Running Trails Near Reno, Nevada

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As a city known for its nightlife, it can be surprising to find out that this Nevada town offers some of the best running trails in all of the state.

Geography Of Reno

At a relatively even temperature throughout the year, Reno has proven to be a runner’s paradise with its many trails and close proximity to incredible sights and destinations. Reno is located in the Truckee Meadows – a valley on the western edge of Nevada. The Truckee River passes through Reno offering some incredible natural beauty.

From December to March is when you can expect precipitation as this is when over half of the region’s rain/snowfall occurs. With close proximity to the Sierra Nevada mountains and Lake Tahoe, Reno provides runners with access to many incredible external running trails.

Easy Trails

If you’re looking for a simple run in Reno, then the Tom Cooke Trail is perfect for you. It’s a mostly flat region of trail that offers some incredible grassland sights. If the forests and wildlife are of interest to you, then the Caughlin Ranch Trails, a 3.5-mile trail, is an incredible place to check out.

With some incredible sights of the surrounding mountain ranges, the Lower Thomas Creek Trail is a great running trail that ups the difficulty without pushing the runner too much. It’s a 4.7-mile trail that runs through desert-y grasslands, mountain ranges, and even some wooded spots for the full Reno experience.

More Difficult Trails

Reno isn’t just about the easy run, they do host some amazing views and hikes that are for more seasoned runners. The Jones and Whites Creek Trail is the ultimate running experience and a must for anyone running in Reno. You get everything that the other trails have to offer all in one hike. From start to finish this is a 10-mile trail, but it’s a breathtaking experience that you cannot pass up.

Top Reno, NV Running Trails

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Tom Cooke Trail

Address: 7900 Sugar Pine Ct, Reno, NV 89523
Hours: Open 24 hours, Everyday

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Caughlin Ranch

Address: 1070 Caughlin Crossing, Reno, NV 89519
Phone: (775) 764-1499
Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, M-F

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Jones-Whites Creek Trailhead

Address: Jones Creek Loop, Reno, NV 89511
Phone: (775) 849-5211
Hours: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

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Lower Thomas Creek Trail

Address: Reno, NV 89511

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Dorostkar Park

Address: 6331 Mayberry Dr, Reno, NV 89519
Phone: (775) 828-6612

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Rancho San Rafael Regional Park

Address: 1595 N Sierra St, Reno, NV 89503
Phone: (775) 785-4512
Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Running Groups

  • Silver State Striders
  • Mikkeller Running Club
  • Carson City Runners
  • Trail Trudgers
  • Tahoe Mountain MIlers

Reno Running Events

  • Reno’s Biggest Little Half Marathon
  • Reno-Tahoe Odysey Relay Run Adventure
  • Silver State 50-mile and 50K Endurance Runs
  • Comstock Odyssey Relay

Things To See in Reno

Other Locations In Nevada

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