Hiking in Reno

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  • Reno is close to some of the best hiking in the Sierras. There are even a few hiking trails within the city including the Truckee River pedestrian path and the pathways around Rancho San Rafael Park in Northwest Reno.

    For some hiking close to Reno, but with views of Lake Tahoe, take a hike up the Mt. Rose Summit Trail or around the Tahoe Meadows. A little bit lower down into the valley, you can hike from Davis Creek Park or Bowers Mansion up the Ophir Creek Trail. For some great views of Reno, go hiking from Windy Hill down to Bartley Ranch in Southwest Reno, or up the Galena Creek Trail into the foothills off of the Mt. Rose Highway.

    For something a bit different, do some high altitude walking around Virginia City and in the foothills surrounding this working Western town, or visit the nature center at Oxbow Park which is just West of downtown Reno.

    Tahoe Meadows

    US Highway 395
    (at Highway 431)

    Scenic Trail in the Meadow... read more

    Washoe Lake State Recreation Area

    4855 East Lake Boulevard

    Great views of Mt. Rose... read more

    Bowers Mansion Museum

    4005 u.s. Highway 395 North

    Silver Baron's Abode... read more

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    Rancho San Rafael Park

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    1595 N Sierra St

    This beautifully landscaped area is one of Reno's premier parks. The Great Reno Balloon Race and "Reno Celebrates America", a fireworks show on the fourth of July, are a couple of the major events taking place here. On the grounds of this huge park you will find the Wilbur D. May Museum and Arboretum and the Great Basin Adventure Amusement Park. You will also find miles of walking or jogging trails complete with exercise stations, a large playground, picnic and barbecue facilities and acres and acres of grass... read more

    Bartley Ranch Park

    6000 Bartley Ranch Rd

    Ride horseback, hike, or just enjoy excellent views of the Truckee Meadows and Reno... read more

    Davis Creek

    Old Hwy 395

    Local favorite park. Great for kids... read more

    Oxbow Park

    3100 Dickerson Road

    A hidden paradise by the Truckee River... read more

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    Galena Creek Trail

    18350 Mt. Rose Highway

    Take a light hike through this beginner trail among sagebrush scrub and Jeffrey pine forest with thick riparian foliage lining the creek... read more

    Mt. Rose Summit Trail

    Hwy. 431

    This trail is located just northeast of Lake Tahoe and Incline Village. Mt. Rose is one of the highest peaks near Lake Tahoe and offers excellent views... read more
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