Hiking, Biking & ATV: Ready to Kick Up Some Dust
Fall is a time for outdoor fun, and that entails hiking & camping in Winnemucca. The temperatures are cooling and it’s time to move those sedentary limbs, and kick up some dust on any one of the hundreds of miles of back roads of beautiful Humboldt County!
Forget your car. Instead, get your blood pumping, muscles moving and opt for something much more exciting: biking, ATV riding excursions, and hiking.
Hiking, Biking Trails & ATV Adventures
Bloody Shins Trail
Head on over the the Bloody Shins Trail, a single-track course located just east of Winnemucca at the top of Kluncy Canyon Road. There’s a seven-mile course for beginning riders. The trail is easy and climbs an elevation from 4,570 feet to 4,820 feet.
Mid-level riders can test their skills on the 12-mile track, a slightly more challenging course that rises 1,000 feet. Both courses are open March thru November. The trails are available for non-motorized activities: hiking/jogging, horseback riding, and mountain biking.
Water Canyon Recreational Area
Water Canyon rises almost 2,000 feet above the town of Winnemucca. Access it by taking Hanson Street to the very top, where it transitions into Water Canyon Road. Enjoy hiking, biking, and limited ATV use.
Enjoy the interpretive trail where you’ll love the self-guided tour to learn about local fauna and flora, and the significance of the canyon to local history.
The largest dune field in Nevada awaits. It’s approximately 10 miles north and northeast of Winnemucca, Nevada. ATV riding is all the rage as dunes span almost 40 miles and do not reach heights greater than 100 feet.
The dunes are a mix of sand trails and open dunes that are stabilized be vegetation near the periphery of the dune field. In other words, that makes for great ATV riding fun!