If you want a good hike – and can bring your dog along – consider some of these places

Ash Canyon Area – End of Timberline Drive – The Ash Canyon area is a moderately strenuous jeep road climbing into the   the Carson Range.

Silver Saddle Ranch – East Carson, off of Carson River Road – The Silver Saddle Ranch contains a set of moderate jeep tracks that meander near the Carson River and strenuous footpaths climb and connect with the Prison Hill trail.

Clear Creek Road – Top of Clear Creek Road in southeast Carson City – This walk begins at the old Clear Creek camp and continues up Old Clear Creek Road paved and unpaved at times.  Moderate to strenuous.

Lakeview Hill– Off Combs Canyon Road at the U.S. Forest Service gate – This trail climbs until you reach the Flume Trail, with spectacular views of Carson an Washoe valleys.

Kings Canyon – End of King Street – This old highway climbs like a mad dog (no pun intended) to the top of Spooner Summit.

Old V & T trail – Behind Western Nevada College – This trail can be accessed at various points behind the college.  It was once the   V & T Railroad grade and climbs a scant 3 percent in a mile and a half overlooking the back nine at Silver Oaks Golf Course.

from V & T News 2011

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