Hiking and Biking trails in Carson City are a way of life.
Nestled at the foot of Nevada’s Eastern Sierra mountain range, Carson City affords visitors access to many scenic hiking trails within city limits, even part of Lake Tahoe’s eastern shores sit within city limits. Because we sit at a lower elevation than Tahoe, hikers enjoy year-round access to the Carson River, three back-country lakes, multiple mountain peaks, and to some unspoiled shoreline along Lake Tahoe. Depending on if you are out for an evening stroll with the entire family or out looking for adventure, the trails around Carson City offer you a little bit of everything.
Spend your days exploring the hills and your evenings dining at world class restaurants and enjoying live music or culture events.
Carson City Hiking Trails
Biking and Cycling
Carson City hosts a vibrant arts and culture environment with an eclectic and exceptional array of exhibitions, historic walking tours, art galleries, public murals, performing arts events, musical theatre productions, a summer jazz festival and more.
Our museums are just one reason to visit Carson City. Make your stay in Carson City one the whole family will love. With multiple museums open, beautiful outdoor rec options and amazing dining.
Carson City has multiple museums that showcase an impressive collection of the stories and the artifacts from a history that spans not just through northern Nevada, but across the country. Whether you are into learning about Native American culture, trains, geology, the wildlife, or wild frontier living—the museums of Carson City will not disappoint.
Nevada State Museum
Nevada State Railroad Museum
Cactus Airforce Wings & Wheels Museum
Children’s Museum of Nevada
Battle Born Hall
Nevada Capital Building
Warren Engine Fire Museum
Carson City has a rich history in the west. From the Gold rush and railroads of the old west to the historic discoveries like the Ferris wheel. Carson City Provides locals and visitors great opportunities to experience life at a bigger stage.
Take Part in these local experiences to claim your seat in todays Nevada History.
Carson Canyon Rail Bike Tours
The Kit Carson trail
Nevada Railroad Museum