Thomas Creek to Dry Pond is a 5.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Washoe Valley, Nevada that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

Length5.2 miElevation gain1,040 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Shayna Malina
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This trail is an awesome and easy day hike trail for the whole family. We started from the Thomas Creek Trail head at around 12:30 and made our way to Dry Pond and then looped around to Whites Creek! It wasn't as heavily trafficked as I thought it was going to be which is great! Very nice shade cover for those hot summer days, today was a high of 68° and sunny, so it was perfect the whole way! In some spots the snow hasn't melted all the way but those spots were short and easy to maneuver through! There is one fairly long stretch while going up to Dry Pond that the snow has melted and it makes for a very muddy/messy walk way! Snow/waterproof shoes aren't really needed but your tennies will get dirty! The best part about this hike is that you follow the Creek all the way up and all the way down, the only time you're not near the water is when you're crossing over from Thomas Creek to Whites Creek and passing Dry Pond! Also a very dog-friendly trail! Lots of fun and pretty scenery!

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Smijin K Soman
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Great hike. Lots of ice. Crampons and poles recommend.

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Ron Strother
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Aarran Shaw
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Great loop, beautiful views! Definitely do not come up the Thomas Creek side, it is lethally slippery.

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Abigail Catsam
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Beautiful trail! Still very snowy on most parts, recommend spikes but no need for snowshoes. Also better to do the hike counter clockwise so you go up the snowy parts and down the dry parts.

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Gabriel Yi
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Rob De Haan
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Nathaniel Turner
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Julie Mater
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We had a hilarious day slip sliding our way up and down this trail. Very icy. Avoid for now. I truly can’t believe one of us didn’t break something. Thanks KW. I wish I could upload the video.

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Cheri P
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Randy Paddock
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Very nice. One side of the mountain a bit of snow. One side sloppy mud. Very fun.

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Marley Peros
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The trail was nice and crisp. Layer up it’s a bit cold but pretty good all around. Snowball over trail.

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Jason Miller
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Overall good hike. Icy during certain parts - micro spikes recommended. Some decent views but nothing spectacular.

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Nicole Dupree
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Nice! Icey on the back side but dirt from MTB was helpful.

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Matt Oswalt
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Nice trail. Have completed a few times. Little bit of snow pack on the back side, but boots are more than capable.

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Beau Moore
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Shawn Hansen
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Excellent cool weather hike. Snow packed the mile before Dry Pond on the outbound portion as of 11/28/20.

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Roger Cosseboom
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Gorgeous hike with groves of birch trees and minimal snow. A bit chillier near the (icy) creek bed, as you'd expect. Stay on the trail side (vs. the dirt road) side to encounter fewer mountain bikers.

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Rich Hunt
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Great!

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Nathaniel Turner
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sa misiura
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Michelle John
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Nice trail. Dusty but beautiful.

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Paul Remmenga
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Derek Friend
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DOUGLAS Stevens
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wonderfull fall colors

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Shaune Wallace
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Sharon Vincello
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Jordan Lewis
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