Reno

Reno is the gateway to the Lake Tahoe area and an adventure in its own right. With comfortable lodging and delicious food and drink in town to day trips into the Sierras, Reno is an under-the-radar mecca for anyone who loves the mountains.

Top Adventures in Reno

  • Fly Fish the Truckee River from Wingfield Park

    At just 121 miles long from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake, the Truckee River continues to produce the largest trout in the Lower 48. Fly fisherman commonly divide the river into two reaches – East & West, and there is excellent fishing to be foun...

  • Hike Hunter Creek Trail

    Just outside of Reno find a fun little hike through the hills along a creek, ending at a beautiful waterfall.  The trail is heavily trafficked and easy to follow with two creek crossings.  It is mostly a moderate but steady climb on the way out, w...

    6 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Stand-Up Paddleboard at the Sparks Marina

    The Sparks Marina, just minutes from downtown Reno, is a convenient and fun place to learn how to SUP or to spend an afternoon out on the lake. The Sparks Marina Park has ample parking and several places to put in, but there are also numerous othe...

  • Hike the Highland Loop Trail

    Hidden Valley Park is a large, 480-acre regional park in southeast Reno, of which 65 acres are developed that features an extensive trail network along with equestrian grounds, a dog park, playground, and numerous other features. The Highland Loop...

    2.3 miles 500 ft gain

  • Fly Fish the Truckee River

    At just 121 miles long from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake, the Truckee River continues to produce the largest trout in the Lower 48. Fly fisherman commonly divide the river into two reaches – East & West. And just outside of Reno in the small tow...

  • A Lazy (Fun) Float Down the River

    Start your day by heading to Tahoe City where the East and North Shores of Lake Tahoe meet. Be sure to grab supplies along the way including drinks, picnic lunch, sunscreen, coolers, floating devices (if you aren’t interested in renting) and may...

  • Hike the Jones Whites Creek Loop

    Starting at about 6500 ft of elevation Jones Creek Trail is a 9.2 mi loop trail starting in Galena Creek Park. The park itself is very accessible off of Mt. Rose Highway, parking is free, and there is plenty of it during a typical weekend. When en...

    9.2 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Hike the Jones Creek Loop

    Nestled in a forested area on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, Galena Creek Regional Park is seven miles up the Mt. Rose Highway from the intersection with I-580. Galena Creek flows through the park creating separate north and south portion...

    1.7 miles 200 ft gain

  • Church's Pond via the Jones-Whites Loop Trail

    Church's pond is a small body of water located at the top of a 2,000+ ft. trail. The trail is a 6.4 mile out-and-back hike through a well shaded forest.  For the first 0.6 miles the trail follows a peaceful creek, before upping the steepness as it...

    6.4 miles 2114 ft gain

  • Ski or Snowboard Mt. Rose

    The Resort is located about 30 miles (50 km) south of Reno in the Carson Range. Mt. Rose is Tahoe's highest base elevation at about 8,260 ft (2,520 m) and the summit is 9,700 ft (3,000 m). The resort area is 1,200 acres (4.9 km2), and is located i...

  • Hike to Summit of Mt. Rose

    This challenging hike offers great views of the greater Tahoe area. The first part of the hike to the waterfall is relatively easy, but once you pass that, you'll be doing a decent climb to the summit. During the summer months, you'll want to get ...

    9.7 miles 2198 ft gain

  • Galena Falls Hike

    This hike gives you Falls, Vistas and Wildflowers and is just an incredibly beautiful day hike that begins 8,990’ at the Mt. Rose Trailhead and Parking Plaza off of Mt. Rose Hwy. Begin your journey by reading the fantastic interpretive signs near ...

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      Overview Lookout Campground is located on the California/Nevada border just west of Reno, Nevada. It sits at an elevation of 6,770 feet in a large aspen grove. It is not a highly developed campgrou...

    • Reno, Nevada

      Mount Rose (Nv)

      Overview Mount Rose Campground is conveniently located between Reno and Lake Tahoe just off scenic Mount Rose Highway. Visitors love the campground for its proximity to excellent hiking trails and ...

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      Boca Rest Campground

      Overview Boca Rest Campground is located along the shores of Boca Reservoir, 20 minutes from Truckee, California. Visitors enjoy the area for its boating, swimming, fishing and abundant hiking oppo...

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      Overview Emigrant Group Campground is located alongside the beautiful Stampede Reservoir.  The campground is located approximately 30 minutes from the town of Truckee, Calif. Visitors enjoy the are...

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