Hiking The Prison Hill Recreation Area

The 20th most popular hiking trail in Nevada.

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Southeast Carson City, the 2,450 acre Prison Hill Recreation Area has trails open to hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and ATV riding. There are three trailhead parking areas.

The northern end trailhead is located off East Fifth Street near River Road. It provides access to non-motorized trails.

The main parking area is located on the eastern end of Koontz Lane. It provides access to a loop trail at the top of Prison Hill with a nice vista.

The trailhead at the southern end provides access to motorized-use routes. These routes include a small loop trail system and several sandy washes.

Overall, Prison Hill Recreation Area is the 20th most popular hiking trail of all 20 hikes in Nevada. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Prison Hill Recreation Area including Ophir Creek Trail, Thomas Creek and Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park.

Prison Hill Recreation Area Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  BLM (775) 885-6000; Nevada Tourism (800) NEVADA-8.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Nevada" from Bruce Grubbs

Reference Source:  click here https://www.blm.gov/nevada

GPS:  39.1047, -119.7338

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  7/15/2016

ID:  17284

Prison Hill Recreation Area Hiking Map


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