The Clear Creek Trail is about 10.5 miles one way, with gentle gradients ideal for both hiking and mountain biking. It takes nearly 15 miles to gain the 1,150 ft in altitude of its high point at 6,200 ft.
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Viewed from a ridge above the University of Nevada, the smoke from the May, 2014 Hunter Falls Fire is evident in the Mt. Rose Wilderness just west of the city limits.
From a viewpoint midway up the Geiger Grade, looking down over the entire Washoe Valley, the sunset colors show through the storm front over Mt. Rose.
In Hidden Valley a short segment of the Emigrant Trail is identified by markers and fenced off for preservation.
The Great Reno Balloon Race is the largest hot air ballooning event in the country with no admission charge for entry to the lift-off field, where spectators can mingle freely with the balloon pilots and crews.
With its opening game in April of 2009, the Reno Aces Ballpark may not be the largest or most opulent field of dreams in the country. But it will surely beat even Yankee Stadium in its stunning second-inning sunset display.
The Truckee River Bike Path runs for 12 miles through downtown Reno to the eastern end of Sparks. Explore 27 spots along the trail in virtual reality.
Wasn’t it just last weekend that it was too hot to do the yard work? Now we wake up to snow on the mountains, and need to put on the fall jacket.
On the cusp of the Winter Solstice, the first light of a very short day colors the Reno morning sky, and also the snow.
From the time the Central Pacific pushed the Transcontinental Railroad through Reno in 1868 the tracks bisected the city north and south.
On July 14 2003, a brush fire on Peavine Peak northwest of downtown Reno charred 2,000 acres and threatened more than 150 nearby homes.
Although this scenic spot sits right below busy Hwy. 28, only a short hop from Reno over Mt. Rose, it still qualifies as secluded and, truly, “hidden.”
This small snow-melt basin below Mt. Rose was named for James Church, the University of Nevada Reno professor who in 1909 devised the technique to determine the water content of the Sierra snow pack.
Our annual hike up to Church’s Pond via the White’s Creek trail opens a magical land of brilliant aspen leaves.
There’s a cold wind, dusk light, a storm gathering. It’s late October atop Slide Mountain looking south over the Washoe Valley.
Built in 1872, the Reno Mercantile Building, or Reno Masonic Temple, is Reno’s oldest extant commercial building, having survived both the 1873 and the 1879 fires that destroyed most of the downtown business district.
Excavation in 2004 for the Reno railroad trench uncovered a Native American village site north of the Truckee River.
Since its opening in 2004, Reno’s Whitewater Park has attracted kayakers, tubers, rafters, and swimmers to the Truckee River where it runs through the downtown area. Its 7,000 tons of rocks and boulders provide landscaping and seats for spectators.