The “Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West,” the Reno Rodeo is celebrating 100 years of wild west family fun. Our 10-day rodeo has stretched into 11 with the addition of a kick-off concert sponsored by KBUL Radio. The Reno Rodeo is a PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) sanctioned sporting event and is a non-profit organization made up of over 900+ volunteers.
June 20-29, 2019
For More Information Visit: Reno Rodeo 2019
There are plenty of dirt trails to get out on near Reno; you’ll find some of the most popular listed below.
One of our favorite places to go for a quick ride is Moon Rocks. It is close and trails for all skill levels.
Hunter Lake– This is one of my absolute favorite rides, especially in the fall. The road conditions vary from easy to narrow and rugged. We ride this primarily on a 4 wheeler or side by side.
Peavine Mountain– There are trails that branch off for days! This is another great OHV spot.
Old Geiger Grade Toll Road– Take this all dirt road from Reno to Virginia City.
Jumbo Grade Trail– This trail near Washoe Valley is also perfect for dirt bikes and ATV’s.
Whether you’re looking for a paved path or remote destination wilderness, Reno and Tahoe have a lot of options for hiking with some incredible scenery.
HIKING TRAILS IN RENO
Reno offers so much terrain. There are places all over town to get out and spend some time in the hills. Some of the popular trails include: Hunter Creek Trail which will take you to a hidden waterfall. Other popular hikes, in town, include Huffaker Hills, which offers some great city views, or hike to the ‘N’ located in Rancho San Rafael Regional Park. Galena Creek Regional Park is another popular area in South Reno. Hikes range from 2 to 9.2 miles.
LAKE TAHOE HIKING TRAILS
One popular trail near Lake Tahoe is the Mount Rose Trail . It is a near 10 mile round-trip hike, but the view from the top makes it worth it! Other popular Tahoe hikes include the Tunnel Creek Trail and Spooner Lake to Marlene Lake, and Eagle Lake. If you prefer backpacking, check out the Tahoe Rim Trail or Desolation Wilderness for more information, trail maps and permit guides.
Reno Tahoe has some of the best skiing and most scenic views around. With all of our sunny days, great snow and proximity to town, you can ski part of the day and have the rest to play. Our resorts start as elementary as the Sky Tavern Jr ski program, run by volunteers to Squaw Vally, home of the 1960 Winter Olympics and everything in between.
Reno Tahoe has plenty of roads and trails for cross country skiing. You can stick to the groomed trails or venture deeper into the Sierras.
Royal Gorge is home to North America’s largest cross-country ski resort. Tahoe Donner and Kirkwood also offer cross country skiing.
For information on other Reno Tahoe area resorts, visit Ski & Snowboard Reno Tahoe
Ice skating is a favorite winter pastime. Find rinks that are winter-wonderland-like in Tahoe or find rinks in Reno!
If you are looking to enjoy and play in the snow, sledding is one of the best ways! Visit a tube park, or grab your gear and make your own hill!
Experience the Sierra Mountains like you never have before by taking a sleigh ride.
Find a place to do some snowshoeing near Reno / Tahoe.
Experience Tahoe in a whole new way and take a guided tour!
Find many choices for dog sledding near Tahoe.
The Reno Tahoe area has so many places to explore the outdoors, whether you want to stay on the trail or venture off into the wilderness . The scenery is absolutely stunning. Winter can bring some of the best views with the snow covered trees, so get outside and enjoy them!
Galena Creek has some dog friendly options. This will likely be more of a hiking trail throughout the year, rather than a snowshoeing destination. Snowshoeing at Mount Rose can give you city and lake views.
In addition, many Lake Tahoe ski resorts may have snowshoe rentals. For suggestions on places to snowshoe, check out: Snowshoeing Reno and Tahoe Adventure Company.
LAKE TAHOE WINTER HIKING
One of the best things about Reno Tahoe is having snow all over the mountains in the winter months, but not in the valley. You may be able hike during the winter with a good pair of boots! Check the guide of hiking trails for maps and more information.
Temperature swings can be drastic in the winter and weather can be unpredictable. Make sure you are property equipped.
DOG SLEDDING LAKE TAHOE
Husky Express/Sierra Ski Touring dog sled rides are located about 30 minutes south of So. Lake Tahoe. They offer avalanche awareness courses, backcountry ski lessons, and wilderness survival.
Running Creek Dog Sleds at Kirkwood, offers a full day of skiing and several dog sledding adventures.
Sierra Adventures offers dog sledding through the Sierras; take the complimentary shuttle and enjoy time for pictures and meeting the dogs.
Wilderness Adventures has dog sled tours out of Northstar and Sugarbowl Ski Resorts. The tour is is family friendly with 8-12 dogs for an hour.
RENO & CITY RIDING
Reno is getting more defined bike trails around town. The Truckee River has a 12 mile scenic bike path from Chrissie Caughlin Park through Sparks. Bikers are also common at the Sparks Marina, making the two mile loop.
There are other areas on different edges of town with plenty of trails to explore.
If you’re looking to get out of the city and into the dirt or onto a trail, there are many options. The Peavine Trail, north of downtown, has great views and a wide range of skill levels. The Tahoe Rim Trail and Flume Trail both offer amazing views and world class mountain biking.
Reno Tahoe is also near mountain bike parks. During the summer months, ski resorts Northstar and Kirkwood downhill trails, accessed by the lifts.
HORSEBACK RIDING LAKE TAHOE
Take a horseback expedition in Lake Tahoe! They have family friendly options, visit Piping Rock Horses
HORSEBACK RIDING RENO
Hire a guide or venture off through hidden passages or trails with Sierra Adventures ,
ROCK CLIMBING IN RENO
BaseCamp is a family friendly place, home to the tallest rock climbing wall and a safe kids area.
ROCK CLIMBING LAKE TAHOE
Big Chief has some short and well bolted sport climbs.
Donner Summit, off Hwy 40, offers some traditional and sport climbing with some bolts.
Eagle Creek Canyon is near Emerald Bay on Tahoe’s SW shore. Park off Hwy 89 at the Eagle Lake Parking area.
Lovers Leap is 20 miles from South Lake Tahoe. They offer easy to moderate climbs and do have some bolted lines.
The Reno Tahoe area is surrounded by water, so there are some great fishing opportunities around.
Pyramid Lake is a desert lake located on a Paiute Indian Reservation about 1/2 hour North of Sparks. It is the end point of the Truckee River and a fishing hot spot.
The Truckee River has several great banks to fish from, with some areas perfect for fly fishing.
Check Reno Fly Shop’s website for a fishing report.
Nevada Department of Wildlife– NDOW is your resource for hunting and fishing, permits and guide to the areas.
The Carson River outside of Markleeville is another scenic and great place to fish.
For mackinaw, trout and other species, check out Lake Tahoe.
Make sure you are properly licensed in the state where you are fishing!
Check out our kids section for updates on fishing spots and derbies.