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The multi-use Historic Virginia & Truckee Trail (formerly known as the Carson City Trail) runs between Kings Canyon Road and Combs Canyon Road, passing through Carson City's western subdivisions and among the desert scrub landscape. The trail skirts the western edge of Western Nevada Community College. Portions of the trail are on-road bike lane along Longview Drive and along Murphy Drive between Nye Lane and Combs Canyon Road.
The path follows part of the old route of the former Virginia & Truckee Railroad (V&T), the famous 19th-century short line that connected Reno, Carson City, Virginia City and Minden. For 80 years, the V&T Railroad hauled Nevada's bonanza ore to mills at Silver City and along the Carson River. Today, the V&T hauls tourists on a historical journey between Carson City and Virginia City.
To park, there's a gravel pull-out at the end of Nye Road, where it meets Murphy Road.
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