Overview steamboat ditch trail is a 9.4 mile loop trail located near Reno, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Reviews Photos Tracks Vanessa Franking (121) about 1 year ago N/A: 1 Completed 1 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!