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Ballardini Ranch - Timberline Connector

Intermediate
 5.0 (1)

This new trail offers seclusion and sweeping views.


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2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

94%

Runnable

5,502' 1,677 m

High

5,023' 1,531 m

Low

492' 150 m

Up

47' 14 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features River/Creek · Views

Runner Notes

The trail can be very muddy in winter. Be prepared to be exposed to wind and sun.

Description

This new extension of Ballardini Ranch Park is a great place for walkers, runners, and mountain bikers. From the Upper Loop of the Figure Eight Loop, this trail heads west into the Carson Range. You'll have to cross a small creek that can be very muddy in the winter before heading up a series of long switchbacks to the top and around the back of a ridge.

The trail continues south through wide open meadows filled with sage and rabbit brush, with panoramic views of the valley. Continue south until the trail ends at a rutted fire service road—travel a short distance down this dirt road to connect to Timberline Drive. Timberline is a rocky dirt road that connects to Upper Thomas Creek Trail and miles more of trails.

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Shared By:

Lolo Mountain

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Beautiful views of the as you head up and west into the foothills of the Carson Range
Feb 4, 2018 near Reno, NV
Lots of solitude as you traverse across broad fields dotted with sage and rabbit brush.
Feb 4, 2018 near Reno, NV
Sharp bend in the Upper Loop trail. Continuing west up the trail takes you up onto the Ballardini Ranch Spur
Feb 4, 2018 near Reno, NV
Stellar views of Reno from top of trail.
Feb 4, 2018 near Reno, NV
Interesting topography traversing along a high valley
Feb 4, 2018 near Reno, NV
The trail (center right of photo) intersects with a steep and very rocky fire road that connects to Timberline Road.
Feb 4, 2018 near Reno, NV

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