Explore the most popular walking 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.

horseback riding
2 days ago

Great trail for horseback. We also believe we heard a bear in the woods and did see some scat.

There a couple of streams that we had to walk the horses through as the bridges are narrow and I am not sure they are rated for a horse.

Highly recommend this loop, and ample trailer parking at the trailhead.

hiking
9 days ago

Perfect loop. Did it clockwise today. Brought the wife and dog along. Goodtimes. A mountain biker was having a bite to eat at dry pond and noticed a decent sized bear about 50 yards away. Walking towards him. He packed up his stuff and jammed down trail towards whites creek. All in all. A beautiful day. A bit smoky but well worth it. The dog had a blast splashing around in the water along the way. Walking through the aspens along the water was probably my favorite part.

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

If you stay on the main trail this is not HARD. Trail is smooth with cool rock formations. I took the BP side trail up to upper price lake.
Don't take this route unless you're advanced. The trail faded in and out, unless you got your leg's, head, topographic mapping @ peak you can get more than hurt. Lots of bear sign, one section just after multiple bear sign dangerous fall left and right. Main trail is the safest bet.

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

Beautiful! Good mix of shade and sun. Didn’t see anyone else on the trail at all.

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved it!!

Great views of Mt Rose and Slide Mountain

hiking
1 month ago

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

trail running
1 month 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
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

This is not a real trail and I would caution anyone attempting it to come prepared. The trail formally ends at the pond and then it looks like someone a very long time ago tried to carve out a trail to the peak of Mt. Rose along the ridge. You’re just YOLOing it essentially; there’s no path to follow. Probably fun for a serious adventurer but definitely not for entry level hikers. Lots of scree, tricky terrain, and obstacles that make this borderline impossible to do

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.

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.

2 months 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.

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.

backpacking
2 months 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).

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.

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