Hiking

The Best Hiking Trails in Sundown Town, Nevada (United States)

82 trails

Photo of Thomas Creek @2 hours, 4 miles, 700' elevation gain Dec 2017 Photo of Jones/Whites Creek Loop Photo of Thomas Creek to Snowflower Saddle
  • Jones/Whites Creek Loop

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    Distance
    8.99mi
    Elevation +
    4367f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo ofJones/Whites Creek Loop Photo ofJones/Whites Creek Loop Photo ofJones/Whites Creek Loop

    Decent scenery, aspens would be beautiful in the fall. Good views of Mt Rose and Snowflower along the way. Great accessibility for Reno area.

  • Thomas Creek to Snowflower Saddle

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    Distance
    11.10mi
    Elevation +
    3888f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo ofThomas Creek to Snowflower Saddle Photo ofThomas Creek to Snowflower Saddle Photo ofThomas Creek to Snowflower Saddle

    This was a rushed attempt to Snowflower/Sunflower Mountain in which I hit my time limit as I reached the saddle and had to head back down, sadly. Taxing from the elevation gain but not too bad. Absolutely beautiful: trai...

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  • Dry Pond Loop Trail 2013-04-28

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    Distance
    6.81mi
    Elevation +
    1112f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofDry Pond Loop Trail 2013-04-28 Photo ofDry Pond Loop Trail 2013-04-28 Photo ofDry Pond Loop Trail 2013-04-28

    Dry Pond Loop Trail from Thomas Creek Trailhead (Timberline Drive). Up Thomas Creek and down Whites Creek. Tahoe National Forest, Reno, Nevada, USA.

  • Mount Rose SE Ridge (DIRECT)

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    Distance
    5.09mi
    Elevation +
    3396f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofMount Rose SE Ridge (DIRECT) Photo ofMount Rose SE Ridge (DIRECT) Photo ofMount Rose SE Ridge (DIRECT)

    I prefer this route over the standard. Here are a few reasons why: -We were the only hikers. -Vistas are amazing compared to the standard route. Views of Washoe, Carson Valley, Reno, and Tahoe. -Physically more demand...

  • Mt. Rose 2011-10-23

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    Distance
    10.20mi
    Elevation +
    2188f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofMt. Rose 2011-10-23 Photo ofMt. Rose 2011-10-23 Photo ofMt. Rose 2011-10-23

    Hike on the Mt. Rose Trail, from the trailhead at the summit of Nevada Hwy 431 to the peak at 10776 feet (3285 m). Views of Lake Tahoe, Reno, and Washoe Valley. Mt. Rose Wilderness Area, Toiyabe National Forest, Washoe C...

  • Mount Rose - Direct

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    Distance
    6.59mi
    Elevation +
    3786f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo ofMount Rose - Direct Photo ofMount Rose - Direct

    (Nearly) most direct route up Mount Rose. Adjustment: instead of parking at Sky Tavern, park at dirt pullout at hairpin turn immediately before. Trail for some of the way. Very steep at times, scree can be hazardous in p...

  • Relay Peak 2014-07-12

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    Distance
    10.49mi
    Elevation +
    1673f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo ofRelay Peak 2014-07-12 Photo ofRelay Peak 2014-07-12 Photo ofRelay Peak 2014-07-12

    Hike to Relay Peak from the Mt. Rose Summit Trailhead on Nevada Hwy 431, via the Tahoe Rim Trail and Galena Falls on ascent and the Relay Peak Road on descent. Tahoe National Forest and Mt. Rose Wilderness Area, Washoe C...

  • Distance
    9.59mi
    Elevation +
    2188f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo ofJones Creek - Whites Creek Loop Trail Photo ofJones Creek - Whites Creek Loop Trail Photo ofJones Creek - Whites Creek Loop Trail

    The Jones Creek - Whites Creek Loop Trail from the new Jones Creek Trailhead in Galena Creek Regional Park. Washoe County Parks, Toiyabe National Forest, and Mt. Rose Wilderness Area, near Reno, Nevada, USA.

  • Distance
    6.44mi
    Elevation +
    791f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo ofMT. Rose but never made too much snow Photo ofMT. Rose but never made too much snow Photo ofMT. Rose but never made too much snow

    Mount Rose is the highest mountain in Washoe County, within the Carson Range of Nevada, United States. It ranks thirty-seventh among the most topographically prominent peaks in the state.It is also both the highest and m...

  • Galena Creek 2014-10-19

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    Distance
    5.33mi
    Elevation +
    1240f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofGalena Creek 2014-10-19 Photo ofGalena Creek 2014-10-19 Photo ofGalena Creek 2014-10-19

    Hike exploring the Galena Creek drainage from the Mt. Rose Highway. Nice area for fall colors, but a better route is waiting to be found...

  • Relay Peak 2013-06-09

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    Distance
    10.40mi
    Elevation +
    1722f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofRelay Peak 2013-06-09 Photo ofRelay Peak 2013-06-09 Photo ofRelay Peak 2013-06-09

    Loop hike to Relay Peak from Mt. Rose Summit trailhead on Nevada Hwy 431. Ascent via bike trail and service road, descent via Tahoe Rim Trail. Toiyabe National Forest, Washoe County, Nevada, USA.

  • Dry Pond 2011-06-11

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    Distance
    6.61mi
    Elevation +
    1020f
    TrailRank
    21
    Photo ofDry Pond 2011-06-11

    Dry Pond connector trail via the Whites Creek trail and Thomas Creek trail. Trailhead on Timberline Drive. Tahoe National Forest, Washoe County, Nevada, USA.

  • Distance
    19.91mi
    Elevation +
    2297f
    TrailRank
    19

    This amazing hike offers the most phenomenal views of Lake Tahoe. Doing the hike from this direction offers you a flat start after a brief climb to the trail. After Galena Falls you will find yourself climbing up behind ...

  • GalenaParkVisitorCenter-DryPond

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    Distance
    10.97mi
    Elevation +
    2126f
    TrailRank
    19

    Start from Galena Park Visitor Center.. hike up Jones Creek for 0.7 mile to the intersection.. If you turn left, you will be heading to Church's Pond.. This outing.. we will be going right for 1.5 miles to get to W...

  • Mt. Rose Trail

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    Distance
    5.10mi
    Elevation +
    2100f
    TrailRank
    19

    Hike on the Mt. Rose Trail, from the trailhead at the summit of Nevada Hwy 431 to the peak at 10776 feet (3285 m). Views of Lake Tahoe, Reno, and Washoe Valley.

  • Distance
    2.49mi
    Elevation +
    13f
    TrailRank
    17
    Photo ofCallahan Galena Montreux 5 mile total Photo ofCallahan Galena Montreux 5 mile total

    Popular five mile straight out and back trail, vast majority of it is in the trees. Enjoy Galena creek, four walking bridges, plus some views of the Montreux golf course, and the back yards of really nice looking houses ...

  • Distance
    3.03mi
    Elevation +
    955f
    TrailRank
    17
    Photo ofWhites Creek from Timberline Rd - Six miles RT Photo ofWhites Creek from Timberline Rd - Six miles RT

    Whites Creek to the wilderness sign is one of the nicest easy hikes in the area. Year around flowing creek, pine trees, easy uphill grade. The trail head has a basic pit restroom. If you want longer and more elevation...

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