Lower Thomas Creek Trail

After a week of not so great weather, 70’s, then cold wind, then rain, then SNOW, and back to 70 degree weather it felt good to get back out and hike again. As you all could probably tell I went on hiking hiatus last week because of the SNOW in APRIL in NEVADA. Anyways, I had a few hours in the afternoon after I got off work because my first class was cancelled so I decided to hit the trails!

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I only had about an hour before I had to be to class so I wanted to go somewhere close with Mason. We decided to check out Arrowcreek Park (right outside the gated community) and this park connects with Lower Thomas Creek Trail.

It is real simple to get to this park and trailhead. Just get on Arrowcreek Parkway in south Reno and head west all the way to the top as far as you can before the gated community. The park will be on your left.

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I will be doing a two-part blog on Thomas Creek Trail because it is very long and one post is just not enough! Although the weather was warm and clear for the first time in days, our hike was affected by the smoke produced by a controlled burn forest fire just a few miles ahead of us.

This trail is very thin and narrow, but not steep so great for mountain biking. There is also a little creek that runs along the majority of the trail for you or your pups to cool off in. (I went for a dip in my shoes of course….) But other than that I am going to be honest with you; the surroundings aren’t gorgeous ( except your view of Mt. Rose) and the creek is very…dry.

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Regardless, Mason and I still had a blast and got muddy and enjoyed the warm spring afternoon. Looking for a bit more water to splash around in? Check out my Lake Tahoe Blog!

Also, I can not wait to share with you all the trails I have explored that I will be talking about next week! So check back soon!

As always,

Happy Trails!

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2 Responses to “Lower Thomas Creek Trail”


  1. 1 drew April 13, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Is the creek water running or stagnant?


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