Hunter Creek trail

#13 of 220 trails in Toiyabe National Forest
Hunter Creek trail is a 5.9 mile loop trail located near Reno, NV that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.9 miles 1217 feet Loop
dog friendly hiking mountain biking walking wild flowers
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Grace Isaacson

80 Completed24 Reviews

A decent trail.

Steven Taitel

1 Completed1 Reviews

We found this trail to be nice and easy. It's flat keeps you pedaling in both directions. The hole in the wall is pretty cool! Use the parking area right at the corner of Plateau and Woodchuck.

dennis kimsey

10 Completed11 Reviews

Found this a very easy trail. Walked past the tunnel a ways to see where it went and saw mogul below to the north across the river.

Sierra H

10 Completed3 Reviews

I love this trail! Perfect for running with my dog. It's long and flat.

Sarah O'Neil

8 Completed4 Reviews

Easy trail. I went with my dog and she got very hot because there is no shade but there is water close by the whole way. She was able to jump in and cool off. I went on a Thursday in the middle of the day and only ran into a few people, mostly bikers.

Holly Tretten

6 Completed6 Reviews

Fun, easy trail. Lots of options for hiking, running, or playing with kids or dogs in the flume.

Vanessa Franking

1 Completed1 Reviews

I have run this trail for years, and my car has only been broken into at the trailhead once. The crooks took my bag and were kind enough to dump my clothes on the dirt, so at least I wasn't naked. The trail follows a ditch, that sometimes has water, sometimes is dry. Due to this, the trail is relatively flat, so for an out and back run without hills, it is ideal, plus you can't get lost. If you want to add hills, you can add the Hunter Creek loop that leads uphill to a parking lot (with bathrooms), or start there, and run down to the ditch trail. You can make a loop and circle back to the parking lot also. Pretty good year round, can get muddy in a big rain.
Rattlesnakes are out in the summer, so please watch your dogs and your footing!