Water Canyon Mine Trail

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Winnemucca, Nevada

Water Canyon Mine Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Winnemucca, Nevada that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,614 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash


nature trips


bird watching


Mon Sep 03 2018

We were the only ones on the trail, thankfully, because it was such a steep climb we had to keep stopping for breaks. The top of the climb was a little disappointing b/c it stopped on a ridge line and not at the peak. Well, we went off the trail and climbed through a lot of sage brush to reach the peak. Coming down was a whole lot harder :) I propose we construct a zip line. I wouldn’t argue if you made this hike *Hard*.

Sun Jul 15 2018

We had this trail completely to ourselves (except for the grasshopper/crickets). It was all up on the way out with some significant grade incline. We had our dogs and they enjoyed the few creek crossings to get a drink and cool their feet. Trail was well-marked. We gave this 4 stars because it was difficult walking on the loose gravel at the significant grade. Did see one snake on the path near the top.

5 months ago

8 months ago

Mon Oct 12 2015