The desolate wide open canyons, wild grassy meadows, and mountain views make this run a local classic.
Features: River/Creek — Views
There are no consistent water sources on this trail.
The loop starts on the Long View trail. Winding its way up the side of C Hill it crosses a small seasonal stream before emerging from a small canyon into grassy meadows overlooking Kings Canyon and the Carson Range. After two miles the long view trail ends on a fire road. The loop continues to the left on the road (turning right leads to the Ash Canyon to Kings Canyon Trail
). Less than a 1/4 of a mile later the road reaches a junction. Take a left back towards the back side of C Hill. A singletrack breaks off the right side of this road within a quarter mile. This singletrack leads across the remainder of the plateau to the top of a canyon that leads down to the base of the Curry Street trail.
On the Curry Street Trail section the trail starts high up on the side of C Hill and traverses its ridges and canyons along its south face. Twice it briefly overlaps with a dirt road. At both dirt roads continue until a singletrack leaves the road on the right side. The upper half of this trail is rocky but gets less so as you get lower. As you get lower Carson City comes into view, and Carson Valley opens up to the south.
At the bottom the trail ends on a fire road. Go left and stay on the fire road as it traverses above the edge of Carson City, and below the C, and flag on C Hill. Once under the flag find a use trail (there are several) that leads to a subsidiary hill slightly no the north of the flag. On this smaller hill go to the north side and find an over grown fire road that leads down towards Kings Canyon road. This section ends on a dirt road, take this left back to the Long View trailhead.
Coyote, and Rattlesnakes can both be found on this trail.