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

Nice evening walk. Scouting out places for my daughters engagement photo shoot

Good trail but be careful! I’ve had two bear sightings in the last two weeks.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved it!!

walking
1 month ago

A really wonderful loop trail for a family with three young kids ( under 3 years of age)! Trail was dry, with all the meadows green and lush with flowing rivulets everywhere.

not really a defined trail. had a few wild horses block part of the path and there were lots of birds around but overall wasn't what I expected from reviews here :/ meh

trail running
2 months ago

Nice trail, ran the flats and downhill. 1hr but showed on my GPS 4.56

We saw a baby bear.

Did this hike this morning. It was beautiful. I would recommend hiking early due to the open stretches in the sun. There is a sign on the loop that is marked incorrectly. The arrow points left, but you need to make a right to stay on the loop. It shows forest service straight ahead and Brown’s Creek to the left. If you look closely someone tried to scratch an arrow to the right. I only mention this because we went the wrong way and had to double back.

hiking
2 months ago

very nice trail. good mix of shade and sun. early June the creek is still running strong. lots of wild flowers and lizards to see as well. very popular with mountain bikers.

on Jones Creek Loop

hiking
2 months ago

Only 4 stars because it wasn’t well marked. My 3.5 year old made it most of the way walking herself so if she can do it... :-)

Still snowy and slushy at points. Snow may be coming tonight. Probably not for everyone until later in the season.

beautiful hike. lots of wildflowers! steep in parts, just enough to feel like a great workout!

Great trail with a lot of up and down. The trail is pretty rocky and steep in places. The wildflowers are just starting to bloom!

trail running
3 months ago

Great trail. Strenuous for running given the topography and elevation, for this flat lander.

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked with kids and dog around 5pm on a Wednesday. Loop took one hour with my 5 year old and 10 year old. A couple of spots would have had us turned the wrong way if not for this wonderful app! Rocky and hilly but not too tough for kids. Perfect little hike to wear them out. Lots of shade, nice creek with a footbridge broke up the monotony, beautiful pine and aspens...good parking, picnic tables and clean potty at the trailhead.

This trail surprised me. It's nice to have water back in the lakes. Seems that the wildlife appreciates it as well. I always get a kick out of seeing the wild mustangs and this time there was a fairly young foal that was playing with several of the older horses. Lots of birds to watch and a few other critters for the dog to get excited about.

hiking
4 months ago

All of the trails in Galena are great! The easy access from Reno and the instant mountain terrain. This is a nice trail. Perfect for when you're looking for something quick.

What a fun trail! It was nice to be in the trees again after waiting for the snow to melt, and this was a great first trail of the season. Lots of water in the creek at this time of year, but still very passable.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy fun hike. Stopped along the way to enjoy the sounds

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.

Good trail, took this to Ophir and up to VC. There is a couple deep washouts

on Jumbo Grade Trail

off road driving
6 months ago

Drove January 27, 2018 with Tacoma 4x4, stock.

Quite wet and muddy with a few washed out sections, though there were some alternative sidings and paths available.

Really wet and mucky toward top near the jumbo/Ophir crossings.

I would say in its present state this is a moderate technical route for off-roading.

off road driving
7 months ago

It is a lot of FUN!! We have been on December 26th 2017. There was not snow so part of the trail was good. We had to stop at certain point because there was a big hole full of ice. I have a truck so i stopped. I saw Jeep and UTV going without any problem. Definitely during other seasons is perfect!
We had a lot of fun!!!

I had issues with the altitude here. Otherwise it is a nice wide open area good for snowshoe or cross country skiing.

recommend for sure

Such a fun, not well known, trail! Very good for running and hiking.

Really great hike especially on a snowy day. Highly recommend it but you might need chains to drive up to the trailhead

Very scenic, easy trail. Good for a family outing.

9 months ago

easy walk with the family... beautiful scenery.

Good leg workout. wouldn't recommend for young kids. lots of narrow trails with drop offs.

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