Washoe Meadows State Park

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Place Category: State ParksPlace Tags: BestWildflowerHikes, CrossCountry(XC)Skiing, Forest, Snowshoeing, Tahoe/Truckee, and TrailRunning

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    Washoe Meadows State Park consists of meadows and woodlands in the valley at the base of the escarpment leading to Echo Summit. The park was named for the Native Americans who inhabited the area for thousands of years.

    The park lands are completely undeveloped, and the local trail system is not marked. However, local walkers and runners regularly use the park, and it is relatively easy to keep your bearings. In winter, the park is popular for snowshoeing and cross country skiing, and the adjacent golf course hosts a snowmobile course.

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    Washoe Meadows State Park | Photo by Sierra28k.com

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    Native Washoe used rocks like this for grinding pine nuts, acorns, and other seeds into meal, slowly forming the cup-shaped depressions in the stone, which can still be seen today. | Photo by Sierra28k.com

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