Hidden Valley Regional Park Trails

Reno, Nevada 89520

Hidden Valley Regional Park Trails

Hidden Valley Regional Park Trails Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Hidden Valley Regional Park offers a lot of possibilities for people who enjoy the outdoors, including hikers. Besides the five designated trails within park boundaries, myriad unimproved use trails and old roads wind through the western front of the ochre-colored slopes of the Virginia Range. The mountains’ colorful hues are the result of moisture from geothermal activity interacting with the minerals in the soil.

While joggers, dog walkers, and casual hikers frequent the
gently graded loop trails on the valley floor, serious hikers are drawn to the Highland Trail, a 2.3-mile loop that climbs halfway up the hillside for superb views of the Truckee Meadows and the Carson Range. Fortunate visitors also may see some of the area’s wild horses."

Hidden Valley Regional Park Trails Trip Reports

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This is a really great hiking area with nice loop trails, and perfect for dogs. At the entrance of the park is an inviting grass field to relax on a blanket or throw a ball or frisbee around. There are also tennis and volleyball courts, horse rings, and a nice gazebo-covered picnic area with barbecues and trees. But the dog park areas are what this place is all about for me. It is a very good place to take your pup for a play date. You might even see some wild horses, which is super exciting! A few things to keep in mind: beware of rattle snakes and the occasional sand scorpion. Because there are many trail options, its easy to get lost. Look out for the way point markers. The park has both easy and moderate trails, great for leisurely walking but there are some more difficult paths you can hike on if you are looking for a more challenging workout, with excellent views all around. These trails are shared with the occasional mountain bikers riding the 6.5 mi loop. There's not a lot of shade so the hot sun can be unforgiving, so pack water and stay hydrated (the park also has running water fountains and open, clean restrooms). During the summer, if you hike close to sunset, the temperatures are cooler and there are amazing, colorful views of the Reno skyline and Mt Rose.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
650 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
1 to 3 hours
Best March through November
Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space at 775-823-6500, washoecounty.us/parks
Local Contacts

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