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The Michael D. Thompson trailhead parking lot and access to the Hunter Creek Trail will be impacted by intermittent temporary closures and limited access for installations of the new bridge crossing at Hunter Creek beginning early July.

The trailhead parking lot will have limited parking from July 1st through July 5th, excluding July 4th, while the crews stage equipment and start preliminary work on the bridge. On July 8th, the trailhead parking lot and trail access will be closed until the project is completed.

The trail can still be accessed from the Steamboat ditch trail at the Woodchuck and Plateau parking area. You can head west along Steamboat Ditch until you cross Hunter Creek, and then access the trail heading south along the west side of Hunter Creek. This work will be a temporary inconvenience for a permanent improvement for crossing Hunter Creek and trail access. Call the Truckee River District Headquarters at 775-828-6612, or contact Washoe311 by dialing 311 for more information.

Thank you for your patience during the construction!


Trailhead closureParking at Hunter Creek

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