Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

Beautiful views with lots of flowers.

Great views from parts of the trail. longish, boring return parallel to the road

I LOVE this hike. The views are incredible, the air is clean, traffic light, perfect balance of sun & shade, climbs & walks; it's just exhilarating!
Bonus: lots of geocaches on & off the trails! =]

Super tough hike. Exactly what I was looking for. Stay to the right on the way up.

The trail was excellent this morning. A little smoky. The wildflowers are out in force in the top half of the hike. This is a consistently uphill hike the entire distance, but the views and ambiance from the top are outstanding. The pond itself is quite small, but the surroundings are gorgeous. I went with friends who continued on the bushwhacking scramble up to Mount Rose, but I stopped about half mile beyond the pond. The hike down is rewarding. On clear days, the views of surrounding valleys would sometimes be very good, but it was hazy.

Great views of Mt Rose and Slide Mountain

hiking
16 days ago

Lovely view from the gazebo on top! Not very difficult at all, nice trail to follow.

trail running
17 days ago

Great run. Shade about 90% of the way. Steady incline up to Dry Pond then a nice downhill. Definitely doing it several more times.

6-22-18: The hike was beautiful with a lot of inclines. We ran into a bear using the trail on the way down. It, thankfully, ran away. Would hike again with bear mace.

walking
22 days 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

Steep beautiful and rewarding

Beautiful views of Washoe Valley and a cool perspective on Reno. Some steep bike paths continue beyond the top of the trail if you're looking for some thrills, an extra challenge, and views of Mount Rose.

1 month ago

Get ready for a great workout! Nice views of Washoe Lake and beyond. Plenty of water at the Pond for a nice foot cooling.

backpacking
1 month ago

This is my go to for a convenient hike that is a great workout, has big trees and great views. Reaching the top is an event!

Love this trail ...

I short hike through the mountainside. There are a few boulders to see along the side of the trail. For the most part, the creek isn't really visible through the underbrush. Decent, but I am sure other hikes at Galena creek are better (and more strenuous).

Beautiful trail, start early-this trail is heavily trafficked after 1000. The creek has a couple log water crossings at 1.7 miles. Our well trained pup was off leash most of the hike-we only leashed him a couple times when passing other dog owners on the way down.

hiking
1 month ago

on Jones Creek Loop

hiking
1 month 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... :-)

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked up to Upper Price Lake. The trail although not well marked is easy to follow at this time of year. You will cross the creek several times and even go up through it for about 10 minutes. The last crossing just before the lake requires wading in knee-deep water for about 60 feet. Bring your sandals! At the lake we had lunch and on the way down we took a detour to Rock Lake adding maybe 1.5 miles to the itinerary for the out and return. It was well worth it and the lake with its red colored rocks and water lilies was breathtaking. The hike down was straightforward. All in all we spent close to seven hours, but it was well worth it.

really good trail definitely getting into snake season saw one snake slithering across the trail so definitely be careful.

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

Hiked this trail on 5/9/17.... was clear and dry all the way over the top to Church’s Pond.... a little snow patches and mud on Pond side but still passable ... beautiful hike!! Other than the unleashed dog that nipped the back of leg on the way up, (thank God for thick wool socks , it didn’t break the skin), it was a great out and back hike!!

Hiked up to the snow line. Too icy. Turned around and came back down. Did about 6 Miles. Beautiful trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Realy good trail did most of the trail without looking at the map. Both of our dogs handled the trail easily

hiking
2 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.

I wasn't real excited going around the back side of the hill to discover that there was not a path where the app said there was. Considering the sign at the beginning of the trail talking about Rattlers, I did not want to chance things with my dog and head off through the sagebrush. We ended up walking down the road until it met back up and the bottom. The trail going back was very flat and in my opinion the best part of the trail. From this part you can see the view of Washoe Lake and the mountains. The heard of deer was there for me as well and the flowers are starting to bloom, which was very nice.

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