Keystone Canyon

This afternoon, despite it being a little windy, I wanted to enjoy the sunshine and do one of my favorite hikes in North Reno; Keystone Canyon.

To get to this trail head your going to head north on I-580 and exit on North McCarran, and turn left. Keep driving on McCarran until you reach Leadership Parkwary and turn right. There is a lot of parking all along this road. However if you keep driving on Leadership Parkway it will bring you to a few different trailheads, for East Keystone Trail, Keystone Canyon Trailhead, and, wait for it…. West Keystone Trailhead. So the choice is yours! I usually chose the one with the least cars.


This trail is great for mountain biking especially the lower one that is the easiest access. It is flat and curvy and does offer some challenging terrain, but nothing to extreme. photo (7) What I like to do on this trail, is create my own path. I just start hiking up the side of a mountain, not a trail. This is more of a physically challenging way to hike, and more exciting for me.

Once you’re at the top of the mountain you can see the Univeristy of Nevada, Reno below you, and have a clomplete 180 degree view of the city. Just try not to blow away.  My friend that accompanied me, Heather, and I were blowing over it was rediculous! It seems like even on not windy days, when you’re way up here, it is like a tornado.

This hike is great if you want to spend a couple hours outdoors without driving too far out of the way. You can enjoy the fresh mountain air and your dog will love being able to run and explore.

Have you ever been to the Keystone Canyon trails before? If not go check them out this week and tell me what you think of them! Or if you’re in the mood to be near some water this week check out my blog on the Truckee River and head down there!

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Happy Trails!


1 Response to “Keystone Canyon”

  1. 1 drew March 24, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Good looking pooch

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