Hunter Creek Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"A narrow, deceptively strenuous trail ascends from dry desert to a waterfall on Hunter Creek that remains vigorous into the dry months of late summer and fall. To begin, the route climbs with deceptive steepness for more than 2 miles through Eshadeless desert scrub, with rock outcrops jutting from steep parched hillsides. You can count the shade trees on one hand.But by trail’s end you are immersed in a montane yellow pine forest, shady and cooling. The route follows ridgebacks between creek drainages, with the water sometimes obvious and sometimes hidden below and shielded by trees. Hunter Creek Falls are a striking destination, rumbling down a steep face at a flat spot in the woods, with fallen logs offering perfect benches for resting and regrouping before the return leg or continuing into the high country."
--Tracy Salcedo-Chourre, Best Hikes Near Reno and Lake Tahoe (Falcon Guides).
"A once-undiscovered hike on the very edge of Reno leads to some surprises for first-time visitors, including a significant waterfall, lush meadows, and a forest grotto more reminiscent of a coastal hike than a foray into the eastern Sierra. Although the first couple of miles are shadeless, the tread is rough in spots, and rumors of rattlesnakes persist, numerous treasures await those who persevere beyond the initial stretch of trail."
--Mike White, Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region (Wilderness Press).
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