Washoe County’s Huffaker Hills Trailhead temporarily closed for construction

Washoe County’s Huffaker Hills Trailhead will be closed for several weeks in late September and early October to allow for the construction of improvements to the site.

The trailhead closure begins on Monday, September 26 and is expected to last around a month. Improvements include paving of the parking lot, new directional and educational signs, increased drainage and a new enclosed trash container.

Project cost is $76,564. Funding is provided by a grant from the Nevada Division of State Parks Recreation Trails Grant Program and from the WC-1 Regional Parks, Open Space and Trails Bond. The project was awarded to Stampede Construction following a competitive bidding process.

The Huffaker Hills trailhead is located on Alexander Lake Road near Rattlesnake Mountain and provides access to a series of loop trails and lookouts that provide an easily accessible getaway from the city accompanied by magnificent views of the Sierra.

Huffaker Hills is one of over 60 trailheads available to outdoor enthusiasts in Reno, Sparks and Washoe County. Pick up a copy of the Truckee Meadows Trails guide for a comprehensive listing of local trailheads. The guide is available online at www.washoecountyparks.com. For information about obtaining a hard copy, call (775) 823-6500.

The Huffaker Hills trailhead is managed by Washoe County’s Department of Regional Parks and Open Space. The Department’s mission is to provide exceptional parks and open space, and recreational opportunities while preserving our natural, historical and cultural resources. For more information, visit www.washoecountyparks.com .