Explore the most popular birding trails near Carson City with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice Little hike. My wife and I are in our mid-60's and we walked up to the falls and backtracked to the loop trail. The hike took about 70 minutes. It is worth the trip.

relaxing easy trail by the pastures and river plenty of wildlife viewing

5 days ago

Nice walk , good pictures for adventure album.

13 days ago

Wildflowers out today

Great walk along the shore of Lake Tahoe. Despite there being a lot of people around, we also saw a lot of birds (osprey, common merganser, white-headed woodpecker).

21 days ago

Some of the best hiking In Carson City.
Great 360 views
At least 5 trail heads to start from.
Best in non summer months

Nevada's trails are number one.

Park is still closed for the season as of 4/23 so parking is off road. Directions to the parking lot on this app is slightly short - keep going on 28 another 0.7 mile or so and you’ll see the park entrance on your left. Very nice views from east side of the lake.

A definite must in the early spring snow runoff. Easy access.

Short hike but I like to loop it around and take the old King’s Canyon Rd a bit on foot and then join the main waterfall big loop, turning it into about 5.5 miles. A bit of an incline up the old road and you’ll want to stay alert due to the 4 wheeling but it adds a nice workout to the otherwise short trail. The waterfalls are very nice, just stay out of the water, it’s the water source for Carson.

Nice little trail

We didn’t quite make it to the reservoir as we turned back due to snow a little past the water tanks. The views were beautiful out to the Carson Valley below. It is a steady climb (but I’m 70) and we determined to come back in a few weeks. This would NOT be a good summer hike - I’d drive up a different route. But there is plenty of water for the dogs in a creek most of the way. Can’t wait to try it again in the Spring and Fall and see the lake and fish.

Easiest little trail! Amazing with snow!

I looking at the water fall

Nice easy trail and the dam is picturesque.

Good little hike great views.

Amazing loop trail with great elevation!

Great hike! Pretty steady incline on the way out but great downhill on the way back. Wonderful for dogs. Amazing views of Lake Tahoe! Some icy bits in the middle and we couldn’t get all the way down because the snow was to our news but it was great nonetheless. About 3 hours for 6 Miles

Short and easy hike. Was a beautiful place

Really enjoyed this hike. A good blend of woods and cozy, quiet beaches. The first time we went, no one else was there. The 2nd time, we saw a handful of people. Love the whales at Whale Beach! Note: the stairs getting down to the trail might be a little tricky for some.

3.5-4 hr

6 months ago

The hike to the falls is quite short and very easy. The falls themselves were absolutely beautiful! We spent a long while just hanging out there and admiring it. We were about to head back to the parking lot when we saw an even higher trail so we decided to take it. AMAZING views and lots of fun. It can get a little steep and scary, considering half of the trail is right on the edge of the cliff.... but amazing nonetheless. All in all we were here for about 3 hours

fun trail for dogs! beautiful views of the lake.

I did this trail the last weekend of October. The fall foliage was absolutely beautiful as were the views. The fall temperatures make this hike much more pleasant than in the summer. This is not a trail to do when you are out of shape or feeling less than energetic. No, you can not drive and the label of "Hard" should be noted, as it is.

6 months ago

Local fav

Great hike!

Excellent trail! excellent sunrises!

love this walk on a summer morning! Wear your bug spray! Watch for the beavers.... enjoy the sunrise!!

A good workout, along with amazing views.

Excellent hike in the Fall. The trees are changing colors so it's absolutely beautiful! It's quite a climb up, but well worth it. Numerous views of Lake Tahoe along the way. Pack a lunch and enjoy the lake. Total trip around 4 hours.

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