Thanks to some development land sales of state properties in and around Las Vegas, the state was able to pass along some of the proceeds to help further develop outdoor recreation opportunities for rural communities around Nevada. In our case here in Carson City, the state gifted Carson City with around $3 Million to create fully functional hiking paths that don’t rely on walking partially on busy roadways.
From the map there will be a hiking path from the 5th Street Roundabout all the way southeast to the Silver Saddle Ranch. From there you can walk a pathway northward to Riverview Park and then cut over toward the west and continue the loop back to your car that you left in 5th Street parking area that will also be expanded and upgraded.
The city expects to construct the west side path from the 5th Street Roundabout to the Silver Saddle Ranch this spring and then construct the east side pathways north to Riverview Park with completion in late summer/early fall. Again you can just retrace your steps back to the south or take the shorter route across the north end of the area to return to your vehicle parked in the parking lot at the northwest corner of the open space area.
The paths will be built for hikers AND bicyclists so be heads-up when you’re out there enjoying Carson City’s great outdoors along the Carson River.