Located in Nevada, the hiking in Reno is known for four scenic hikes. The best Reno hiking based on popularity are considered to be Ophir Creek Trail, Thomas Creek, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, and Prison Hill Recreation Area. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Reno hiking trail below.
Southwest of Reno, the Thomas Creek trail is a 12 mile round-trip trek along a rolling stream through an aspen filled canyon. Spring hikers will find plenty of wildflowers, while fall hikers will encounter awesome autumn colors. The altitude ranges from 7,400 feet to 9,800 feet.
Southeast Carson City, the 2,450 acre Prison Hill Recreation Area has miles of hiking trails. There are three trailhead parking areas serving these multi-use trails shared with mountain biking, horseback riding and ATV riding. To avoid motorized users, the best trailhead is the northern end trailhead.
Northeast of South Lake Tahoe, the 12,240 acre Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park has miles of trails leading into the backcountry. Within the park, there is also a stretch of the Tahoe Rim Trail and the historic Marlette Flume Trail. A popular place to start for hikers is the Spooner Lake trailhead.