Hunter Creek Trails

So the past few months I have heard so much of “Hunter Creek” and how beautiful and amazing it is. I had never heard of this trail and had no idea where it was. But my adventurous spirit needed to check it out. The first time I went out, I knew the general area it was in, North-West Reno, but wasn’t quiet sure where… So Mason and I just drove around, found a trail we thought may have been it, but it was boring and bland. So I knew I had missed.

This last week I was on spring break from school, so I thought I would try to find the mysterious Hunter Creek Trail again. This time I was wise and brought a resource with me: my friend Heather who knew where the trail was and had been there before. It was a beautiful spring morning but unfortunately I had to work at 2:00 so I didn’t have enough time to make it to the best part of this trail…the waterfalls.

Regardless… this trail is NOT hidden at all; I do not know why I couldn’t find it before. Blonde moment I guess. Haha. To get to this trail you head west on Mayberry drive off of McCarran Blvd. You will turn left onto Plateau Rd, follow this and turn right onto Woodchuck Dr. KEEP GOING. This is where I stopped the first time, because you will see a place to park on a trail. This is not it. Follow Woodchuck Dr. over the hill and then you will see the park, with parking and the trailhead.

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I hiked for 2.5 miles, so 5 miles round trip and did not see the waterfalls. I hear they are about 3 miles in or so… I was so close! Anyways, the trail starts off easy and wide, with little shade, and just in desert terrain. As you continue the trail gets narrow, rocky and some parts very steep. hc2
About 2 miles in you start to end the forest and will have some shade, but make sure to bring water for you and your pups. In the early spring the snow is still melting and it makes the trail slippery and muddy .. who doesn’t love mud?!

When I had to turn around, because of time constraints, I had stopped at the perfect place…

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I can’t wait to try this trail out again when I have the whole afternoon to explore and see the still mysterious waterfalls, and possibly go swimming in them with Mason. But regardless, it was a beautiful afternoon that I enjoyed spending with my friends and my dog.
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Want to find out more information on Hunter Creek Trail? Check it out here!

Have you been on this trail before and made it to the waterfalls?! Share you experience with me!
And as always

Happy Trails!
@RachelRoen

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1 Response to “Hunter Creek Trails”


  1. 1 drew March 24, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Looks like an amazing trail. I bet the waterfalls would have been awesome as well!


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