Galena Creek Nature Trail

Carson City, Nevada 89704

Galena Creek Nature Trail

Galena Creek Nature Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Galena Creek begins, as most mountain streams do, as a trickle in the snow-packed heights. But by the time it reaches the lowland park that shares its name, it’s a rumbling, tumbling, defining watercourse. Kid-friendly and popular, the Galena Creek Nature Trail explores the ecotone that surrounds the creek.

The stream is particularly raucous in spring and early summer, when engorged with meltwater generated in the heights of the Mount Rose Wilderness. Later in the season it mellows, inviting foot-soaking or, if the flow is slow enough, water play. But regardless of the season and its vigor, Galena Creek supports a riparian strip lively with aspen and willow. On the slopes farther from the water, a lovely lower montane yellow pine forest, dominated by Jeffrey and ponderosa pines, thrives."

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Trail Information

Carson City
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
0.9
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
45 minutes to 1 hour
Duration
Late spring, summer, and fall
Season
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Washoe City NV
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Aug 2018