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Hiking Hunter Creek Trail with Wee Ones

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One of the many great things about living in Reno-Tahoe is the access to an amazing number of trails.

You may remember Gemma’s post about 10 things to do at Rancho San Rafael – a perfect example of the quick outdoorsy escapes our area has to offer.

One of my favorite trails in Reno is Hunter Creek Trail. While the 2+ mile hike to the waterfall is totally worth it, I don’t recommend it with little ones.

However, it’s still a great spot to take your kids for a quick check-in with nature.

We recently took our four-year-old and one-year-old on what I expected would be another magical day outdoors. Unfortunately, my four-year-old doesn’t care much for hiking. About a quarter of a mile in, she had had just about enough.

The beauty of Hunter Creek Trail is that about one mile in is a perfect spot to turn off and picnic by the creek. With a few bribes, we enticed her to make it as far as our goal to take a break from the heat near the creek. We let the girls strip down and splash in the water, examine bugs and get as dirty as they pleased.

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I’m always looking for suggestions for other great hikes for little ones, especially if there’s water involved! Any recommendations?


About Vanessa Vancour

Vanessa is no stranger to blogging; in fact, she’s the mastermind behind Reno Tahoe Bloggers. Of course, that’s in addition to being a full-time working mom of two girls and one stylish, crafty lady. Follow Vanessa at VanessaVancour.com.

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