Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

Did this hike with an additional side trip up Houghton today, pretty views and well marked trail but what a zoo this trail can be! The section from the parking lot to the waterfalls was crazy, lots of unleashed aggressive dogs made it a very stressful trip with our two pups. Once clear of the waterfall it seemed like traffic died out almost completely. I’d come back but never on a weekend again.

hiking
23 hours ago

An incredibly beautiful hike! The wildflowers are blooming, waterfall flowing, and snow is gone. The first section of the hike to the waterfalls is very easy! The second section is quite challenging. A lot of elevation gain with steep hills. I recommend hiking poles. There are sections with loose rock and dirt. Well worth it when you get to the top! Give yourself time to acclimate to the high elevation. And btw the bathrooms at the parking are closed!

Surprisingly nice little walk through the Damonte Ranch Wetlands. This easy 3 mile paved trail is a great spot for birding. Also, the best playground I've found in town would make it a great place to bring the kiddos.

there wasn't much to see.

mountain biking
2 days ago

Really fun trail, there is some traffic though.

Definitely felt out of the city with amazing views, took the South route but didn’t make it to the peak due to the trail being washed out.

We went in early November and the aspen trees were on point! A nice hike for the kiddos too.

It’s for the most part all up I have done this one several times always great but it feels like it never ends

easy peasy but a wonderful walk around the lake. will take all our out of town visitors here.

hiking
4 days ago

Fragrant! The wild flowers on the trail are in bloom and smells amazing! Take the hikers only track to the right when facing the sign. It's the trail that would lead directly to the waterfalls. Then, it gets more arduous from there because of the elevation! If you're not worried about the altitude, then by all means...."Charge" the mountain!

trail running
4 days ago

Beautiful views filled with wildlife

hiking
5 days ago

Starts off nice and easy stroll for about 3 miles then you hit the awesome waterfall! After that is all up hill from there. me and my wife are just getting into hiking and it was by far the most challenging hike we have done so far but well worth it for the view of Truckee, Reno, Sparks, Carson City and of course Lake Tahoe. It took us about 5 hours at a decent walking pace. We stopped at the waterfall for about 10 mins and 30 mins at the summit. Lots of flowers along the way, a few creeks to skip across and even ran into a hungry marmot and chipmunks that greeted up at the summit. Weather was about 75 all day and only a little windy towards the summit. Defiantly bring lots of water, hiking shoes and a stick or poles if you have them. Enjoy!

Amazing views and great workout. Some uphills to it but nothing too strenuous. Very happy with this hike and highly recommend. We saw dozens of chipmunks and a lot of wild flowers!

The views are breathtaking (as is the elevation gain). As mentioned before, it's heavily used by mountain bikers.
On the way back, we decided to take the Tahoe Rim Trail to BP (Diamond Peak - 8,540 feet) and then the Incline Flume Trail (it will add an extra 9 miles to the hike, but it's totally worthwhile, with unique views of Washoe Lake.

This hike is perfect anytime of day due to the shade the trees provide. It is a mellow climb and beautiful. If you drive past the first parking lot and go further up the dirt road there is additional parking. Starting closer to the top allows for different views and less people.

hiking
8 days ago

We hiked down the main path to the beach. The water is crystal clear and beautiful. There are rocks that we swim out to and jump off of... The water was cool but the sun was warm so we sunned ourselves like lizards

Relaxing stroll in a scenic forested area next to a creek.

hiking
8 days ago

A beautiful early morning start from the Mt Rose Summit parking lot. A mild walk to the Galena Falls. The water was running pretty fast and the wild flower were in full bloom. Looks like the corn silk still have a while. The last mile seems to be the longest mile. It’s windy, dusty, and 10,000 feet. The views all the way up are breathtaking.

hiking
9 days ago

I hiked to the summit and as a new hiker, this was challenging for me. The view was absolutely gorgeous at the top but if you are new to hiking, you are in for an extremely rewarding but challenging hike.

Great for beginner bike riders like me

Great hike with awesome views! did the upper and lower for the 5.6 mile loop. Next time we plan to just hike the upper out and back to stay in the shade more.

Great hike. Went on the 4th of July so it was busy but not as bad as I thought. Tons of dogs! All were very friendly and it was a great training experience for my pup. Shaded most the way until after the turn to Dry Pond. You start to go up the hill and lose the shade from the trees. Cool place to check out. The dog and kid enjoyed cooling off in the creek.

hiking
11 days ago

Walked the 2.5 miles from the trail head to the waterfall and meadow. Wildflowers were in bloom and there is a lovely meadow area above the falls to have a picnic lunch. A very nice hike. We will do the additional 3 mile hike to the Mt. Rose summit on another day. One complaint: On (arguably) the busiest day of the year, the restroom at the trail head was closed without explanation, and no porta-potties were provided.

hiking
12 days ago

The road in is narrow, with sharp rocks and a couple areas that put vehicles at steep angles towards the drop to creek. There are very few opportunities for passing and almost no way for either party to safely backup to one. The trail is poorly marked, overgrown in some places, needs some trail bed work and has quite a few fire killed snags either across the trail or close to it. There are also quite a few head of cattle that criss cross the trail and should take care not to spook them. After all that the views were amazing and the hike was a great workout. If there are any trail clubs in the area this would be a great project trail.

12 days ago

Beautiful scenery just outside of Las Vegas. The park roads are in excellent condition and everything is well marked. There is a lot of variation in the rocks as you complete the loop. I would highly recommend for anyone!

Very easy flat trail, good for all ages.

Nice and easy level walk around the lake. The lake provides cool breezes, shady trees, and various water fowl. Pleasant morning stroll after staying overnight at the campground.

Did this trail today, well into the Mt. Rose Wilderness and finally turned around at the Rim to Reno north loop intersection. This took about 5 hours total, from the trailhead. Unlike what others have mentioned, the trail does eventually become exposed to sun at times, and does also become more steep- as where I turned around, I was over 9000' elevation. The water is still going strongly at the water crossing sites, of which there are several, despite it being July! Once you arrive at Mt. Rose Wilderness, which was about 2 1/2 hours into the hike for me, bicycles become forbidden. I didn't pass even one other person on the upper part of the trail today. Very serene and well worth doing!

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