Washoe Vista Forest Road

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Washoe Vista Forest Road is a 9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Washoe Valley, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1738 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

Trail begins with a sign indicating that it is closed to motorized vehicles but foot traffic welcome.This hike offers nice views of Slide mountain, Washoe valley, Washoe lake, the Virginia range and Sierra Nevada mountains. Road ends at a junction with Country Road 12 that leads to Mt Rose Highway.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice long forest road/trail with views of Washoe lake, Slide Mountain, Virginia range, and Mt Rose. Nice steady gain in elevation and pristine litter free forest. Trail ends at Country Road 12. It has some wild flowers and wild life as well but the main attraction is several gorgeous vistas of Washoe lake and Valley. Only saw one other person the whole day.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago