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A great singletrack route in the foothills bordering the Mt Rose Wilderness area. This route utilizes trails up the Whites and Thomas creeks connected by the Dry Pond Connector trail that runs between them, so it can be done in either direction. Both offer nice, not too technical singletrack through the forest along beautiful small creeks. The trail along Whites Cr is a little more technical than the Thomas Cr due to rockier terrain. Both trails do continue on up the mountain past the Dry Pond tr, and look tempting however they soon run past the boundary for the Wilderness area where bikes are not allowed. Signage is great and finding the turn offs to Connector tr going either direction should not be an issue. Along the creeks is just a steady grade, the connector trail has most of the climbing/steep decent (almost 1000 ft). Once away from the creeks the views of the surrounding mountains and all the way across the Reno bowl can be fantastic.
Being so close to town this trail sees a lot of use, this is also a favorite trail of day hikers and trails runners.
added by AK_Dan
on October 27, 2009
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