This trail is a winding single-track loop through a mix of high desert and Jeffrey Pine Forest. It gains and loses the same 200 feet numerous times throughout its course. Some of the standout features of this trail are the two overlooks into the Truckee River Canyon, and the available connectivity to other routes on the Mt. Watson trail network. Popular as a day hike, trail run, or mountain bike ride. The total loop is 9 miles.
Intermediate for mountain biking
Directions to Trailhead.
From Downtown, head east on Brockway Road. At the first light (Palisades Drive) turn right. Turn right again on Silver Fir, and then left on Thelin. The USFS 06 road is on the right. Turn here and proceed 1/2 mile to the trailhead on the right.