail.

hiking
Saturday, June 17, 2017

the trail is amazing! but in the end we were suprised that the secret cove is a nudest beach!!! not that kid friendly.

Friday, May 26, 2017

So gorgeous

hiking
Monday, February 27, 2017

Nice small hike for a great and peaceful spot. try to go before or right after winter so you can have the whole beach for yourself. During summer days the beach a bit popular, so get there early.

Friday, July 08, 2016

Had so much fun! Wasn't really a hike though. It was a little beach with some people there. But the view was amazing.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Fairly secluded

Monday, May 16, 2016

Beautiful, easy hike. Beach is peaceful & clean

cross country skiing
Friday, August 21, 2015

Not a place for children because of nudes

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

weekdays non summer is the best time for these two awesome spots...easy walk down....and back up...can be very busy in July/August and yes usually a few naked people!

hiking
Friday, August 03, 2012

Easy walk down, more of a hike on the way up, save some energy. Beautiful stretch if beaches once you get to the shore. Mainly clothing optional, so be prepared. Warm water & lots of big rocks to jump off.

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