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Wilson Canyon

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Alt Names

Walker River, Copperbelt Dr, Pine Grove Hills, Mt. Wilson, Black Peak, Black Mountain, Smith Valley, Smith Nevada - Walker Creek, Walker River Trails

Last Known StatusOpen

These hard-pack dunes alongside Walker River offer plenty of hill climbs, and a large designated staging and camping area. Some of the surrounding trail loops are a bit rocky, and there is no single-track, but the scenery is great, with deep colored canyons and some nice views of the river.

This a good place to take the family for the weekend or a novice rider, and there are additional trails to explore on the opposite side of the rest area and across the highway (southwest of main staging area). Be sure to obey all signs and do not ride near the river, as this will further encourage certain local groups who are trying their best to close the area down to OHVs.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityYerington, NV
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From: Wellington, NV
1) Take Hwy 208 E for about 10 miles
2) As you cross the bridge over the Walker River, slow down and turn left (west) on Copperbelt Drive
3) Follow Copperbelt Drive for about 1/2 mile toward the staging area.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail, Gravel Pit
LandBLM

RATINGS

ProsFree, plenty of staging and campsite opportunuties to choose from, on site toliet facilities, decent scenery, deep canyons
Consnot enough single track, some trails are very rocky, not enough interesting terrain
Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Nov-June
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail20
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation4750 to 5750 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
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 some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis trail has few large jumps.Few
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis BLM land has few single track trails.Few
RoadsThis BLM land has mostly roads.Mostly
IntersectionsThis trail has many intersections.Many
Rider TrafficThe BLM land has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
ShadeThis BLM land has few shaded areas.Few
Ranges/GunfireThis BLM land has few shooting ranges or gunfire.Few
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
Beware of cliffs.
Steep Hills
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little

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)Some Areas
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some Areas
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYes
BicyclesNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HikingNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HorsebackNo RestrictionNot Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trails
AlcoholNo Restriction
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsSome Areas
Emergency / Law EnforcementFew/Periodic
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.
CommentCampfires are prohibited July through October.

FEES & PASSES

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

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid30+ Miles (NW)Carson Valley Medical Center (775) 782-1500
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (N)Chevron (775) 463-2552
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (N)Chevron (775) 463-2552
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (NW)Walker River Resort (800) 446-2573
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (NW)Walker River Resort (800) 446-2573
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (W)Smith-Bybees Store (775) 465-2289
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (N)Scolari's (775) 463-4431
Swimming Swim AreaOn SiteWalker River
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteWalker River
Boating Launch Boat Ramp20-30 Miles (W)Topaz Lake Park (800) 962-0732

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

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

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