Fay-Luther Loop Trails

Gardnerville, Nevada 89410

Fay-Luther Loop Trails

Fay-Luther Loop Trails Professional Review and Guide

"Thanks to the efforts of the Carson Valley Trails Association, the Fay Canyon–Luther Creek area now has a fine network of trails crisscrossing the Sierra foothills through sagebrush scrub, Jeffrey pine forest, and riparian environments. Periodic views of the Carson Valley and the east side of the Carson Range provide visual treats from a variety of vantages.

The three loops below are described as stand-alone trips, but they could easily be combined with one another to form one giant loop of about 5 miles, with very little backtracking necessary. The area is quite popular with the equestrian crowd, so hikers should be prepared to move off the trail as necessary. Anyone seeking a longer trip can combine any of these loops with the journey up the canyon."

More Fay-Luther Loop Trails Professional Reviews and Guides

"Stretched along the lower slopes of Jobs Peak in the Carson River valley, this superlative singletrack meanders from highland desert scrub into shady montane forest and back again.

The route begins among big sage, bitterbrush, and desert peach, with great views in all directions. The Sandy Trail is aptly named, but the incline is gentle, so the hiking is easy, if exposed and potentially hot. Pass the doggie waste station, the California National Historic Trail marker (part of the route used by emigrants to California’s fabled gold country), and the California/Nevada state border as you climb, staying left (southwest) at junctions with the Jobs Peak Ranch Trail.

A bench in the shade of a massive Jeffrey pine, on the verge of the transition from high desert to montane environments, sports incredible views across the Carson River valley and up the mountain front."

"This superlative loop meanders along the lower slopes of Jobs Peak in the Carson River valley, passing from pristine highland desert scrub into shady montane forest and back again."

Fay-Luther Loop Trails Reviews

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7/28/2009
This is a cool horse trail for someone that wants a quick work out. As you can see by the map picture there are a few trails that branch out from the main trail. But all in all a good work out and the views aren't bad either. Lots of steep up hill toward the top, and a lot of sand at the beginning of the trail.
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