Truckee Meadows Trails Challenge
2020 Guided Hikes
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All hikes begin at 9:00 AM and are approximately two miles long.

Adventure Series hikes are 4-5 miles long. Please bring plenty of water on each hike!

Truckee Meadows Nature Study Area

January 25, 2020

Directions: From Idlewild park, take a right onto Booth street and head South toward Keystone Avenue. Take a left on Keystone and head North towards I-80 East. Take exit 20 (Sparks Blvd.) and then turn right onto Veterans Pkwy. Head South approximately 2 miles until you reach Pembroke Drive. Take a right onto Pembroke Drive and then take a quick left into the Rosewood Lakes Golf course parking lot.

Restrooms are available

Dogs are not permitted on this hike

Sparks Marina

February 29, 2020

Directions: From Idlewild park, take a right on Booth Street and head South toward Keystone Avenue. Take a left on Keystone Avenue and head North towards I-80 East. Stay on I-80 East for approximately 5 miles and then take exit 19 (South McCarron Blvd.). Take a left onto South McCarron Blvd. and head North toward E. Lincoln way. Take a right on E. Lincoln way and then take a right onto Howard Drive. Finally, take a left into the large parking lot and you'll have arrived at you destination.

Restrooms are available

Dogs are allowed on this hike

Keystone Canyon (Adventure Series)

March 7, 2019

Directions: From Idlewild park, turn right onto Hunter Lake Drive and head South toward Mayberry Drive. Take a right onto Mayberry Drive and head East towards S McCarron Blvd. for approximately 2 miles. Turn right onto S McCarron Blvd. and head North for approximately 4 miles. Then turn left onto Leadership Pkwy and the trailhead will be on your right. Make sure to take EAST Keystone Canyon Trailhead.

Credit to: Andrew Fickert

Restrooms are not available

Dogs are allowed on this hike

Washoe Lake State Park: Sand Dune Hike

March 28, 2020

Directions: From Idlewild park, take a right onto Booth street and head South toward Keystone Avenue. Take a left on Keystone and head North towards I-80 East. Merge onto I-80 East and head towards exit 15 (I-580 S/US-395). Head South on I-580 for approximately 21 miles and then take exit 44 (Eastlake Blvd.) Take a left onto Eastlake Blvd. and head East for approximately 4 miles. The entrance to the park will be on your left.

Restrooms are available

Dogs are allowed on this hike

Ballardini Ranch

April 25, 2020

 

Directions: From Idlewild park, take a right on Hunter Lake Drive and head South toward Plumb lane. Turn left onto Plumb lane and head East to until you get to Plumas Street. Turn right onto Plumas Street and head South for approximtely 2 miles. Next, take a left on South McCarron Blvd. then turn right onto Lakeside Drive. Head South on Lakeside Drive for approximately 2 miles and then turn right onto Lone Tree Drive. The Trailhead will be on the right.

Credit to: Phillip Beesley

Restrooms are available

Dogs are allowed on this hike

Tom Cooke Trail (Adventure Series)

May 2, 2020

Directions:  From Idlewild park, turn right onto Hunter Lake Drive and head South toward Mayberry Drive. Take a right onto Mayberry Drive and head East for approximately 5 miles. Turn left onto West 4th Street then take a left onto Woodland Avenue. Head straight for a quarter mile to the park entrance. approximately 0.5 miles and then turn right into Mayberry Park.

Credit to: Abbey Marcotte

Restrooms are available

Dogs are allowed on this hike

Wedekind Regional Park

May 30, 2020

Directions: From Idlewild park, take a right on Booth Street and head South toward Keystone Avenue. Take a left on Keystone Avenue and head North towards I-80 East. Merge onto I-80 East and head towards exit 18 (Pyramid Way/ NV-445 N). Take exit 18 and head straight on Pyramid Way for approximately 3 miles. Next, turn right onto disc drive and then take a final right into the park entrance.

Credit to: Robert Ross

Restrooms are available

Dogs are allowed on this hike

Credit to: Matt Konig

Evans Canyon

June 27, 2020

Restrooms are not available

Dogs are allowed on this hike

Directions: From Idlewild park, turn right onto Hunter Lake Drive and head South toward Mayberry Drive. Take a right onto Mayberry Drive and head East towards S McCarron Blvd. for approximately 2 miles. Turn right onto S McCarron Blvd. and head North for approximately 6 miles. Turn left on N Virginia Street and then take a left into the Reno Sports Complex.

Jones Creek Loop

July 25, 2020

Directions: From Idlewild park, take a right onto Booth street and head South toward Keystone Avenue. Take a left on Keystone and head North towards I-80 East. Merge onto I-80 East and head towards exit 15 (I-580 S/US-395). Head South on I-580 for approximately 10 miles and then take exit 56 (NV-431 W/Mt. Rose Hwy). Stay on Mt. Rose highway for approximately 6 miles and then turn right into the Galena Visitor Center then take another right into the parking lot.

Credit to: Robert Paul

Restrooms are available

Dogs are allowed on this hike

Browns Creek

August 1, 2020

Directions: From Idlewild park, take a right onto Booth street and head South toward Keystone Avenue. Take a left on Keystone and head North towards I-80 East. Merge onto I-80 East and head towards exit 15 (I-580 S/US-395). Head South on I-580 for approximately 10 miles and then take exit 56 (NV-431 W/Mt. Rose Hwy). Stay on Mt. Rose highway for approximately 6 miles and then turn left onto Joy Lake Road. Drive approximately 1.5 miles down Joy Lake Road and a small parking area will be on your left.

Credit to: Jill Jackson

Restrooms are not available

Dogs are allowed on this hike

Tahoe Meadows

August 29, 2020

Directions: From Idlewild park, take a right onto Booth street and head South toward Keystone Avenue. Take a left on Keystone and head North towards I-80 East. Merge onto I-80 East and head towards exit 15 (I-580 S/US-395). Head South on I-580 for approximately 10 miles and then take exit 56 (NV-431 W/Mt. Rose Hwy). Head Southwest on Mt. Rose Hwy. for approximately 18 miles and your destination will be on the left.

Credit to: Breck Tuttle

Restrooms are available

Dogs are allowed on this hike

Vista-Campello Loop

September 26, 2020

Restrooms are available

Dogs are allowed on this hike

Directions: From Idlewild park, take a right onto Booth street and head South toward Keystone Avenue. Take a left on Keystone and head North towards I-80 East. Merge onto I-80 East and head towards exit 20 (Sparks Blvd.). Take exit 20 and then turn left onto Sparks Blvd. Head North for approximately 4 miles and then take a right onto Disc Drive. Next, take a right onto Vista Blvd. and head approximately 4 miles Northeast until you reach Homerun Drive. Take a right onto Homerun Drive and head towards the traffic circle. The entrance to the park will be on your right. The trailhead will be located by the baseball fields on the north end of Golden Eagle Regional Park

Hunter Creek (Adventure Series)

October 3, 2020

Directions: From Idlewild park, turn right onto Hunter Lake Drive and head South toward Mayberry Drive. Turn right on Mayberry Drive and head West for approximately 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Plateau Road and head South for approximately 1 mile then turn right onto Woodchuck Circle. The trailhead will be on the right.

Restrooms are available

Dogs are allowed on this hike

Idlewild Park to Ivan Sack

October 24, 2020

Restrooms are available

Dogs are allowed on this hike

Directions: Idlewild Park (50 Cowan Drive, Reno, NV 89509)

Huffaker Hills: Lookout Trail

November 21, 2020

Restrooms are available

Dogs are allowed on this hike

Directions: From Idlewild park, turn right onto Hunter Lake Drive and head South toward Plumb Lane. Turn left onto W Plumb Lane and head East towards Plumas Street. Take a right on Plumas Street and head South for approximately 2 miles then take a left onto S McCarron Blvd. Head East on McCarron Blvd for approximately 3 miles and then take a right onto Alexander Lake Road. Head Southeast on Alexander Lake Road for approximately 1 mile and the trailhead will be on the right.

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