Find Wild Horses! My Favorite Hikes in Reno, Nevada

I’ve seen wild horses a couple of places in Nevada. On the way to Virginia City, and this time, on the way back from Huffaker Hills Trail in Reno (behind the airport).

In fact, we weren’t even looking for wild horses — but stumbled across a herd, and one came right up to our car!

Since I’ve always loved horses — I loved this! This one was clearly a male.. ha. But he certainly wasn’t shy. I stayed in the car just to be safe. I’m sorry I don’t have much else to say about this — but I did want to share my pictures! There was an entire herd — but only one horse was close to the road — and brave!

My other favorite hike in Reno is Peavine Peak. I didn’t do the whole thing, but it was still a nice space to wander around, especially at sunset.


There are several trails — so make sure and remember which one you take! Normally I hike at Lake Tahoe — but this is such a different terrain. I think a lot of people underestimate Reno!

Things I would recommend:

  1. Wear shoes you don’t mind getting dusty
  2. Bring WATER! It’s dry out here
  3. Don’t go during the day, if it’s close to summer. The sun here is brutal. Wear sunscreen, regardless.
  4. It’s not that difficult of a hike, as far as terrain goes, but it will get you out of breath since it’s got a good portion of steep uphill climbs


I’m always looking for good hikes near Reno — I’ve done Hunter Creek as well, but that one was a little more long and difficult (someone had to be carried out by firemen when I was there!).

Please let me know if you have any other favorites in Reno!

Again, sorry this wasn’t clever or ground-breaking, but I wanted to share my pictures before I forgot about it!


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