When you check out Trails.com – this is the description you get of the Jones Creek-Whites Creek Loop Trail:
On this trip, a 10-mile journey leads from low elevation forest up to high, open terrain with grand views of the east flank of the Carson Range, particularly Mt. Rose and Slide Mountain. At various spots along the way, the trail offers good views to the east of Washoe Valley, the Virginia Range, and the south part of the Truckee Meadows as well. The loop visits two tumbling creeks, Jones and Whites, where prolific aspen groves douse the canyons with silvery green in summer and brilliant gold in autumn. A half-mile lateral leads to Church’s Pond, a diminutive pool near the high point of the trip with a grand view of the volcanic gray slopes of Mt. Rose. Despite the proximity to Reno and a beginning in a popular county park, the Jones–Whites Loop is not as heavily used as you might expect.
Although we didn’t make the 10 miles, we enjoyed a few hours on this awesome trail as a family. Our daughter loves to hike — well, she is only 9 months old so she doesn’t really “hike” but she loves to hang out on the backpack!
Taking a break
Enjoying the creek
I hope these pictures are better than a long description. I wish I had the words to describe my adventures like you find on Rich Moreno‘s posts. Check out his post Glen Alpine Springs Hike is Worth the Effort. Reno-Tahoe is amazing, there are so many places to explore!
Have a great week!