Galena Creek Trail

Since the snow is melting up on the mountains I am beginning to venture more up there instead of down in the desert. The trails are fresh from being covered with snow all winter and awaiting me and mason to leave our footprints.
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Today we took a little hike to Galena Creek Regional Park. This trail is very easy to locate, as you’re going up Mt. Rose Highway it is a turnoff on the right next to a fire station. The division of forestry really has a nice set up at this park. There are picnic tables BBQ pits and lots of little benches scattered around the beginning of the trail. Perfect to spend the day up here hiking and having a feast afterwards.

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If you choose to explore up here there are many different trails you can choose from, some 1 mile long, but it can be almost 12 miles long if you connect to the other trails and just keep going. When you first see the trail you can either go left, up a steep hill, or right, over a bridge and have a more easy path. I like to go higher and prefer the hike that is more of a challenge, but that’s just me.gc4

I first discovered this trail back in high school. My parents had made an appointment to take a family portrait and to get some nice pictures with my brothers and I. The photographer brought us up to this park and it was beautiful! Since then I always come up and explore this spot a few times a year.  Also in the winter I like to explore this trail except with some heavy duty snowshoes on. With the changing of the weather it is time for me to pack up my winter gear and start looking for the new hot summer gear!

Galena Creek runs along this trail and it is such a beautfuil little stream and great to let your dogs cool off in during the hot summers. There are some rapids but there are also little pools that they can swim in.
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It’s going to be a beautiful spring weekend! Get out and explore this trail and share your pictures with me!

Happy Trails!

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1 Response to “Galena Creek Trail”


  1. 1 drew April 19, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    which trail does the expert suggest taking that has the best scenery?


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