Here's how to get there...

The Diamond Peak trail is now open. You can access it by walking up from the bottom of the ski resort, or through the Tirol Village path which is used by bikers. Take two cars—leave one at ski resort lot and drive the second car up Mt. Rose Hwy.

To access the trail for those looking into an easy-to-medium trail, we suggest parking off Mt. Rose where the large turnout is on the left side past the lookout parking. You will see cars parked at the trailhead on the right side across from the parking trail. This trail has several options. For an easy hike, follow the trail to the right. This will lead you down the biking trail and to the ski resort parking lot. The hike is about 4 miles.

If you want views, head straight on the path until you hit a right curve taking you to a small bridge. Veer left up the trail and follow it all the way to Diamond Peak. Stay on the ski runs heading down until you see "Freeway"—this run takes you back down to the ski resort and your car. It is free of snow, a little breezy at times, and the views promise to delight!

If you want the beach, head over to Hidden Beach and Skunk Harbor. Both are off Hwy 28 heading towards Carson City and offer access to several beaches. Chimney Beach is down a set of stairs to the right. If you feel adventurous follow the dirt road down to several beaches, a couple of which are clothing optional. Keep on the path until you see a jetty of rocks; climb along the path and you will find a beautiful beach with stairs. There is a private home at the far end, but plenty of open beaches to enjoy. If the gates are locked, drive up the road. They have enlarged it for parking, and access stairs will take you down to the hiking road. Always beautiful!