Rim to Reno Trail

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Nevada

Elevation Gain5,781ft
Trailhead Elevation9,072ft
Elevation Min/Max7344/9772ft
Elevation Start/End9072/9073ft

Rim to Reno Trail

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. This trail connects with the following: Rim to Rose, Upper Thomas Creek Trail, Rim to Reno North Loop and National Forest Development Road 049.

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Top Trails Lake Tahoe (Wilderness Press)
Mike White
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"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." Read more
Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region (Wilderness Press)
Mike White
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"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." Read more

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Trail Information

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Nearby City
Mount Rose Wilderness Area
Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest at 775-882-2766, www.fs.usda.gov/htnf
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-minute Mount Rose, Mt. Rose NW (part of trail not shown); HTNF Mount Rose Wilderness (part of trail not shown); CVTA Rim to Reno Regional Trail System
Local Maps

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Dec 2018