Lake Tahoe hiking and hiking in Reno incorporates some of the most beautiful scenery in all of northern Nevada with one of the purest forms of exercise.
With so much terrain, the hardest part is picking which trail to venture onto today. Located within the city limits of Reno, you can take the popular Hunter Creek Trail which will take you to a hidden waterfall. Other popular urban hikes include Huffaker Hills, which will reward you with great views of the city from atop the hills of South Reno or the hike to the ‘N’ located in Rancho San Rafael Regional Park.
Another popular hiking area is Galena Creek Regional Park, located in South Reno at the base of Mount Rose Highway. Here you can find hikes ranging from under 2 miles, to the epic 9.2 mile Jones Whites Creek Loop.
And then you have Lake Tahoe. The Mount Rose Trail is a grueling 9.5 mile round-trip hike with 1,930 ft. in elevation gain, taking you to the peak of Mount Rose at 10,776 ft. From the summit, you can see much of the Lake Tahoe Basin and the Truckee Meadows. Take advantage of the rocky wind shelter up top while you savor your well-deserved picnic lunch before making the climb down. Other popular Tahoe hikes include the Tunnel Creek Trail to Monkey Rock and Spooner Lake to Marlette Lake. If backpacking is more your style, you’re in the right place. Check out the Tahoe Rim Trail or Desolation Wilderness for trail maps and permit guides. Read our blog for more hiking choices in the Reno Tahoe area.
If you’re looking for even more motivation to get some dust on your hiking boots and unplug in nature, check out what Jess.Wandering and EverChangingHorizon discovered during their time in Reno Tahoe.
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