Rim to Reno Trail is a hiking trail in Washoe County, Nevada. It is within Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and Mount Rose Wilderness Area. It is 12.6 miles long and begins at 9,072 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 25.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 5,781 feet. Near the end of the trail is an information guidepost.
Rim to Reno Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"At 18 miles, the newly built Rim to Reno Trail is a long hike by most standards. However, for those up to the task, the scenery is outstanding. Once past the popular Mount Rose Trail, solitude through the Mount Rose Wilderness is almost guaranteed. Seldom-seen views from the west side of the Carson Range are superb. Back on the east side, a sometimes steep drop into Thomas Creek canyon offers additional scenic delights, especially in fall when vast stands of quaking aspens turn a brilliant gold. Water is scarce away from Galena, Bronco, and Thomas Creeks, especially on the long traverse in the middle of the trip, so plan on carrying extra water."
--Mike White, Top Trails Lake Tahoe (Wilderness Press).
"One of the newer trails built by volunteers in association with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, this challenging route offers an extended journey through a remote section of the Mt. Rose Wilderness. After following a section of the highly popular Mt. Rose and Tahoe Rim Trails, the route leaves the masses behind and dives into and climbs out of the Bronco Creek drainage before embarking on a long traverse across the west flank of the Carson Range, enjoying some fantastic views along the way. After gaining the crest, the trail drops into lush Thomas Creek Canyon and then follows the tumbling stream down to the upper and lower ending trailheads."
--Mike White, Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region (Wilderness Press).
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