ATV/OHV Tours & Trails
About 17 miles of forest service roads and rocky jeep trails can be found at this OHV area. These are just rocky roads, not motorcycle trails. You will not find any single track, but the scenery makes this a good choice for a slow ATV loop, or ATV camping trip. The area is not crowded and fishing, boating and primitive camping are permitted. Please respect the land by packing out what you bring in and by leaving the area cleaner that what you found it. This will help keep the area open for future riders to enjoy.
Directions: From: Gardnerville, NV 1) Take US-395 south about 7 miles 2) Turn right on China Springs Rd. (FS-690), continue about .2 miles. 3) Look for large turnout on the right, park/stage here 4) To hit the trail, veer right on Horshoe Bend Rd. (the road behind the tree that heads southwest, not the sharp right that heads up the hill) 5) The road proceeds past a few houses on the left then over the ridge. Trail Map Street Map
Great scenic views of Carson Valley/Lake Tahoe, smooth trails, soft soil, and some killer single track is what you'll find here. The only drawback is the single track trails are just not long enough, and they sometimes dead end into the backyards of the Lake Tahoe residents. This is a popular mountain bike area, but rest assured these trails are OHV friendly, with some even specifically marked for motorcycles. There are about ten miles of upper elevation roads with multiple side trails and some primitive camp areas and a couple nice play areas. This is a very fun place to ride; you'll just wish there was more of it. Open June - November 15.
Directions: From: Carson City, NV 1) Take 395 S. about 13 miles 2) Turn onto Hwy 88 S., continue 2 miles 3) Turn right (west) on SR 207, continue 11.5 miles 4) Turn right (north) on N. Benjamin Dr., continue 1.5 miles (N. Benjamin Dr. turns into Andria Dr.) 5) Staging area will be on your left. Trail Map Street Map
This free area offers miles of sandy, novice friendly ATV trails as well as several steep hill climbs and play areas. The main staging area is large and flat, with plenty of room for large toy-haulers or RVs. There are no services, but primitive camping is permitted and there are suitable sites scattered throughout the area. For even more trails follow the main route north toward the Pine Nut Mountains.
Directions: From: Carson City, NV 1) Take 395 south about 10 miles 2) Turn left (east) on Johnson Lane, continue about 4 miles. 3) Paved road will turn to dirt, continue about 100 yards 4) Stage here. Trail Map Street Map
Mt. Como is typically accessed via Johnson Lane in the Carson Valley. Johnson Lane is located about 5 miles north of Mindenk and 7 miles sough of the Hwy 50 and 395 intersection. This route to the trailhead primarily travels on Sunrise Pass road. Most maps will show Sunrise Pass road.
This area consists mainly of rolling hills, sand washes, and a variety of ATV trails with mountain views. There is an OHV info box at the main entrance of the staging area, however at the time of this writing the BLM was still working on a map of the area. The main staging area is fairly large with some small jumps and plenty of room for young riders to test their skills.
Directions: From: Carson City, NV 1) Take 395 South approx 20 miles 2) Turn left on Pinenut Rd. and continue approx 1 1/4 miles 3) Veer right at the fork and continue another 3/4 of a mile on Pinenut Rd. 4) Turn left just before the fairgrounds and continue about 1/4 mile to the staging area. 5) Staging area will be on your left, and is clearly visible from the road. (Note: If you see the fairgrounds on your right or you come to a dead end, you've missed your final left turn.) Trail Map Street Map
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Nevada Adventure Company
You're probably thinking about visiting our part of the world because of its spectacular beauty and unparalleled outdoor recreation opportunities. The Nevada Adventure Company was started over 20 years ago – and is still owned and operated today – by local Nevada and Lake Tahoe folks who love the backcountry. This is our home and we like sharing it with others. We've taken thousands of people from all over the world out to see and do things that they just can't experience back at home. Still, no two guests and no two tours are alike. We're confident that we can show you a special adventure that you will remember for a lifetime.
This area offers about 15 miles of fire roads, a few side trails, and a very long sand wash. You won't find many challenges here (unless it snows!) but if you stay on the main power-line road it will take you to the old sheep ranch which has a shady spot by the creek and makes a nice resting point. The alternative is to follow the sand wash which eventually leads up into the mountains.
Directions: From: Carson City, NV 1) Take I-395 south toward Minden (approx. 15 miles) 2) Turn left (east) on Buckeye Rd. and continue approx. 3 1/2 miles 3) Turn left on E. Valley Rd. and continue approx. 1 mile 4) Turn right on the powerline lined dirt road* (largest double-pole power lines) 5) Stage anywhere along this road - (continue along this same road to the trails). Trail Map Street Map