Trail Running – Peavine Peak Halo Trail, Reno, NV

Dennis and I took a trip to visit family in Reno, NV. While we were there, I had to do a 3 hour training run on trails, with quite a bit of elevation gain. After a few emails to Reno friends Dylan and Charles, I determined the trails on Peavine Peak would be suitable. More specifically, I set out to do the Halo Route which is ~13 miles with ~1500 ft of gain.

I was pointed to the Poedunk Mountain Bike Club as a source for more information regarding the trails. They had trail maps and elevation profiles of various routes available, for easy printing. Also, for pictures, and more information about the Halo trail, check out blogger Nevada Rambler’s Awesome Trip Report.

On the day of the run, it was around 40dF at the start, partially clouded, with a slight breeze. Perfect! Dennis dropped me off at the trailhead and I started running in a clockwise direction. I missed some of the turns during my run, but somehow managed to find my way back to the trail. The trail is very nice for running, with no roots or major obstacles. Also, it is high above Reno, so you get sweeping views of the city and surrounding mountains.

I had a fabulous time running on Peavine and would highly suggest this area to other trail runners! The local mountain bike community has devoted a lot of time to trail maintenance, and it shows! On my way out, Dennis and I ran into Lee Turner who is an avid mountain biker and backcountry skier. Lee was telling me about Poedunk and encouraged me to get the word out about the organization. So, thanks to Poedunk for their hard work, coordinating efforts with the local forest service, and dedication to the trails!

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