The Hunter Creek Trail is a beautiful 5.5 mile hike on the outskirts of Reno. This hike offers a 25-30 foot waterfall, lush meadows, and a forest canopy more reminiscent of a coastal hike than one into the eastern Sierras. Its a high level of difficulty, with an evelation gain of roughly 900 feet and trail deteriation that can be challenging in sections. However, the waterfall offers a nice breeze and mist to cool you down once you reach it.
I would recommend this hike to anyone who wants to experience what this area has to offer. It takes between 2 and 4 hours depending on your pace. To get there from downtown take I-80 west and exit at McCarran Blvd, take a left at the light and go under the freeway. Take a right onto Mayberry next to Roy Gomm Elementary, turn left on Plateu Rd. (Juniper Ridge), take a right on woodchuck, drive to end of wood chuck to find the trailhead.