Hunter Creek Trail

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Hunter Creek Trail is a 5.2 mile out and back trail located near Reno, Nevada that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

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Pearly Anchor (72)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great trail! Two hours uphill + one hour down hill= 3 hours total. This is our first hike and was challenging yet gratifying! Tip: Make sure your shoes have good traction. Loved this trek. Will do it again!

Boo Dick (77)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Steve Kurlinski (89)

3 Completed3 Reviews

Beautiful!! I do fear the "Hard" rating might keep some from experiencing this lovely hike. The trail does ascend a lot from the parking lot to the falls, but not steeply, and it is well groomed, even with the ice and snow we had. Well worth it.

Angie Poston (117)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Just hiked/walked this trail, absolutely worth it once you get to the waterfall! As someone has already said the 2nd half is the best! Really nice.

Gen Shib (1011)

3 Completed1 Reviews

This is a great hike. Especially, the second half has lots of trees and ground is nicely covered with leaves and soft. After reaching the waterfall, if you feel adventurous, you can climb 800 ft to the peak half mile from the waterfall and see a great view of Reno.

David Bauer (77)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Walked the trail for the first time with my wife(her third time). Great hike with some really cool scenery. Legs where burning up and down...!! We made it to the falls in 70 minutes.

Vic Williams (91)

1 Completed1 Reviews

With its trailhead seven minutes from my front door, I was way overdue to hike all the way up to the waterfall along Hunter Creek, about 2.75 miles in. The first two-thirds traverse the western slope of Hunter Creek canyon, with a timely shade-tree/photo spot about a mile in. The last third is gorgeous, winding through alpine forest Douglas fir and lodgepole pine, before you cross the creek just below the waterfall. Then the 20-odd-foot-high falls come into view, and since it sits in a natural amphitheater of shade and spray, make sure to bring a lunch and hang out. At a leisurely pace it's about 90 minutes up and an hour back. Wear solid hiking boots as you'll cross some slippery rockfall in three spots. The trail continues for another three miles up to Hunter Lake, but thanks to a recent wildfire, that section is ostensibly closed for vegetation recovery. Overall it's a lovely, fairly strenuous adventure into the Carson Range.

Melinda Warner (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

September 2 - followed the advice and hit the trail at 7:15 am. Sun wasn't peeking over the hills for half an hour. Made it there in 65 minutes and back in 55. I had an appointment at 10 am to get to otherwise I would have rested at the waterfall in admiring relief. Nice little workout, and very picturesque, but be careful. I ran some and almost sprained an ankle.

Katharine Schweitzer (80)

2 Completed2 Reviews

I completed this hike on Saturday, July 5. A group of friends and I started the trail at 7:40 am and returned to our cars at 10:45 am. The hike to the waterfall is a pleasant out-and-back trail. The terrain is very rocky at times and most of the trail is exposed to the sun. Hiking in the early morning in the summer is ideal.

Steven Newcomb (223)

7 Completed8 Reviews

I went in the winter, when there was snow and ice on the waterfall. Beautiful, and not too difficult