Evans Canyon Trail

Rancho San Rafael, Nevada

Elevation Gain48ft
Trailhead Elevation4,870ft
Elevation Min/Max4863/4881ft
Elevation Start/End4870/4870ft

Evans Canyon Trail

Evans Canyon Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Reno, Nevada. It is within Rancho San Rafael and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 4,870 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 48 feet. Along the trail there are a sand and a wetland. This trail connects with the following: The Snake, Evans/Keystone Connector and Miner's Trail.

Evans Canyon Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"The Evans Canyon Trail is a delightful path that has become even more enjoyable with recent improvements. The riparian environment along intermittent Evans Creek, augmented by water from the Highland Ditch, is very unique amid the otherwise typically dry sagebrush zone common to the lower slopes of Peavine Peak. Beyond this lush setting, the trail snakes its way up the canyon on two loop variations of 2.2 and 3.4 miles.

Thanks mainly to the efforts of volunteers coordinated by the Truckee Meadows Trail Association, the trail is in great condition and the vegetation in the upper part of the canyon is in the process of restoration. Nearly surrounded by the signs of civilization, the Evans Canyon Trail is a magnificent getaway easily accessible to residents of the Truckee Meadows."

"Follow Evans Creek through a steep-sided canyon, venturing into a cleft of high desert landscape embedded in suburban Reno."

"On this loop, hikers and mountain bikers can travel the two main canyons, Evans and Keystone, in the only part of the Peavine area that is currently closed to motorized vehicles.

Ongoing efforts by Washoe County, the Forest Service, and a group of dedicated volunteers have given sections of the trails a much-needed refurbishing, resulting in increased use by hikers, mountain bikers, joggers, and dog walkers. Other than some of the mountain bikers, only a small percentage of trail users seem to make the journey between the two canyons."

"Trace the course of little Evans Creek through a steep-sided canyon, venturing into a high desert landscape that feels secluded despite being embedded in suburban Reno."

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Trail Information

Rancho San Rafael
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Rancho San Rafael
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
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Sep 2018