STRETCH YOUR LEGS BY FOLLOWING THE RIVER THROUGH WILSON CANYON IN NEVADA

NEVADA ADVENTURES: WILSON CANYON

Have you been feeling cooped up for a little too long?

There a lot of great hiking trails across the Silver State that are perfect for stretching your legs.

And you will be surrounding yourself with gorgeous desert beauty.

The Wilson Canyon Nature Trail is one of them.

This simple hike takes you through the outstanding landscape of Wilson Canyon near Yerington.

It follows the banks of the West Walker River.

It makes for a great day hike when you need a quick and refreshing jaunt in nature,

Check it out!

NEVADA ADVENTURES: WILSON CANYON

Located between Yerington and US-395.

A little-known canyon when your need for an escape to nature.

The Wilson Canyon Nature Trail is a great way to explore the area and you’ll find that it’s fit for all types of adventurers.

NEVADA ADVENTURES: WILSON CANYON
Wilson Canyon is the definition of an oasis in the middle of the desert. Those who know about it use the area for hiking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, and off-roading. The canyon’s nature trail can be accessed on the south side of the highway in a small picnic area.

Wilson Canyon is the definition of an oasis in the middle of the desert.

Those who know about it use the area for hiking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, and off-roading.

The canyon’s nature trail can be accessed on the south side of the highway in a small picnic area.

NEVADA ADVENTURES: WILSON CANYON

NEVADA ADVENTURES: WILSON CANYON NATURE TRAIL

Constructed in 2011 with help from the state, Lyon County, and a group of volunteers.

The Wilson Canyon Nature Trail is a 3.5-mile loop trail that’s rated as moderate.

There are steep sections and scrambles, be sure to come equipped with sturdy hiking shoes and plenty of water.

NEVADA ADVENTURES: WILSON CANYON

There is some shade on the trail, but not a lot.

A section of the trail does run in between the canyon wall and the West Walker River.

This provides hikers with the chance to cool off and take a break along the banks of the river.

NEVADA ADVENTURES: WILSON CANYON

Placed along the trail are a variety of signs that can help hikers identify the different plants and animals they come across.

Wildlife that’s known to frequent the canyon includes mule deer, mountain lions, shorebirds, raptors, rattlesnakes, and even some waterfowl.

NEVADA ADVENTURES: WILSON CANYON

NEVADA ADVENTURES: WILSON CANYON NATURE TRAIL

Wilson Canyon is loaded with neat geological features.

Ancient fossils, petrified trees have been found in the area.

Keep your eyes peeled and you’re bound to spot these signs of ancient life under the canyon walls.

NEVADA ADVENTURES: WILSON CANYON

When you feel like stretching your legs on a remote desert trail look no further than Wilson Canyon.

There’s always an adventure to be had inside of this little known canyon.

Pull on those hiking boots and check it out.

Address: Wilson Canyon, Nevada 89447, USA


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