Hunter Lake Road

Reno, Nevada (Washoe County)

Trail Information

Parent Group:None
Rating (1-10):3
Length:21.77 miles
Location Points:2,301
Trailhead:39.47892, -119.85916
Trail End:39.50825, -119.96525
Min Elevation:4,948 ft
Peak Elevation:8,793 ft
Total Ascent:5,258 ft
Total Descent:5,610 ft
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There is current construction on the Garson side. Follow the signs, and please stay out of the work areas!

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A trail that has it all - rocks, dirt, probably snow, grassy meadows, forests, waterfalls, awesome views, creeks and a skinny little puddle called Hunter Lake. Starts in southwest Reno and ends on I-80 at Garson Road. A very nice trail for Fall runs due to the vibrant colors. Watch out for hikers and cyclists, as this is a popular trail for them too! Also, you may receive some Nevada pinstriping if you're not careful. UPDATE August 5, 2023: The south trailhead has been updated to reflect new information regarding private property and future development plans near the previously utilized trailhead.

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Hunter Lake Road

Trail Recommendations / Other Info

Higher clearance [most crucial] and a winch if you're running it in the spring. Be aware that some groups and sites classify this trail as "stock friendly"; however, that is highly subjective (as with any trail). There are a few large rocks, ruts and steep climbs that can make things more difficult for some. Don't let this scare you off though, it's quite enjoyable!