When you live in the high desert, one thing you don’t lack is a dirt road. Reno Tahoe is the perfect location to put your car in 4-wheel-drive, unload your ATV or Dirt Back and leave a cloud of dust behind. We are also a part of the nationally televised Lucas Off Road Racing Series where spectators watch all of the high-flying action from their seats in the grandstands. The best part of off roading is the freedom to go where ever you want, but we will list a few of our favorite trails below.
Hunter Lake– This is a 30-mile loop that takes you from Boomtown, up and over a portion of the Toiyabe National Forest. Total elevation gain is /-3,500 vertical feet. The ride is a combination of maintained fire roads with a descent on a very rugged (barely passable) road with some big, fast hits. The route takes you past Big Meadow to Hunter Lake, then down to Reno.
Peavine Mountain– Numerous trails cover this high-desert terrain, which is a popular spot for Reno OHVers, especially since the trails are easily accessible to the city limits. Just watch out for mountain bikers or hikers in this diverse area.
Old Geiger Grade Toll Road– Ditch the traditional highway and take a twisty, scenic, all dirt road from Reno to Virginia City.
Jumbo Grade Trail– This 14-mile loop trail is located near Washoe Valley and will offer incredible views of the valley. This area is perfect for ATVs, dirt bikes, 4x4s and more.
There really is an endless amount of road available to put a little mud on your tires, and half the fun is finding your own path. Be sure to upload your photos on social media using #RenoTahoe so we can follow along on your off-roading adventure!