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

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hiking
1 month ago

This is a great trail for winter hiking! Some sections of the trail had patches of packed snow, and there were many areas of mud to avoid. However, that is to be expected and is worth it in order to enjoy a hike in December. The views of the Carson Range were spectacular. I cannot agree with the rating of moderate for this trail, as there is not a single strenuous or technical stretch. We did it today with my four year old who did not require any help from the adults in our group. Looking forward to doing this one again!

Directions here are horrible. Either start out at juniper road or the other side of the public lands. I'll put more information below. A SUV can drive most of this but would be slow going. If you come in from the other side, much better road. Lots of trails to explore, only did the main one. There are nice views but not a specific one as the goal of the trip. This road connects you to other roads.


Entry 1

Juniper road, cross of Juniper road, near Barker court. Down the street from Carlson Drive and Windmill. Google maps had me go through someone's property but there wasn't a no trespassing sign, just house numbers. Instead, stay on Jacobson from Fish Springs, turn left on Windmill, then left on Juniper. Juniper turns into dirt. Stay on the dirt road. In a couple minutes, you'll see an area on the left to park, or you can keep going, stay right, to a multiple trail intersection and park there.

It looks like there are multiple entry points in the area to the public land in the area.


Entry 2

Haven't gone this way yet. E. valley road intersects with Stockyard Rd. Stockyard road seems to be the main road that is Sunrise Pass.

Perfect moderate ride on a narrow trail, no injuries.

trail running
7 months ago

I’ve been on this trail twice and enjoyed it both times. The grade isn’t too steep, so you get some gradual, steady ups, then a nice break on a downhill stretch. Trail is pretty well-maintained, good for running. My dog has a blast, too! Beautiful views! You just have to be aware that motorized vehicles cross the trail in a few places, but the xings are well-marked, and I only saw one motor bike total for both trips. In the summer it probably gets pretty hot since there is minimal if any tree cover. So far, I’ve only been in the spring with temps in the 70s.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice views of the valleys, very well maintained, well marked with some interesting rock formations. There’s a ditch that’s mostly filled in and looks like it’s possibly an old mine shaft. Easy hike, not too tough at all.

11 months ago

Great trail to bike or hike for beginners. We took the bikes and finished in 45 minutes. We considered doing the loop at the top a few times, but the sun was setting. I wish we did. From the loop to the beginning of trail too only 8 minutes to descend, with 2 stops.

off road driving
Monday, January 15, 2018

hard to find, but once on the road it was easy to navigate. several places to pull out and do some 4wheeling. the road has some good hills to climb--especially if driving from the Eastern side of sunrise pass. a couple of good mud stretches, and a bit of ice. we drove in January, but it has been a fairly dry year. light traffic--mainly motorcycle and atv.

hiking
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Difficulty level is between easy and moderate. Minimal climbing but 5 miles. A lot of winding around a fairly small hilly terrain area. Nicer for mtn biking than hiking in our opinion. You could gather pine nuts in early Sept. Nice views of Carson valley.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Great trail! Some technical sections, but all in all, a fun loop!

mountain biking
Friday, May 19, 2017

This is a great year around trail as it gets much less snow than the nearby Carson Range. The trail is suitable for running, hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian use. Easy to reach by heading east on Pine Nut Road 2 from the town of Gardnerville, NV. Well marked parking area suitable for horse trailers is maintained by the BLM. While this is a non-motorized trail there are many nearby OHV trails in the general area. This trail was constructed by and is maintained by the Carson Valley Trails Association (www.carsonvalleytrails.org).

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