Hiking Trails

Nestled at the center of Nevada’s Eastern Sierra mountain range, Carson City affords visitors access to many scenic hiking trails—many of which connect to Lake Carson City hiking trailsTahoe hiking trails for unending adventure.

Beginner hiking trails include a mile-long loop that winds along a portion of the Carson River at Riverview Park, a 109-acre natural area with miles of traversing trails. Brochures at the trailhead are available for self-guided tours, and benches near the river provide multiple areas to relax.

Another beginner route is at Longview Ranch, where 1.9 miles of paved paths connect with a portion of the old V&T Railroad. Dirt trails leave from the paved sections and take hikers who want more advanced climbs up the Sierra Nevada foothills and toward summits overlooking Lake Tahoe’s wilderness.

More hiking trails in and around Carson City are listed below, and additional information is at NevadaTrailMaps.com:

Trail Name Length Elevation Difference
C Hill Trail 0.5 Miles 60 ft.
Carson City MVU 0 Miles 4200 ft.
Centennial Park 3.5 Miles 260 ft.
Chimney Beach 3.7 Miles 1803 ft.
Davis Creek Discovery 1 Mile 80 ft.
Davis Creek Nature Trail 0.7 Miles negligible
Deadmans Creek Loop 2.3 Miles 322 ft.
Dry Pond 2.1 Miles 450 ft.
Duck Hill Ohv Trail System 6.3 Miles 1722 ft.
Empire Ranch Trail 1.75 Miles negligible
Fay-luther Canyon 3.5 Miles 977 ft.
Hidden Beach Trail System 0.5 Miles negligible
Jobs Peak Ranch 2.25 Miles 520 ft.
Jones/Whites Creek 9.1 Miles 1893 ft.
Jumbo Grade 10 Miles 945 ft.
Lake Tahoe Nevada Backcountry Trails 0 Miles negligible
Leviathan OHV 50 Miles negligible
Little Washoe Lake Trail 1.33 Miles negligible
Longview Ranch Trails 1.9 Miles 40 ft.
Lower Galena Creek 1.6 Miles 500 ft.
Lower Thomas Creek 2.3 Miles 720 ft.
Lower Whites Creek 3.3 Miles 900 ft.
Marlette Flume Trail 5 Miles 100 ft.
Mexican Ditch Trail 4 Miles 20 ft.
Mt. Rose Peak 4.6 Miles 1930 ft.
Mud Lake MVU 18.5 Miles 800 ft.
North Canyon Trail 4.2 Miles 1100 ft.
Ophir Creek 7.5 Miles 3379 ft.
Prison Hill 6.3 Miles 794 ft.
Red House Flume Trail 2.6 Miles 150 ft.
Riverview Park Trail 2.5 Miles negligible
Round Hill Pines Trail 4.4 Miles 264 ft.
Sand Harbor To Memorial Point Trail 0.7 Miles negligible
Silver Saddle Ranch Trails 4 Miles 100 ft.
Slide Mt Trail 0.4 Miles 188 ft.
Spooner Loop 2.17 Miles negligible
Tahoe Meadows Interpretive Trail 1.15 Miles negligible
Tahoe Rim Trail 164.8 Miles 4098 ft.
Thomas Creek 7.8 Miles 3745 ft.
Tunnel Creek Road 2.8 Miles 1394 ft.
V and T Trail 1 Mile 60 ft.
Washoe Lake Overlook Trail 0.78 Miles 200 ft.
Whites Canyon Route 6 Miles 1887 ft.

Local shops offer trail maps, and backcountry tours can also be arranged. Call us for more information, 1-800-NEVADA-1.

Additional Carson City Trail Resources
Carson City Parks & Recreation
Link to the City’s Open Space and Trails information
Information about Nevada’s many recreational trails
City Biking Trails
Mountain Biking Trails
Rafting & Kayaking
Hiking Trails