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Verdi Peak OHV

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Alt Names

Verdi Range Area, Tahoe National Forest, Boca Reservoir, Boca Spring, Boca Ridge, Boca Springs Road

Last Known StatusOpen

This place offers a family friendly ride on easy forest service roads that run directly from the campgrounds, and wind up to Verdi Peak for some nice views of Boca Reservoir. There are a handful of side trails, but the single track trails are hard to find. The roads are so mild, it's a quick shot to the peak, and you can make your way toward Bull Ranch Creek (Dog Valley) for some more interesting trails.

Camping is available at the trailhead (see driving directions). Note that the campgrounds in the general area around Boca, Stampede, and Prosser Reservoirs are closed during the winter months, often until mid or late May. Sections of the trail leading to Verdi Peak may also be snow-covered well into late spring.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityHirschdale, CA
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From: Reno, NV
1) Take I-80 west to Hirschdale exit (Exit 194)
2) Turn left at the stop sign
3) Follow this road across the railroad tracks, past Boca Dam (kiosk there has map & other useful info)
4) Continue straight (north) approx 2.6 miles
5) Boca Rest campground will be on the left, right on the water at the mouth of the river.

*Note: For day trips, or more secluded camping, try the Boca Springs campground. Before passing Boca Rest campground on the left, turn right instead (east) on Boca Springs Road. Proceed approx. 1 mile, stay to the left at all turnoffs.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandNational Forest

RATINGS

Prosbeautiful scenic views, close to Boca Reservoir, plenty of camping opportunities, great place to take a beginner, plenty of boating, fishing and swimming opportunities
Consno single track, roads are not challenging, most campgrounds are closed until mid-May
Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Summer/Fall
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Square Miles10
Miles Of Trail15
Climate TypeForest
Elevation5600 to 8300 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis national forest has almost all roads.All
IntersectionsThis trail has many intersections.Many
Rider TrafficThe national forest has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis national forest has almost all shaded areas.All
Ranges/GunfireThis national forest has few shooting ranges or gunfire.Few
HazardsThis trail has no hazards.None
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has little intermediate level terrain.Little
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
Dates OpenApril 24 - December 31CA OHMVR red sticker vehicles permitted year round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)CA OHMVR noise limits apply (1985/older limit 101 dB, 1986/newer limit 96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some AreasCA OHMVR stickers required
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
Certain TimesCA OHMVR restrictions apply
Helmets RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingYes
Cross CountryProhibitedkeep vehicle on trail
AlcoholNo Restriction
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsSome Areas
Emergency / Law EnforcementFew/Periodic
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that you have medical insurance and carry motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before taking your vehicle to any of the locations depicted here.

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
CampingYes
Tent: $20.00
RV: $20.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $5.00
Boca Rest and Boca Springs Campground Fees

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (SW)Tahoe Forest Hospital (530) 582-3481
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SW)76 (530) 587-7600
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SW)76 (530) 587-7600
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (SW)Truckee
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (S)United Trails RV Campground (530) 587-8282
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (N)Logger Campground (Stampede Reservoir)
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (SW)Safeway (530) 582-7950
Swimming Swim AreaOn SiteBoca Reservoir
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteBoca Reservoir
Boating Launch Boat Ramp1-5 Miles (S)Boca Reservoir

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoTahoe National Forest - Truckee Ranger District
9646 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA 96161-2949
(530) 587-3558
www.fs.fed.us

RECENT COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Verdi Peak Trail Photo

Verdi Peak OHV Trail

This area offers a bit of everything - good camping, excellent scenic views, swimming, fishing plus some nice trails to explore. This photo was taken near the top of Verdi Peak.

Verdi Peak Trail Photo

OHV at Verdi Peak OHV Trail

The main trail has a few loose rocks with a gradual climb but nothing that is too difficult. This is a good place to bring the quads.

Verdi Peak Trail Photo

Honda CRF Trail Bike at Verdi Peak OHV Trail

Most of the trail is wide and smooth and makes for a nice half-day ride.

Verdi Peak Trail Photo

RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Verdi Peak OHV Trail

Boca Springs Campground is about one mile east from the reservoir but also provides direct access to the OHV trail. The campground has basic amenities including picnic tables, BBQ grills and drinking water.

Verdi Peak Trail Photo

RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Verdi Peak OHV Trail

Boca Rest Campground is a popular place to stage.

Verdi Peak Trail Photo

Verdi Peak OHV Trail

Verdi Peak Trail Photo

Verdi Peak OHV Trail

Verdi Peak Trail Photo

Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Verdi Peak OHV Trail

The best time to visit this place is during the summer and fall months. The trail is usually covered with snow through late spring.

Verdi Peak Trail Photo

OHV at Verdi Peak OHV Trail

At the top of Verdi Peak you can see Boca Reservoir.

Verdi Peak Trail Photo

OHV at Verdi Peak OHV Trail

Made it to the top of Verdi Peak, but now its time to head back to camp.

Verdi Peak Trail Photo

Verdi Peak OHV Trail

Verdi Peak Trail Photo

Honda CRF Motorbike at Verdi Peak OHV Trail

Verdi Peak Trail Photo

Honda CRF Motorbike at Verdi Peak OHV Trail

Verdi Peak Trail Photo

OHV at Verdi Peak OHV Trail

Verdi Peak Trail Photo

Honda CRF Trail Bike at Verdi Peak OHV Trail

Verdi Peak Trail Photo

Scenic view at Verdi Peak OHV Trail

Verdi Peak Trail Photo

RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Verdi Peak OHV Trail

The Boca Springs Group Camping Area can accommodate up to 25 people and 8 vehicles. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (877) 444-6777.

Verdi Peak Trail Photo

A trail at Verdi Peak OHV Trail

Verdi Peak Trail Photo

OHV at Verdi Peak OHV Trail

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