Keystone Canyon Trail Update & Upcoming Trail Days

If you have been up Keystone Canyon lately you may have noticed some new switchbacks climbing up the eastern side of the canyon.Last week the Washoe County Parks had a professional trail builder from Marin County with a sweco trail dozer cut a trail alignment from Evans Canyon over to Keystone Canyon, then up to the USFS ridge.It will become a section of the desired (as expressed in the recent greenways & open pace plan) east-west dirt link from Rancho San Rafael to Verdi. If you have a chance go check it out. It ventures into some new terrain, has some post card shots with city of Reno in the background and adds more length to the currently used trail. Continue reading


Support the Reno Open Space & Greenways Plan

This Wednesday September 26, city staff will present to the Reno City Council, a request to *appropriate $150k for open space and trail acquisition and $50k for data gathering and planning for the 2008 Reno Open Space & Greenways Plan budget.

If you like the prospect of more open space, trails, greenways and bike lanes in Reno – send or voice your support to your local representative and city council members.

Just a simple one or two sentence statement such as….” I / we support the City of Reno and it’s staff in its efforts to fund and implement the Reno Open & Greenways Plan as recommended in the staff report”, or “we believe trails and open space are important to fund because…” , and/or “we support your efforts as mayor, councilperson”, etc., “in supporting the Reno
Open Space and Greenways Plan” will really help.

They usually they only here from their constituents when things are “not good”, here is a chance to give them some support and to urge them to continue forward in implementing and funding the Reno OSGP.
You can send an email prior to the meeting or voice your support in person at the council meeting this week on Wednesday Spetember 26.

Council meetings take place in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 1 E. First Street, and begin at 10 a.m.

Bob Cashell – Mayor Pierre Hascheff – At Large hascheff@cityofreno.comDan Gustin – Ward 1

Sharon Zadra – Ward 2

Jessica Sferrazza – Ward 3 Dwight Dortch – Ward 4

David Aiazzi – Ward 5

For more information on Agenda Item (page 6, Item J9) and Staff Report (page 532-534) can be found at:

*At the last public stakeholders meeting, the majority present felt the initial seed money should be allocated towards the acquisition of new open space or a trails project instead of the money going into maintenance (including weed and litter control, clear zone fire control, etc.). Although maintenance was voiced as a very important component, such as fixing/repairing the Truckee River Bike Path, alternate means and funds should be pursued for a maintenance budget in the future.

New Trail on Peavine!

Originally uploaded by i am indisposed

Here it is. The Evan’s Keystone Connector. It’s going to be long and nice. Finally an all dirt loop!

They’re using a Sweco 450 (or something) and cutting it in. He got most of the first pass done yesterday and will smooth it out over the rest of the week. The trial is nice and windy with some cool sidehills and climbing turns and an nifty little S-turn through some rocks.

Also on the docket is to push the singletrack all the way to the Keystone West Trailhead with a couple of switchbacks to get it out of the canyon and over.

We’re going to be finishing it off on October 6th and we need your help!

Contact or post a comment here if you have any questions.



Join Us October 6 & 7

Mark the calendar and plan to be part of the Washoe County Parks Department volunteer trail day at Keystone Canyon.
We (poedunks) can help finish this new two mile connector trail at Rancho San Rafael Park and making some old jeep roads disappear. More reminders and info to follow, but put us on the calendar for:

Saturday and Sunday October 6 & 7
8:30 am at the East Keystone Canyon Trail Head

We are working our way to Poedunk, hope you will join us!