Peavine Prospector Run

Total Miles
11.7

Elevation

2392.48 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

summer, fall

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Trail Overview

Difficulty

Easy

History

Peavine Mountain has always stood as the backdrop for Reno, NV and is the site of a historic mining town that also used to be known as Poeville. The town was established in 1864 after an alleged relative of Edgar Allan Poe, John Poe found gold and silver veins in an area below Peavine Peak next to what is now Peavine Road. Today, no trace of the town that more than 200 people once called home remains.

Technical Rating

3

Access Description

Somersett Trail Access - Trail access is on left directly adjacent to marked parking spots. Note and heed the signs regarding No OHV Staging and No Parking areas. Traveling West on I-80 take Exit 5 towards E Verdi. At the traffic circle take the 1st exit onto Somersett Ridge Parkway. Right on E Del Webb Pkwy. Right on Somersett Pkwy. Left on Hawk Meadow Trail. Traveling East on I-80 take Exit 2 towards Verdi. Right on I-80 BL E/3rd St. At the traffic circle take the 1st exit to stay on I-80 BL E/3rd St. At the traffic circle take the 1st exit onto Somersett Ridge Parkway. Right on E Del Webb Pkwy. Right on Somersett Pkwy. Left on Hawk Meadow Trail. Las Brisas Staging Area - Turn-off from Las Brisas Blvd will be on right. Once you turn off road, there is another 90 degree right hand turn up a paved, short steep hill into the staging area. Traveling West on I-80 take exit 10 for McCarran Blvd W. Right at the bottom of the ramp on N McCarran Blvd. Left on Las Brisas Blvd. Continue for 2 miles. Traveling East on I-80 take exit 10 for McCarran Blvd W. Left at the bottom of the ramp on N McCarran Blvd. Left on Las Brisas Blvd. Continue for 2 miles.