Historic Virginia and Truckee Trail

Nevada

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Historic Virginia and Truckee Trail Facts

States: Nevada
Counties: Carson City
Length: 1.9 miles
Trail end points: Combs Canyon Rd. at Murphy Dr. and Kings Canyon Rd. at Longview Way
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6016599

Historic Virginia and Truckee Trail Description

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.

Parking and Trail Access

To park, there's a gravel pull-out at the end of Nye Road, where it meets Murphy Road.

Historic Virginia and Truckee Trail Reviews

Easy family trail

We parked at the little dirt lot off of Murphy and Vanpatten near the North trail head. We followed the trail all the way to Kings Canyon before turning around. And of course we stopped at the park to play for a little before riding back to eat at the our vehicle. Nice paved trail through a residential area.

Carson City Trail (V&T Rail-Trail)

An interesting desert environment with open views. Started at ( N39.18655 W119.79301 ) on wide asphalt trail with short ups & downs. Then it enters residential area after passing a cinder block fence. Many types of vegetation along the streets. Many side trails along each side of the washes, allowing return to the trail. Used bike lanes along Longview Way. Lots of Bob White Quail.
Restrooms and drinking fountains in the parks. Noel J Keller 30 Apr 09

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