Spooner Lake Trail

EASY 124 reviews

Spooner Lake Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Glenbrook, Nevada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
124 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

skiing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

7 days ago

Nice, easy ride:)
Great for all ages.

24 days ago

Great trail to get back into the great outdoors for this new mom. No strenuous elevation changes, and great scenery.

24 days ago

Perfect trail for kids and dogs!!

4 months ago

Nice easy hike. It was a bit muddy in places but that's part of the experience of hiking. Can wait to come back in the summer and ride it on the bike.

hiking
5 months ago

Great little trail around spooner lake. Easy hike, may be muddy in certain areas at times. Only downside is some dog poop or trash left by inconsiderate visitors.

walking
5 months ago

Great easy trail for young kids. both shaded and non. Restrooms by the parkinglot (there is a day fee) with easy parking. little lake was beautiful and very peaceful. lots of birds, open grass and great wooded area. we only saw one other group there around 10am on a Sunday. Great for photos. Will do it again.

snowshoeing
5 months ago

Great place to take the little ones and introduce them to snowshoeing. Easy terrain and simple to follow.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice trail for a family. Easy for kids with lots to look at along the way.

8 months ago

It's a flat trail around a small lake. Good for an easy outing but not spectacular. well maintained dirt trail.

8 months ago

Beautiful first hike, the water smelled sweet, the forest flow was warm and piney, and the birch trees sang their song...

8 months ago

Nice trail around a beautiful lake. Only drawback is highway noise.

hiking
8 months ago

I hiked this trail on 09/19/17 with my wife. The trail is a lovely 2.1 mile round trip "walk" around a beautiful partially man made alpine lake. Scenic beautiful views of both the lake and forest that includes many "weeping" aspen, from the beginning to the end of the hike. Unlike a hike in the deep woods where there is limited sunlight, this trail provides plenty of light as you never venture far from the lakeshore. We were there too early in the autumn season to see much color other than a peek of yellow here and there. Interesting it was snowing a few days later at Spooner Lake. The negatives of this hike is that beside being a short hike it also very level, thus not much of a workout. An earlier review suggested do immediately do the hike again. We did not but it is an excellent suggestion. Another negative is that at certain points on the trail you can hear traffic noise from the nearby highway. I would like to mention on the positive side that the state parks of Nevada (of course including this one) are extremely well maintained. This includes the roadways, parking lots, trails, informative signage, and restrooms. Thank-you Nevada!

hiking
8 months ago

Easy hike. Very pretty. Make sure to check out the grinding stones from the Washo Indians at the north end of the lake. Nice interpretive signs along the way.

9 months ago

Great trail. Does cost 10 dollars to enter.

9 months ago

Awesome trail. Great for kids and dogs. Easy to navigate and interesting facts to read along the trail.

hiking
9 months ago

This is a very easy trail and has plenty of benches along the trail to sit and take in the view. You will pass through aspen, fir and pine groves with alpine meadows and wetlands. There is a lot of variety in a very small area on this hike. The trail had quite a few groups on it when we went on 9/2, but we never felt crowded or like people were on our heels.
Great hike for older or younger folks, or for out of town guests.

10 months ago

Great for the family. Lots of shade and Places to sit with a view.

11 months ago

Beautiful trail around lake: wildflowers, shade, lovely. $10 to get in but trail well-maintained with water and restrooms.

hiking
11 months ago

I love taking our twin 9 year old boys here. The loop is only a couple miles and shaded most the way.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Nice hike. Shady.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Easy but beautiful hike. Kid friendly

hiking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Easy hike, but beautiful range of pine, aspen, and some rockier, sandy areas. I walked around twice. Great departing location for some longer hikes as well.

hiking
Friday, June 09, 2017

Great little family hike. Easy enough for kids 3 years and older. Also connects to longer hikes if you're feeling adventurous.

walking
Friday, April 28, 2017

Relaxing nature walk near Tahoe. Drive up from Carson on 50 is also beautiful and drops right near Spooner.

hiking
Monday, November 14, 2016

Great for kids of all ages. Very serene. We were able to push our disabled daughter in her wheelchair along this path.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

easy loop trail around Spooner Lake

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

Pretty trail with the leaves yellow. Steepest climb is to and from parking off of Hwy 50, otherwise around the lake is mostly level. Got a little muddy from melting snow that is recent.

walking
Saturday, September 17, 2016

One of the earlier reviews mentioned this trail was accessible by wheelchairs or strollers. I took that to mean that motorized scooters would also be accessible, and that is not really the case. It IS a nice little, easy trail around the lake, and very enjoyable. But there were four different places my Dad had to get off the scooter and I had to CARRY the thing over some rocks and roots. This would have been no problem if there was someone else with me to help, but doing it by myself was a pain. It also helped that my Dad had enough mobility to get past these obstacles himself, but just barely. Again, a nice hike, nice view, a pleasant way to spend an hour, and easy, but be aware that it is not scooter (or wheelchair) accessible.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Family hiking spot. Makes us very happy people

hiking
Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Nice Flat hike with beautiful views and meadows. Some nice memorial benches along the way.

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