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.
To reach the trailhead from Reno, head south on US395. Turn right heading southwest on SR431 for 7 miles. Turn right on Timberline Road and stay left at intersection. Follow across creek and around the south side of the meadow. Note: This is a rough rouad and requires 4 wheel drive.
Overall, Thomas Creek is the 17th most popular hiking trail of all 20 hikes in Nevada.