C-Hill is a popular summit just northwest of downtown Carson City, Nevada. Characterized by the “C” representing Carson City located on its east-facing slope. C-Hill does a good job elevating you above the capital city of Nevada. While not high by any means, C-Hill is surprisingly scenic. It offers a pleasant desert landscape, with views to the Sierra Nevada Mountains directly to the West, and views to the desert peaks of the east. In addition, there are opportunities for scrambling due to the number of boulders at the summit. There is no shade on this hike so bring ample water.  Hikers can find trail heads off Curry Street just south of downtown or off of King St.

This 1.90 mile, out and back trail, generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 1 h 22 min to complete. This is a popular trail for hiking, horseback riding, and other nature trips, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day. The trail is open year-round, but the best times to visit are March through September. Dogs are welcome and may be off-leash in some areas.

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