The 21st Annual National Trails Day is Saturday, June 1. We should have some great weather for the annual event, and even without this excuse, it's a beautiful time to get out and explore a trail or two in the Reno / Tahoe region.
Hike with a view from Deadman's Creek Trail in Washoe Lake State Park.
Photo © Stan White
Around Reno, there are numerous hiking trails in several parks. One of my local favorites is the Huffaker Hills Trailhead in south Reno. For a more strenuous outing, the trail to the top of Mt. Rose is hard to beat for rewarding views from the summit. Another good hike for great views (and way less effort than Mt. Rose) is Deadman's Creek in Washoe Valley. For more ideas, check out my article on "Free Trail Maps and Guides" for Reno and Washoe County. To plan hikes around the area for the upcoming summer months, you might want to pick up some of these "Nevada & Northern California Hiking Books."
If you would like to help build something for National Trails Day, you can volunteer to help with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association. They will be meeting Saturday morning at Van Sickle CA/NV Bi-State Park off Lake Parkway in Stateline, NV, for a day of trail building. The project is continuing construction on a trail connecting Van Sickle Park to the Tahoe Rim Trail. Everyone is welcome and no experience is required. The event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and lunch will be provided. Be sure to read about the event if you plan on volunteering.
For more National Trails Day events in Nevada, refer to the website events section.
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