Upper Thomas Creek Trail is a 14.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Reno, Nevada that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length14.7 miElevation gain3,156 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingHorseback ridingMountain bikingDog friendlyForestRiverViewsWildflowersWildlife
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This route is shared with mountain bikes, so please be cautious if hiking.

Nevada Commission on Tourism, 401 N. Carson Street , Carson City, NV, 89701

Directions from Crystal Bay: Take Highway 431 north to Forest Road 094. Travel along this road west until the trailhead.

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K Wagner
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Snowshoeing

Trail is well broken. Wore snowshoes. might not have needed them but I think it made it a bit easier going.

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Anita Castledine
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Negin Roodsari
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HikingMuddySnow

Such a beautiful hike with lots of snow on the ground. Dog friendly and easy hike to get 4 miles in. We used the trail on the start of our hike, crossed the creek and came down using the fire road. Definitely wear good shoes for snow and traction. Plenty of black ice and slippery parts. My MIL slipped and fell a couple of times due to poor shoe choice.

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Aria Overli
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Chris Bowen
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Hiking

Always a nice trail couldn’t go in far because it’s icy and had the baby.

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Marybeth Mondok
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Mark W
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HikingGreat!

Hiked first 4 miles on 11/28. Left at 10am. A bit tricky crossing the creek at 2.5 miles, but found a way across on the rocks. A couple inches of snow on ground, but other hikers had packed it down. Lower section had quite a few people on our way back down.

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Tania Williams
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Couldn’t cross the creek at m 2.5 - no footprints in snow on other side so only Mt bikes getting across now

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Marybeth Mondok
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Marybeth Mondok
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Andrey Gurevich
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Marybeth Mondok
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Marybeth Mondok
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Elliot Simon
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Jeff Quasney
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Hiking

Fairly empty. Amazing Fall colors higher up. Had a rough fall due to a bike sneaking up on me at the wrong time.

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Teri Prevost-Schlee
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Hiking

well shaded, beautiful along the Creek great for dogs and mountain bikes.

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Toni Gonyea
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Ellie Arrate
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Anita Castledine
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tom green
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Sara Fisher
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Hiking

Beautiful trail, easy on horses and miles of different ways to go.

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Nicko Fusso
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Hiking

Nice trail next to the creek, lots of hiking, dog walking, and bike traffic

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Rachel Willimott
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Jim Anderson
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karla Werning
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Hiking

Nice, popular trail. It would be 5 stats if less used and a loop. There are more hikers in the first 2 miles, and scattered bikers. Enough shade and water in the creek for dogs. We did not go all the way, only 4 miles in, due to time and having a young pup with us.

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Vaneesa Lam
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Crowded after 10am on a Saturday. Horses, bikers, hikers and lots of dogs on the trail today. People are friendly, and the trail along the creek is beautiful and shady...I’ll go earlier in the day and maybe late spring or early summer would be great!

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Valerie Dynda
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Hiking

Short on time but wanted to check this out and get away from any people, so we drove the forest service rd about halfway up the trail and headed along the trail a couple miles. It was so beautiful and peaceful, lots of greenery the whole way! There was absolutely no one else in the back half in the evening so the only thing to hear was the sounds of the creek.

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Sergio Navarro
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I didn’t do the whole 14+miles this time due to time but was a very beautiful and peaceful hike. Wasn’t too crowded.

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Gina DeBono
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Lots of green and lush right now, half shade half sun. Pretty busy

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