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The Best Hiking Trails in Reno

For the outdoors adventurer and nature lover alike, Reno is host to some amazing hiking trails. We’ve selected five of our favorite Reno Hikes.

Hunter Creek Trail

Hunter Creek Trail
Hunter Creek Trail

One of the more popular hikes in Reno, the Hunter Creek Trail has a little bit of everything. The trail leads visitors up a rocky canyon, through a pine needle covered forest, to a beautiful waterfall. It’s a moderate hike with large sections without shade, so make sure to bring sunscreen!

Dog & Equestrian Friendly
Length: 5 miles round-trip
Elevation gain: 1,410 ft.
Latitude/Longitude: 39.4928146,-119.89480730000002

Location (Google Maps)


Evans Creek Trail

Evans Creek Trail
Evans Creek Trail

This little trail is a true gem found within Rancho San Rafael Regional Park. Visitors seeking reprieve from the bustle of daily life may be particularly interested in this relaxing, peaceful walk. You may even get a glimpse of some wildlife, as the wetland attracts birds of all kinds.

Dog Friendly
Length .7 miles round-trip
Elevation: Flat
Latitude/Longitude: 39.5500913,-119.82854470000001

Location (Google Maps)


Mount Rose Trail

Mount Rose Trail
Mount Rose Trail

For hikers looking for a full day outing and a bit of a challenge, go no further than the Mount Rose Trail! This moderate hike affords some incredible views at the peak 10,776 ft. You’ll be able to see into the expanse of Lake Tahoe, Virginia City and Washoe Valley, which makes this hike guaranteed not to disappoint.

Dog Friendly
Length: 10.5 miles round-trip
Elevation Gain: 1,930ft.
Latitude/Longitude: 39.3131999,-119.8973823

Location (Google Maps)


Huffaker Park Lookout Trail

Huffaker Trail
Huffaker Trail

For another easy, but rewarding stroll, try the Huffaker Park Lookout Trail. Here, visitors take to foot on a gravel path around a pair of hills rising from the valley. Expect some gorgeous views of the Truckee Meadows.

Dog Friendly
Length: 1.7 miles round-trip
Elevation Gain: 161 ft.
Latitude/Longitude: 39.4569477,-119.76740469999999

Location (Google Maps)


Slide Mountain Trail

Slide Mountain Trail
Slide Mountain Trail

With panoramic views of Mt. Rose and Washoe Valley, this short winding hike is a great option for visitors looking for a trail less traveled. The hike is difficult, but if you can manage it, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better mile walked.

Dog & Equestrian Friendly
Length: 1 mile round-trip
Elevation Gain: 700 ft
Latitude/Longitude: 39.3198347,-119.8726074

Location (Google Maps)


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