Fay-Luther Trail System

The Fay-Luther Trail System is an 8.9 mile network of linear and loop trails with a connection to the Jobs Peak Ranch Trailhead. These trails are open to mountain bikes and equestrians except for the trail section between the Valley View Loop and the Jobs Peak Ranch Trailhead. A majority of these trails have sandy soils, making it difficult for mountain bikes. There is no trail access to Jobs Peak. Please stay on designated trails only and respect neighboring private property.

These trails travel through both high desert and forested habitats. Some common vegetation includes Big Sagebrush, Rabbitbrush, Bitterbrush, Curlleaf Mountain-Mahogany, Jeffrey Pine, Singleleaf Pinyon and White Alder.

The Interpretive Loop Trail has interpretive signs about the areas human histories, fauna and flora, and landscape forces.

Visitors enjoy this trail system because it provides great views of the Carson Valley and offers multiple loops to choose from. All trails are well signed. It is one the most popular trails in the region for hikers, dog walkers and equestrian riders.

For a more information and a trail map, visit http://carsonvalleytrails.org/Trails-FayLuther.html

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Latitude: 38.8955087 Longitude: -119.8214436 Elevation: 4835 ft
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Vertical Gain or Loss

Generally 350 feet on average

Trail Distance

8.9 miles

ADA Accessibility Notes

Trail is not fully accessible primarily due to loose, sandy soils.

Pet Friendly Notes

Dogs are allowed year-round and must be leashed October 15 through March 30 to protect wintering mule deer.

Horses are allowed on all trails except between the Valley View Loop and Jobs Peak Ranch Trailhead.

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