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.
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.
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.
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.