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Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade

Friday, August 19, 2016

Alt Names

Jumbo Creek Watershed, Washoe Lake, Jumbo Grade Trailhead, Snowstorm Canyon, New Ophir Rd, Ophir Toll Road, American Flat Road, Eastlake Boulevard, Boss Jumbo Mine, Pandora Mine, Empire Mine, Wakefield Peak, Snow Storm Canyon

Last Known StatusOpen

Recently upgraded with a gravel parking area, restrooms and kiosks, this area offers a variety of multiple use roads, trails and play areas suitable for ATVs, dirt bikes, 4x4s, and more. There is a soft and sandy but narrow motocross play track directly north of the staging area, as well as some more practice tracks across the creek to the west that are usually pretty hard, dry and rutted.

There is also a gravel pit to the south which is off limits, but is popular nonetheless. The main trail up the canyon has mixed rocky and sandy sections with a couple of water crossings. It passes various old mines and mining camps to eventually head over the hills to Virginia City. Access is free and restrooms and parking are the only services.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityReno, NV
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From: Reno, NV
1) Take 395 S about 15 miles
2) Turn left on Eastlake Blvd., continue about 4 miles
3) Turn left (east) on Jumbo Grade Way, continue about 1 mile (veer left where pavement ends)
4) Veer right at the sign that reads "Jumbo Grade Trailhead"
5) Proceed up the hill to the large gravel lot. Stage here.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail, Track
LandBLM

RATINGS

Prosfree, open daily, large open play area
Consvery little shade
Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
Summer/Fall
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Square Miles13
Miles Of Trail20
Climate TypeForest
Elevation5500 to 6500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
Loose DirtThis OHV area has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe OHV area has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis OHV area has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe OHV area has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe OHV area has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis OHV area has some rocks.Some
TreesThe OHV area has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis OHV area has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe OHV area has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis OHV area has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis OHV area has few large jumps.Few
BermsThe OHV area has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has few sand or gravel pits.Fewgravel pit south of main staging area
Single TrackThis BLM land has few single track trails.Few
RoadsThis BLM land has mostly roads.Mostly
IntersectionsThis OHV area has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe BLM land has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis BLM land has few shaded areas.Few
Ranges/GunfireThis BLM land has some shooting ranges or gunfire.Some
HazardsThis OHV area has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis OHV area has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis OHV area has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis OHV area has little expert terrain.Little
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum
CommentSmall sandy make-shift MX track

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
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
prohibited within .25 miles of trailhead
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresNo Restrictionprohibited within .25 miles of trailhead
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedkeep on the trail
AlcoholNo Restriction
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsSome Areasprohibited within .25 miles of trailhead
Emergency / Law EnforcementFew/Periodic
Insurance*Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.

FEES & PASSES

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

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (S)Carson-Tahoe Hospital (775) 882-1361
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (NW)7-11 (775) 849-0711
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (NW)7-11 (775) 849-0711
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (NW)7-11 (775) 849-0711
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (S)Pinion Plaza RV Park (877) 519-5567
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (S)Washoe Lake State Recreation Area
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (S)Washoe Lake State Recreation Area
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (NW)7-11 (775) 849-0711
Swimming Swim Area1-5 Miles (W)Washoe Lake
Body of Water Water Body1-5 Miles (W)Washoe Lake
Boating Launch Boat Ramp1-5 Miles (S)Washoe Lake State Recreation Area

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoBLM - Nevada State Office
1340 Financial Blvd
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 861-6400
www.nv.blm.gov

RECENT COMMENTS & REVIEWS

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KTM Dirtbike at Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area

The sand track north of the staging area is not an official track, but is good enough for practice.

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Amenities at Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area

The staging area now has some new features, including kiosks with maps, restrooms, and a large gravel parking area.

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A view of Slide Mountain and Washoe Valley from the main staging area.

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Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area

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Some terrain at Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area

Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area Photo

Example of terrain at Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area

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KTM Dirt Bike at Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area

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KTM Motorbike at Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area

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OHV at Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area

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Honda CRF Motorcycle doing a wheelie at Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area

Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area Photo

Some terrain at Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area

There are numerous primitive camping opportunities.

Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area Photo

Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area

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Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area

Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area Photo

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A trail at Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area

The trails are typically hard packed and somewhat rocky.

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Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area

Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area Photo

OHV at Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area

The gravel pit to the south of the staging area is technically off limits, but popular nonetheless.

Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area Photo

Some terrain at Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area

Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area Photo

Example of terrain at Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area

Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area Photo

Terrain example at Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area

Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area Photo

Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area

Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area Photo

Example of terrain at Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade OHV Area

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