Skunk Harbor - Hike near Carson City, Nevada
NV-28, Carson City, NV 89703, USA,Carson City,Nevada
39.12854642040812, -119.93114249990845
9.1 miles W of Carson City, Nevada
Address: NV-28, Carson City, NV 89703, USA
GPS: 39°7'42.8"N 119°55'52.1"W
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State: Nevada
Trails/Routes: 1.5 mi

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This hike starts from the 28 freeway and follows a forest service road. There are a couple of points where you can get some nice views from the trail. There are some mountain biking trails that can shave off some of the mileage, but would make for a steep ascent. Dogs are welcome on the trail. It's a beautiful, secluded beach area, that includes a historical building with a marker.

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Be courteous, informed, and prepared. Read trailhead guidelines, stay on the trail, and don't feed the wildlife.

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors


From Carson City, Nevada

  1. Head south on S Carson St toward W 2nd St
    Pass by AutoZone (on the right in 1.9 mi)
    (3.0 mi)
  2. Turn right onto US-50 W (9.7 mi)
  3. Turn right onto NV-28 S (2.4 mi)

Park on highway turn off area, the trail starts right off the highway.

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Distance ?

1.5 miles

Elevation Gain ?

-559 feet

Real Ascent ?

26 feet

Real Descent ?

585 feet

Avg Grade (-4°)


Grade (-14° to 4°)

-24% to 7%

Elevation differences are scaled for emphasis. While the numbers are accurate, the cut-away shown here is not to scale.

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