Best Trails to Bike and Hike in Reno/Tahoe

July 18, 2022

Reno Bike and Hike Trails

Galena Creek Trailhead

A little over 2.5-miles, this trail takes you through the Nevada wilderness. With views of Mt. Rose, Galena Creek, and Nevada greenery, this is the perfect easy hike to get outside and get some fresh air. 

Hunter Lake Trail and Hunter Creek Trailhead

As a local favorite, this beautiful trail leads you to the Hunter Creek Falls on a 3-mile hike through the canyon. There is a small waterfall near the end of the hike.

Brown's Creek Trailhead

This 5-mile moderate hike takes you up and around the loop where you will see Washoe Lake and Reno. This is an excellent trail to bike or walk.

Whites Creek Trailhead

This non-paved trail is perfect for someone looking to start out hiking. The route takes you through trees, with beautiful views of Washoe Valley and a quiet creek. 

Many use it for snowshoeing because of its easy terrain. 

"G" Trailhead

G Trailhead is a simple 30-minute steady uphill hike behind Galena High School. Many people know this hill because of the white G on the hill. With beautiful views of Reno at the top of the hill, you will be pleasantly surprised you drive through a neighborhood to start the hike.

Tahoe Bike and Hike Trails

Tahoe East Shore Trail

This is the trail that goes around the Lake. In June 2019, the three-mile, 10-foot-wide paved path takes you from Incline Village to Sand Harbor State Park. By 2025 Tahoe hopes to have a completed trail around the Lake, making pedestrian traffic safe and more accessible around the Lake. 

64 Acre Tahoe Rim Trail Trailhead

This 165-mile-long trail makes a complete loop around Lake Tahoe with ten official trailheads. During the winter, some trailheads are closed, and some signs and markers are covered by snow. Make sure to take a map with you during the winter months. For the Summer months, this is the perfect way to see at the Lake and Mountains.

The entire hike will take you multiple days to complete, but most people start in Tahoe City or South Lake Tahoe and head in one direction and stop and head back. 

Lam Watah Nature Trail to Nevada Beach

Great biking and hiking trail where dogs are allowed. Lam Watah has stunning views of the meadows, wetlands, bird watching, and access to Nevada Beach.

Mccloud Falls Ride

A beautiful 6.4-mile round trip ride in West Shore Lake Tahoe. You will see seasonal wildflowers and a waterfall along this ride. 

Van Sickle Bi-State Park Waterfall Ride

This easier 2.5-mile round trip bike ride takes you on a steady uphill to see amazing views of Lake Tahoe and a waterfall.