Reno hikers and walkers can get free trail maps through Washoe County Regional Parks & Open Space and the City of Reno. These free trail guides are a great resource for choosing a hike or walk in the Reno area of Washoe County, Nevada.
Free Trail Maps Have Lots of Information
These maps were prepared by Beneficial Designs of Minden, Nevada. They are professional publications you can freely download and print for your hiking expeditions around Reno and Washoe County. Here are some of the main pieces of information you'll find on these maps...
- Trail length
- Permitted uses (hiking, bicycles, dogs, motor vehicles, etc.)
- Grade (how steep)
- Surface type and firmness
- Legend of various symbols (restrooms, bridges, parking areas, picnic areas, park facilities, etc.)
Free Trail Maps Available from Washoe County Parks
These maps and the guide are all in .pdf format.
- Bartley Ranch Regional Park and Anderson Park Trails - south Reno.
- Brown's Creek Trail Map - Galena area.
- Crystal Peak Park Trails Map - Verdi area.
- Davis Creek Regional Park Trails Map - Washoe Valley.
- Hidden Valley Regional Park Trails Map - southeast Reno.
- Jones/Whites/Thomas Creek Trail System - Galena area.
- Lockwood Trailhead Park Trails Map - east of Sparks.
- Rancho San Rafael Regional Park Trails Map - north of downtown Reno.
For an overview of all the trails in the Reno area, take a look at the Truckee Meadows Trails Guide. This publication covers Reno, Sparks, and unincorporated areas of Washoe County including the Nevada side of north Lake Tahoe.
Free Trail Maps from the City of Reno
The City of Reno website has free parks trails maps you can download and print (.pdf format). These are urban trails within city parks such as Virginia Lake, Mira Loma, Huffaker Park, and Teglia's Paradise Park. Most of these trails are flat and suitable for families with small children and/or strollers. Here are the available maps...
- Huffaker Park Lookout Trail
- Mira Loma Urban Trail
- Virginia Lake Loop Trail
- Oxbow Nature Study Area Trail
- Paradise Park Trail
- South Meadows Trail Network
- Tom Cooke Trail
More Reno Hiking and Parks Information
Here are articles about additional hiking trails in the Reno area, plus information about some of the parks you may be visiting...
- Reno's Huffaker Hills Trailhead
- Hiking Mt. Rose
- Davis Creek Regional Park
- Hidden Valley Regional Park
- Galena Creek Visitor Center and Recreation Area
- Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
- Bartley Ranch Regional Park
- Virginia Lake Park
- Idlewild Park
- Mira Loma Park
More About Hiking and Walking
Whether you are a seasoned hiker or new to the game, there is always something to learn about this form of exercise. How to Start Hiking is full of tips and information the novice should consider before hitting the trail. With some preliminary knowledge, your first times tramping the trails can be enjoyable experiences that will bring you back for more. If you need some incentive to put one foot in front of the other, 5 Reasons Why You Should Go Hiking could be just for you.
Though closely related, walking is not exactly the same as hiking. Walking is essentially what you'll be doing on some of Reno's urban pathways - check out How to Walk for Absolute Beginners for lots of tips to help those city walks fun things to do rather than chores. And you're more likely to get off on the right foot by learning about 10 Walking Mistakes to Avoid.
Source: Washoe County Regional Parks & Open Space, City of Reno.