Hiking Trails Around Reno
Nevada & Northern California Hiking Books
Find great Reno area, Nevada, and northern California hiking with these trail guides. By studying any or all of these Nevada and California trail hiking guide books, you are bound to find hikes suitable to your interests and ability. Northern California hiking guide books are included here due to its close proximity and the fact that lots of...
Reno's Huffaker Hills Trailhead
Reno's Huffaker Hills Trailhead is the gateway to a hiking trails system that leads hikers to expansive views in every direction. With only modest effort, these trails take the hiker to the higher of the Twin Peaks for a look at the surrounding landscape, including across Reno all the way to Peavine Peak, Sparks, the Virginia Range, Mt. Rose,...
Hiking Mt. Rose
The Mt. Rose trail has something for the whole family. The well-graded and maintained trail is suitable for children and open to your well-behaved and controlled pet*. You will enjoy a rewarding hiking experience whether you trek all the way to the summit of Mt. Rose or just meander partway.
Free Trail Maps and Guides
Get free trail guides and maps for the Reno and Washoe County areas of Nevada. Free publications for hikers and walkers help you find appropriate trails and places to explore in the great outdoors of northern Nevada.
Hiking Deadman's Creek Trail
Deadman's Creek Trail offers a moderate hike suitable for families and it's close to Reno.
Sun Valley Regional Park
Sun Valley Regional Park offers great views and plenty of room for hiking and walking, picnicking, mountain biking, off-highway vehicles, and horseback riding.
McCarran Ranch Preserve
The McCarran Ranch Preserve is one of the lower Truckee River restoration projects by the Nature Conservancy in Nevada.
Davis Creek Regional Park
Davis Creek Regional Park, 20 miles south of Reno in Washoe Valley, offers a variety of recreational opportunities. There is a campground with 62 overnight sites, hiking and nature trails, biking and equestrian access, shady picnic areas, group camping and day use areas that can be reserved, a small fishing lake, and great views of Washoe Lake...
Tips for Keeping Vehicles and Valuables Safe from Theft
When leaving a vehicle at Reno area parks and trailheads, use these tips to help prevent break-ins and theft of your valuables. Don't let thieves ruin your day of enjoying the great outdoors.
Readers' Favorite Reno / Tahoe Hiking Trails
Hikers, tell us about your favorite trails and why you like to hike them. There are numerous Reno / Tahoe hiking trails from which to choose. Paths are found throughout the greater Reno metro area, or you can tackle more strenuous treks in the Sierra Nevada like the Mt. Rose Summit Trail and the spectacular Tahoe Rim Trail.
Bowers Mansion Regional Park
Bowers Mansion Regional Park, 20 miles south of Reno in Washoe Valley, combines a beautiful public park with area history of the 1800s Comstock silver boom in nearby Virginia City and Gold Hill.
Reno's Hidden Valley Regional Park
Reno's Hidden Valley Regional Park is a wonderful family park with a wide variety of features designed to accommodate various recreational activities. I particularly like the mix of developed and undeveloped areas within this 480 acre park.
Truckee Meadows Trails
A guide to trails in Reno, Sparks, Washoe County, and northeast Lake Tahoe.
Nevada Trail Maps.com
One of the best sites for Nevada recreational trails information. The site is searchable; plug in your criteria to find suitable trails for the activities you have in mind. You can even print maps. This is all free, by the Great Basin Institute.
Galena Creek Visitor Center and Recreation Area
Galena Creek Visitor Center in south Reno is a great place for kids and families to enjoy learning about nature in the Reno / Lake Tahoe area.
Programs and Events at Galena Creek Visitor Center
Galena Creek Visitor Center in south Reno offers numerous outdoor oriented activities and programs for children and families to enjoy throughout the year.
Tahoe Rim Trail
Circle Lake Tahoe on one of America's most spectacular trails.
Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail
Hop on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) near Lake Tahoe for a trek along the spine of the spectacular Sierra Nevada.