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China Springs

Monday, July 11, 2016

Alt Names

Horseshoe Bend, East Fork Carson River, Toiyabe National Forest

Last Known StatusOpen

This part of the Toiyabe National Forest has about 17 miles of forest service roads and rocky jeep trails. These are just rocky roads, not motorcycle trails. You will not find any single track, but the scenery makes this a good choice for a slow ATV loop, or ATV camping trip.

The area is not crowded and fishing, boating and primitive camping are permitted. Please respect the land by packing out what you bring in and by leaving the area cleaner that what you found it. This will help keep the area open for future riders to enjoy.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityGardnerville, NV
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From: Gardnerville, NV
1) Take US-395 south about 7 miles
2) Turn right on China Springs Road/FS-690, continue about .2 miles.
3) Look for large turnout on the right, park/stage here
4) To hit the trail, veer right on Horshoe Bend Road (the road behind the tree that heads southwest, not the sharp right that heads up the hill)
5) The road proceeds past a few houses on the left then over the ridge.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandNational Forest

RATINGS

Prosfree, scenic views, primitive camping permitted near the river
Consvery rocky, no motorcycle trails
Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
Summer/Fall
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Square Miles4
Miles Of Trail17
Climate TypeForest
Elevation5200 to 5800 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Not Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has mostly rocks.Mostly
TreesThe trail has some trees.Some
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
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 some shaded areas.Some
Ranges/GunfireThis national forest has few shooting ranges or gunfire.Few
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some

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)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresNo Restriction
Night RidingUnknownNot Recommended
Cross CountryProhibitedriders must stay on trail
AlcoholNo Restriction
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsSome Areas
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 (N)Barton Memorial Hospital (775) 782-1500
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (N)Gardnerville
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (N)Gardnerville
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (N)Gardnerville
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (N)Carson Valley RV Resort (775) 782-9711
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (N)Carson Valley RV Resort (775) 782-9711
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (N)Gardnerville
Swimming Swim AreaOn Site
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site East Fork Carson River
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (S)Topaz Lake

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoHumboldt - Toiyabe National Forest - Carson Ranger District
1536 South Carson St.
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 882-2766
www.fs.fed.us

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