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#52RenoHikes 2023 Recap

In 2023 we set out with the goal of hiking 52 local trails, one a week. And we challenged you guys to join us along the way!

💪 We started out really strong! Every month, I published a blog post here with four recommended hikes of the month… we had weekly stories and reels featuring different parks and trails.

😵 But at the end of the March I broke my pelvis… Once I recovered, we had a couple trips out of town, I was working three jobs and in all honesty, Rusty messed up his knee and had surgery… and in all honesty, motivation just died off.

📸 Looking back through my photos of the year, we TECHNICALLY went to a park each week, but it was often more for the playground than for a hike. And while we could claim success, I know that this doesn’t count towards the goal.

🤩 But just because we failed, doesn’t mean that we didn’t inspire some of you! We are CHEERING ON two of our community members, Juliette and Gabriella who both CRUSHED the #52RenoHikes challenge, getting out weekly to take on the trail! As a "reward", we're gifting them each $52 Gear Hut gift cards to replace those boots!

Here are just a few of the trails that were on our radar for this year... I've noted the one's we've completed (last year or ever). Feel free to reach out with questions about any of these adventures!

✅ North Valleys Regional Park Progressive Trail

✅ McCarren Ranch Preserve

✅ Bartley Ranch Regional Park Flume Trail and Quail Run

✅ Donner Peak

Lagomarsino Canyon (not in high summer!)

Deadman's Creek at Washoe Lake State Park

Grimes Point Archaeological Site

Sun Valley Regional Park, Rocks Loop

Oxbow Nature Preserve (no dogs!)

Eagle Rock

Cave Rock (for sunset!)

Keystone Canyon Shirley Canyon

Castle Rock along the TRT

Upper Chalk Creek Trail Tahoe Yosemite Trail through Desolation Wilderness (backpacked)

Fort Churchill State Park

Sierra Vista Park walking loop (or bring the bike to work on your skills!)

Evans Creek, Nature Trail

Sparks Marina Loop

Sierra Buttes Firetower

Taylor Creek (to see the salmon run)

Donner Lake Train Tunnels

Spooner Lake Loop

Ophir Creek Trail

Tahoe Meadows Interpretive Loop

Martis Peak Trail

Miners Trail

Mount Houghton Trail

Monkey Condos

Winnemucca Lake via Pacific Crest Trail

Sierra Canyon Trail in Genoa

Huffaker Hills Trailhead

Anderson Park Trail

Prison Hill OHV Exploration

Monkey Rock

Mt. Judah Loop Trail

Hidden Valley Regional Park Loop

Steamboat Ditch Trail

Mount Rose Summit

Lake Tahoe East Shore Trail

Hole in the Wall

Marlette Lake

Kings Canyon Waterfall

Chickadee Ridge via Tahoe Meadows

Jones White Loop

Galena Creek Nature Trail

Dry Pond

Ballardini Ranch Loop

Clear Creek (shuttle this on mountain bike!)

Church's Pond

Arboretum (at San Rafael)

Relay Peak

Moon Rocks OHV Area

Thomas Creek Trail

Lower Whites Creek Trail

Crystal Peak (bring your rock hounding supplies!)

Hunter Creek Waterfall Trail


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