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

Fun hike for the whole family with a waterfall reward at the end! We will definitely be doing this one again. I agree with many of the comments posted, go during early morning or late evening, the sun is brutal throughout most of the trail.

I hike the Thomas Creek Upper trail monthly in my Mt Rose rotation. this trail has it all and with ample shade and almost constant running water, it cools on those hot Reno days. I usually go in up to the bridge and depending on weather, time of day for direct sun and traffic, I sometimes take the access road eitber up or down. it makes for a decent work out and the many dogs and horses are a plus for animal lovers. i even saw a mountain mono cyclist...incredible. you will love this moderate hike.

In the top 2 hikes of any I've done. I'm from the Midwest so this was certainly a change. Great, moderately strenuous hike up. Then a nice rest at the cold waterfall and a fairly easy hike back down.

*lovely as it gets near reno.
*last mile into falls area is wonderfully shaded and beautiful.
* bring lots and lots of water for your four legged companions in the summer.
*loved following the creek all along the way.

4 days ago

great app

hiking
4 days ago

Great trail. Spotted a bear, while hiking up.

nice.
shady.
lotsa water for the dogs.
easy.
pleasant.

*easy grade.
*great shade.
*lotsa water for the dogs.
*unpopulated on an "off" day ( NOT on sat/sun/holiday).
*quiet.

It is worth your time. Good exercise . My friend and I spent almost 3 hours there. It will be smart if you bring your snacks and enough water with you. It doesn't hurt to bring your camera with you.

took my kids with me, & they loved it!! We went sunday morning at 9 & the people were scarce; on our way back is when the heavy foot traffic began. I recommend heading out early to beat the heat.

Awesome first time hikers trail!!!!!

trail running
12 days ago

Good times! Good trail all the way up. Nice cold mountain water at the falls! I’ll be doing this one again for sure.

off road driving
12 days ago

Off road driving should be removed from this trails description. It is not permitted and there are boulders at the the trailhead preventing vehicles from entering.

Gorgeous hike. Less traffic on weekdays and colder days.

fun trail!nice little steep hills, one side has loose rocks but the other is clear and open, good for beginners!

It was thundering and raining for our hike today - we enjoyed it. Saw very few other hikers, perhaps due to rain.

Love it

This is a very large section of the Tahoe Rim Trail. I started off early in the morning and was finished just as the heat of the day was full on. Christopher's Loop is marked as "Sand Harbor Overlook" by signs on the trail. This whole section is very well marked on the trail as to just where the TRT is, sometimes determining it looking at various online maps makes it somewhat questionable. They've done a great job with this section!

hiking
25 days ago

We were in town for business and this hike was 15 minutes from the hotel. A 1/2 mile in all man-made sounds end and all you hear are birds and the river. The last mile provides shade and temperature dropped 20 degrees. The waterfall at the end was a nice prize for making there.

walking
26 days ago

This trail is 50 feet from our house and is a great paved asphalt trail. It has many sitting benches along the trail, most under trees for shade and it also goes along the backside of many nice homes and condos. Damonte Park is also right along the trail and the family and I love to ride our bikes around the trail, stopping off at the park.

This trail is garbage. Over crowded, 2/3 of it is just up hill desert then you can arrive to the basic bitch selfie waterfall where your sure to find some bro tanks and hydro flasks. Make sure you write the proper hash tags you cunts. #wonderlust #getoutdoors . Oh and fat people you won’t even make it to the tree line the herd of cattle really thins about 1/2 way up.

nice easy trail and beautiful view at the end.

A great hike for both people and dogs. We were thankful for the shade and the water.

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.

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.

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

trail running
1 month ago

Beautiful views filled with wildlife

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.

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

Great for beginner bike riders like me

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