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Moon Rocks

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Alt Names

Moonrocks, Hungry Valley Recreation Area, Spanish Springs, Pyramid Lake, Chickadee Lane/hungry Valley Rec Access, Moon Rocks

Last Known StatusOpen

Moon Rocks is the popular name for the Hungry Valley Recreation Area, a large open area with a variety of roads and trails in the high desert terrain.

The area gets its name from the large rock formation that is next to the staging area, and is a popular play area for all types of vehicles. Entrance and camping is free, but the climate is dry and dusty, with no water, services or shade provided. Come prepared.

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LOCATION

Nearest CityReno, NV
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From: Reno, NV
1) I-80 east to 445 north through Spanish Springs
2) Continue north on 445 8 miles past Spanish Springs to Winnemuca Ranch Road
3) Left on Winnemuca Ranch Road (north)
4) Follow 5 miles until road turns to dirt
5) Follow one more mile to entrance on left at N39.51.233, W119.43.447
6) Follow entrance road in 1/2 mile to staging areas (look for large flat dirt parking area and kiosk).

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail, Play Areas
LandBLM

QUALITY

Prosopen area, open spaces, popular - will see many other riders, large open staging area, some interesting rock formations to play on, large/lots of trails
Consdry & dusty, no water, no services, very little shade
RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended StayFull Day
Spring

TERRAIN

Square Miles100
Miles Of Trail200
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation4300 to 6500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Not Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe trail has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis trail has some large jumps.Some
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis BLM land has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis BLM land has some roads.Some50% roads
IntersectionsThis trail has many intersections.Many
Rider TrafficThe BLM land has some rider traffic on typical days.Somea lot by Nevada standards, little by CA
ShadeThis BLM land has few shaded areas.Few
Ranges/GunfireThis BLM land has some shooting ranges or gunfire.Some
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
Beware of open mine shafts.
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little
CommentGood place to bring the family.

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesNVOHV sticker required
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYes
BicyclesNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HikingNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresNo Restrictionseason permitting
Night RidingYes
Cross CountryProhibitedriders must stay on trail
Prohibited, but not enforced
AlcoholNo Restriction
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsSome Areas
Emergency / Law EnforcementFew/PeriodicJeep/SUV Patrol
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.

FEES

ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingNo ($0.00)

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid20-30 Miles (SE)Northern Nevada Medical Center (775) 331-7000
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (S)7-11 (775) 425-1711
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (S)7-11 (775) 425-1711
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (N)Pyramid Lake RV Park (775) 476-1156
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (N)Pyramid Lake RV Park (775) 476-1156
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (N)Pyramid Lake RV Park (775) 476-1156
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Siteopen area, camp anywhere
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (S)7-11 (775) 425-1711
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (N)Pyramid Lake
Body of Water Water Body5-20 Miles (N)Pyramid Lake
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (N)Pyramid Lake

CONTACTS

Contact InfoBLM - Sierra Front Field Office
5665 Morgan Mill Road
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 885-6000
ccfoweb@blm.gov
www.blm.gov

COMMENTS

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Moon Rocks Trail Photo

Moon Rocks Trail

These rocks give the area it's name.

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A trail at Moon Rocks Trail

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OHV at Moon Rocks Trail

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Scenic view at Moon Rocks Trail

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OHV at Moon Rocks Trail

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OHV doing a wheelie at Moon Rocks Trail

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Moon Rocks Trail

View of the main staging area.

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OHV at Moon Rocks Trail

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OHV at Moon Rocks Trail

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A trail at Moon Rocks Trail

Moon Rocks Trail Photo

RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Moon Rocks Trail

This sign is posted at the entrance.

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OHV at Moon Rocks Trail

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OHV at Moon Rocks Trail

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Example of terrain at Moon Rocks Trail

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Moon Rocks Trail

Moon Rocks Trail Photo

OHV at Moon Rocks Trail

There are a couple of make-shift motocross tracks, and plenty of open area.

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