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Excellent hike in the snow. Road was a bit muddy to the trailhead but definitely worth it

A little slick at the trailhead, but pretty dry from there. A nice hike with some excellent juniper.

kind of rough road to get there, lots of loose rocks, and very uneven footing. not a whole lot of parking and there's no definitive trail head. however, despite all that, it was a pretty good hike, our first hike in a long while that was more than a paved sidewalk. I'm looking forward to more hikes around the reno area. it'll be a while we think before we go back to this trail, but that has more to do with doing more trails than it does with anything wrong with this trail.

Nice get away from the city, trail a little rocky but worth it!

really rough road to get there

Nice hike. Definitely would do it again. My six year old son completed the hike with limited issues (loose rocks).

A nice short hike with beautiful scenery. The petroglyphs are fascinating and easily accessible. Follow the directions from the app rather than typing griffith canyon into google maps because the entrance is in a slightly different place that google takes you directly. Be prepared for a lot of loose rocks and uneven footing, but other than that it isn’t a difficult or challenging hike. Well worth the time.

Fun trail... The petroglyphs were cool and the view was nice. It was very quiet and a bit cold today when the sun wasn't out. Did this one with my 9 year old daughter... Good hike!

I almost stepped on a baby rattlesnake. It was awesome.

Kids loved it!

Lots of cool rock formations and random lizards leaping everywhere. Pretty neat experience for my 5 year old son. Even with limited trail experience, he did well.

The petroglyphs were a really cool step back in time. Some of the imagery is very literal, whereas with some of the other stuff you get to have fun guessing.

Really easy trail. Just follow the creek bed and you're on the right track. There are a few well worn areas adjacent to the creek bed that make the trek even easier.

this trail head isn't marked. make sure your phone is charged before you go so you can access GPS while you're out. This trail follows a riverbed, make sure there's no rain in the forecast. Wear closed toed shoes and long pants and sunscreen! I only saw a few lizards, but others said they saw rattlesnakes and the foliage on the trail can scratch and cut you. You may want to make sure you have a high clearance vehicle to get to the trailhead because there are several places along the drive out that are uneven and rocky.

Great easy hike and the petroglyphs are fantastic. Saw one rattlesnake just past the main wall of petroglyphs and a large owl. No water on this trail and not much cell service. Side note: if you are going to post on here that you did the trail, don't carve your initials into a tree, KS.

Trail is a stretch. More of a wash. Parking is just a semi flat area on the side of the road, is limited to maybe probably five cars, and is pretty difficult to get into. Large groups will struggle getting in and out. Still a super fun trail. I've been here 3 or 4 times and really enjoy it. Watch out though, lots of foxtails and I came across a rattlesnake once.

Easy hike that features some super cool lizards on a sunny afternoon. I parked on a small, flat area just past where Alltrails depicts the trail head. Crossed the dirt road, and just stuck to the riverbed. There is no marked trailhead. Beware there are plenty of foxtails near the beginning of the trail.

We loved this hike for our kids. it was fun and educational for them and a great experience to show them the beautiful rock formations. We love to learn about Nevada history and see the artifacts. We also used this trail as another chance to teach our kids about leaving no footprints and traces of being present. Just appreciate it and take your memories/photos.

Drove out never did find the trail head or anything that looked like a trail so we turned back. Disappointing

Not exactly a trail as much as a dry creek bed with a few tread areas. That being said this was a great short canyon hike and the glyphs are beautiful. Rocky but very easy in general. Rock formations are almost as interesting as the glyphs. Saw a lot of lizards and birds as well. No trail head or marker indicates the official beginning.

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