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

trail running
3 days ago

I always enjoy running on this trail when I come to town. It is well maintained and mostly used by bikers.

This trail surprised me. Even though this time of year, all the fauna is brown. I had a really good time seeing all of the birds. a bunch of Wood ducks, a couple of Mallards, a Heron, a Red Tailed Hawk and a few Black Birds. There were prints from several Deer on the trail. I was thankful for the strong breeze that Washoe Valley is known for. Without it the bugs could have been bad even at this time of year.

Really fun trail! Doesn't take too long before the sounds of the freeway are drowned out by the wind through the pine needles, sounds of the creek and the birds singing. Yes, there is a pretty good grade to climb, but you are going from Washoe Valley into the mountains. I didn't make it all the way too the lake, the snow covering the trail was knee high in a few spots and I was uncertain on which way the path went. Had a great time!

Nice trail but difficult to maintain. Several trails branch, sending you in the wrong direction

14 days ago

Beautiful views of the lake! Very easy trail - even in 2 ft. of snow. Recommend for all ages and abilities.

scenic driving
14 days ago

We went up to Upper Lehman Creek as the road past this point was closed. Unfortunately, my recording stopped for the actual road this is for, but I took photos and wanted to share them along the track to get the GPS points. It is nice to see in the winter, but as the road to the top is closed, it will be good to go back in the summer.

nature trips
16 days ago

The idea is nice. There are grass and picnic tables. Bring a covering for the picnic table and watch where you step. There is goose poop EVERYWHERE! I read that they hose off the walkways, but when we visited a year ago, we literally had to hop around the poop. It doesn’t smell good. The peacocks and bunnies are cool though. There are a couple of ponds, but they are greenish and smelly. There is a little area for memorial for people who were murdered. It sounds weird, but that was actually a peaceful place and surprisingly not as much goose poop.

My dog and I enjoyed the trail all to ourselves in the storm. Hiked to Churchs Pond and back.

I chose this trail for my Sunday Morning walk due to the recent snow. Didn't want to chance the mud before going to work. The trail had ice in some of the shaded portions, but with all of the footsteps it was never too slippery. Only a few others out this morning, so it was fairly pleasant.

beautiful. there are a lot of things to explore off trail. just be careful not to disturb the fragile ground.

Awesome! Great trail with some amazing 360 views if you make it to the top!

awesome pics

Easy paved walk. Peaceful watching the water foul.

Paved trail around the Damonte Ranch Wetlands. Saw Ducks, seagulls, a Heron and listened to a flock of Black Birds. No wild Mustangs at this time but looks like they were here recently.

Just follow the trail listed with All Trails and you'll be good. There is a fence blocking the entrance because of the land owner of that small section. However everyone just ignores it and hikes around it. so worth seeing this beautiful rock feature.

Right now (feb 19th) snow shoes are needed from spooner summit down to the lake. Wind blown snow drifts present. Beautiful regardless.

This was my second attempt to get to Rock Lake, but after downloading GPS coordinates, it helped as trail is hard to find after the creek. Hike is very steep going in and we did this on a winter day that turned out to be warm. At almost two miles in, there is a creek crossing and then shortly after, a second one. You will come to a sign showing that Ophir Creek continues on. DO NOT take the trail that goes downhill (this leads into Little Valley and some private property). When you continue on to Ophir Creek trail, it appears the trail stops and you will have to hike up a creek bed. We did this going up. However, there is a trail to the right of the creek, but it is hard to find. Once you go up the creek bed, you will meander through some "bramble" and find the trail again. Eventually, you will come to a couple of signs (one leads you to Upper Price lake and the other to Rock Lake). The trail is downhill from here and there was quite a bit of snow on the trail going in. Once we got to the lake, it was frozen over and we had fun throwing rocks out there to see if it would break. The entire trip (including our 1/2 lunch break at Rock Lake) was about 5 hours.

A park more than anything. Incredible beautiful.

1 month ago

Great scenic diversity, a little crowded but challenging and SO worth it.

Short touristy walk across the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge. Good photo op for Hoover Dam pics.

Great physical climb in the forest and perfect for a quick tough workout getaway and peaceful rest at the top. It took about 4.5 hours pushing through without breaking all the way up, which was tough, and relaxing an hour at the lake. It’s just hard to stack up with Galena, Rose, and the TRT so close by. Limited scenic views and a small lake, although they were nice. There was still snow on the trail and the lake was frozen when I went in early February so I’ll have to do it again in summer to see if it would be better. Be prepared to walk through 20 yards of calf deep creek water or thick brush right before the lake; at least this time of year. All in all it was a really nice hike and good alternative day hike to mix things up if you are a regular local day hiker.

beautiful! went a few days ago and once you get passed Spooner lake the snow can get deep. I still wore hiking boots and did fine. snowshoes would've been helpful

Disgusting. Trash on the trails and around the picnic area. Also, everything is dead.

2/3/18 - This was a great hike. All uphill to Church’s Pond, and for the most part pretty dry, but it did get muddy/icy at the crest en route to the pond, which is frozen over. Downhill the whole way back. Beautiful views. Highly recommended and I will be doing it again soon as long as it continues to stay warm/dry.

Nice easy hike. It was a bit muddy in places but that's part of the experience of hiking. Can wait to come back in the summer and ride it on the bike.

1 month ago

Enjoyed the evening walking with 4 children.

1 month ago

Definitely not the place to go to get away from people, or have quiet time. But the view is breath-taking! It's easy to get to the rock and from there, it's a bit of a scramble to the top.

perfect, except for getting caught in crossfire of idiot gun shooters...who goes shooting near hiking trails??? gah! home means nevada.

very nice walk

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