This hidden gem of Washoe County will take you through a fascinating Juniper-dominated ecosystem where we will learn about the plants and animals that surround us in the high desert. Discover what makes a healthy desert while seeing an expansive view of the Truckee Meadows. Restrooms are available. Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome. Directions: (5905 Sidehill Dr, Sun Valley, NV 89433) At the junction of US-395 and I-80, go north on US-395 for 1.4 miles and take exit 70B for Clear Acre Ln. toward Sun Valley. The exit merges onto Clear-Acre Lane heading north and will turn into Sun Valley Blvd. after one mile. Continue north on Clear Acre Ln/Sun Valley Blvd. for 3.25 miles until you reach Quartz Ln. Turn left (west) onto Quartz Ln. and travel .2 miles (three blocks). Turn right (north) onto Sidehill Dr. and go one block. When you see Esther Bennett Elementary on your right (north), turn left (west) and drive to the end of the road. Park in the parking lot and we'll see you there!