Washoe Lake Wildlife Trail

Washoe, NV
Length: 2.20 mi.
Type: Loop

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Washoe Lake Wildlife Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Washoe Valley, Nevada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. This trail is best in the earlier hours of the day ( the wind and bugs hit in the afternoon).

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 2 ft.
Stroller friendly Yes
Stroller terrain All Terrain
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms Yes
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Camping Nearby, Lake, Picnic Area, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

This trail is a cool area to view local wildlife. Birds. Horses. Cows. There is a lake, but this trail does not give you access to it. This trail also features a viewing bridge to view wildlife at a safe distance.

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Getting There

From Carson City, Nevada: Drive north on 580. Exit on Eastlake Blvd (exit #44) and turn right. The parking area will be on the left hand side after driving 1.2 miles.