Fay Canyon–Luther Creek

Gardnerville, Nevada

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The Fay Canyon–Luther Creek Trail is one of the only routes at this end of Carson Valley where hikers, bikers, and equestrians can travel on a maintained trail from the valley floor up an eastside Sierra canyon. After a mile-long romp through sagebrush and forest, the trail generally stays a good distance away from Luther Creek on the way up Fay Canyon, so packing extra water would be a wise move. Views up the canyon toward 10,630-foot Jobs Peak are quite impressive, made even more so in autumn when the aspen-lined drainage is ablaze with color. Additional views during the ascent include the agricultural ranchlands of Carson Valley with a fine backdrop from the Pine Nut Mountains to the east.
Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region

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Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region

by Mike White (Wilderness Press)

The Fay Canyon–Luther Creek Trail is one of the only routes at this end of Carson Valley where hikers, bikers, and equestrians can travel on a maintained trail from the valley floor up an eastside Sierra canyon. After a mile-long romp through sagebrush and forest, the trail generally stays a good distance away from Luther Creek on the way up Fay Canyon, so packing extra water would be a wise move.

Views up the canyon toward 10,630-foot Jobs Peak are quite impressive, made even more so in autumn when the aspen-lined drainage is ablaze with color. Additional views during the ascent include the agricultural ranchlands of Carson Valley with a fine backdrop from the Pine Nut Mountains to the east.

© 2016 Mike White/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Gardnerville
Distance: 8
Elevation Gain: 2,575 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4-5 hours
Season: Best April through October
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest at 775-882-2766, www.fs.usda.gov /htnf; BLM at 775-885-6000, blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/carson_city_field.html
Local Maps: USGS 7.5-minute Woodfords
Driving Directions: Directions to Fay Canyon–Luther Creek

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