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Hunter Lake Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (5) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A challenging trail with several steep sections but beautiful scenery.


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Map Key

4.1

Miles

6.5

KM

Loop

5,856' 1,785 m

High

5,231' 1,594 m

Low

744' 227 m

Up

723' 221 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Views

Overview

This is a challenging loop with several steep sections as you travel up and around the ridge, down to Evans Creek, and then back up to the top of the ridge and back down to the start.

Need to Know

  • There are multiple spurs and OHV tracks in this area that can be misleading.
  • For a shorter loop, turn to the right at the end of the Quail Valley Trail to follow the Cold Valley Trail back to the start (2.4 miles).

Description

Park at the small pullout where Sierra Pine Dr makes a sharp turn. Take the Quail Valley Trail that heads east (left) down the hill and then up towards the power lines. There are several steep and rocky sections at the beginning, and then the trail flattens out and heads toward a wooded area.

Follow the main trail down a short slope and immediately after crossing Evans Creek, make a right turn onto the Aspen Grove Trail and head up a long, mild grade. You'll pass through a wooded area with willows and pines and pass another intersection at the Hunter Lake Trail; stay right on the Hunter Lake Trail. You'll head up another steep and rocky section to arrive at the top of the ridge. Follow the ridge north and enjoy beautiful views of the Washoe Valley. Make your way back down the hill to where you started.

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Lolo Mountain

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  4.0 from 5 votes

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Photos

Views of Washoe Valley from the trail.
Oct 22, 2016 near Reno, NV
Spring wildflowers.
Oct 22, 2016 near Reno, NV
Typical rocky trail terrain.
Oct 22, 2016 near Mogul, NV

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