Windy Hill Trail

This morning the air was chilled, the sun was bright and it was perfect for a hike before I had to go to school and be stuck inside all day. Normally I wouldn’t get to enjoy the morning sunrise since I work at 4:30 each morning. Anyways, Mason and I had a few hours so we thought we would head over to Audrey Harris Park on top of windy hill.

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I am not sure which I love more though – the hike up here or driving to get to the park. The drive here you see so many ranches , horses, ostriches, peacocks, chickens, cows, bulls, longhorns… The list goes on. It is a awesome small back road and it is a dangerous drive because you just want to look at your surroundings! But anyways, the view from up on top of this hill is amazing. I do not know of any other place in Reno where you get a complete 360 degree view of Reno.

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During the winter the city closes off the gates so you cant get to the parking lot, but since it is spring the gates are open and there is about ten parking spots and you can see the trail winding down the hillside leading into Bartley Ranch.

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This hike is not as beautiful as it use to be though. Back in 2011 a huge fire raged through these mountains ruining some houses and lots of wild land. The scenery is still beautiful and slowly growing back but you can still see the scorched fences and trees surrounding the area.

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Have you checked out this beautiful hot spot in Reno? Share you pictures with me below!

Until next time,

Happy Trails!

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1 Response to “Windy Hill Trail”


  1. 1 drew April 15, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Can you ride horses at Bartley Ranch


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