Take a hike Reno people only please

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Take a hike Reno people only please

It's because not only is it a great hike to a waterfall, it's close enough to Reno that it's possible to hike after work during long, spring and summer evenings. The quality and accessibility of the trail is also why we chose it as the place to invite you to hike with us on Thursday, June The idea is to find a small group of people who would like to myself on the trail for an after work hike Take a hike Reno people only please will provide a good workout, some great scenery and a chance to share with each other what we like about the outdoors opportunities in the region.

We're going to meet between p. The plan is to leave from the Michael D. Thompson Trailhead and parking area on Woodchuck Circle. From there we'll hike the approximately three miles to the waterfall before returning, hopefully, to the parking area by about p. I recently hiked the route again to get a more precise read on the terrain, highlights and time so people who haven't hiked it before can have an idea of what they're in for when they us.

The trail departs from the parking area along a gravel road and drops to Hunter Creek, which as of Thursday was flowing strong. Hikers can use stepping stones, walk through the water or cross the stream via a pair of wide planks that have been placed over the water. After the first creek crossing the trail starts climbing until it gets to the edge of the Mt. Rose Wilderness Area. After the marking the wilderness boundary it continues up the canyon and the increased elevation provides views of downtown Reno in one direction and the aspen and pine-filled canyon and mountain peaks in the other. The most challenging part of the ascent includes a couple steep, but short, grades and two places where hikers need to traverse rock slides that cover the route.

Near the top the trail enters the trees for the final stretch and includes one more creek crossing, which people can make by stepping through the water or by crossing on some logs that have been placed over the gap. Finally, we'll reach the payoff. In this case the payoff is the Hunter Creek Falls, which is actually two sets of falls framed by steep rocky banks and forested hillsides.

Take a hike Reno people only please

There's plenty of space to safely access the falls to enjoy the cool water and shoot photos. We'll probably spend about 15 minutes at the top before heading back to the trailhead. It took me just under 90 minutes to reach the falls from the parking area, including about 18 minutes of break time. My average pace on the way up was 2.

Take a hike Reno people only please

The return to the parking lot took an hour and seven minutes with less than two minutes of rest time. At that pace we would have completed the hike in a little over two-and-a-half hours, which would make our return time around 8 p. Sunset on the date of the hike is p.

Take a hike Reno people only please

Since we're traveling in wilderness group size is limited. If you'd like to please me at bspillman rgj. Be sure to come prepared with sturdy, comfortable shoes, water, snacks and at least one extra layer to wear when the temperature drops. It's free! Facebook Twitter. Mandatory Reno: You can't not hike to this waterfall.

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Take a hike Reno people only please

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Mandatory Reno: You can't not hike to this waterfall