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Best trails in Carson City

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Looking for a great trail near Carson City, Nevada? AllTrails has 32 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around D. L. Bliss State Park or Van Sickle Bi-State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Spooner Lake Management Area or Tahoe Donner Trail System. Ready for some activity? There are 21 moderate trails in Carson City ranging from 0.6 to 18.7 miles and from 4,642 to 8,008 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Carson City
Top trails (32)
#1 - Marlette Lake from Chimney Beach
Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 36 m
As of May 2020, the parking lot is currently closed. There are parking spots along the road for visitors to use.Show more
#2 - Chimney Beach Trail
Toiyabe National Forest
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
Chimney Beach Trail is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Carson City, Nevada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, Show more
#3 - Secret Harbor / Whale Beach
Toiyabe National Forest
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 47 m
Secret Harbor / Whale Beach is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Carson City, Nevada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more
#4 - Secret Cove Beach
Carson City, Nevada
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 22 m
Secret Cove Beach is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Carson City, Nevada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkingShow more
#5 - Kings Canyon Waterfall
Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 20 m
Kings Canyon Waterfall is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Carson City, Nevada that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more
#6 - Waterfall Trail and North Kings Loop
Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
Short hike to falls then loop up and around. Fun!Show more
#7 - Hobart Creek Reservoir Trail (via Carson City)
Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park
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Length: 9.9 mi • Est. 5 h 43 m
Hobart Creek Reservoir Trail (via Carson City) is a 9.9 mile out and back trail located near Carson City, Nevada that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The traiShow more
#8 - Kings Canyon Upper Waterfall Loop
Carson City, Nevada
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
Kings Canyon Upper Waterfall Loop is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Carson City, Nevada that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
#9 - Pasture River - Mexican Ditch Loop Trail
Carson River Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
Please note: Mexican Ditch is closed until December, due to work being done on the trail. Please refer to the park page for updates.Show more
#10 - Ash Canyon to Kings Canyon Trail
Toiyabe National Forest
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Length: 13.4 mi • Est. 6 h 48 m
Ash Canyon to Kings Canyon Trail is a 13.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Carson City, Nevada that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of aShow more
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