West Plateau Loop is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Reno, Nevada that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.1 miles
288 feet

dogs on leash


mountain biking

trail running




no shade

15 days ago

Beautiful 3.1 mile hike close in to town. There are so many small trails and offshoots, and no signage: that it was difficult to stay on the official trail without having this app open the whole time to keep us on course. But luckily it’s well within cell range and not a problem.

Views, river and high desert sunshine.
This trail is a picturesque trail, with a good running terrain in the west-Reno foothills of the Sierras.
Park at Mayberry park or near the Patagonia warehouse. Follow west along the river to the crossing bridge.
It took us about 1 hour and 10 minutes., there is one steep spot that lasts for about 10 minutes of walking, then a gradual descent all the way back.
It is an ideal trail to take during late spring or fall.
We hiked this trail on a Saturday morning, looking at the fall colors along the Truckee River.
After you cross the bridge, follow the sign and narrow trail as it goes up a steep grassy ravine. When we topped off, you'll be able to enjoy sweeping views of the city of Reno, and western valleys of the Truckee Meadows, all from atop a grassy plateau.
The trail connects with many other BLM trails you can explore. We took the straightest distance to form a loop. Just stick to the main trail headed northwest towards the river. If some of the other trails confuse you, simply use this AllTrails app to see the main route, or better yet, explore a new area of the plateau. Eventually, the trail comes back down and follows behind a neighborhood. We followed this back to the trail merge at the bridge again.
The West Plateau loop is good trail for early morning or late afternoons, as mid-day, there is too much sun.
Also, there is one creek to cross that only has makeshift boards, but it made the walk interesting.
We will be coming back to watch a sunset over the valley.
- Mike and Angel EarthTrek Gear

4 days ago