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Sevenmile Canyon

Monday, July 11, 2016

Alt Names

Virginia City, Cedar Hill Canyon, Flowery Peak, Sugarloaf, Seven Mile Canyon, Comstock Historic District

Last Known StatusOpen

This area features several miles of trails located in the scenic canyons surrounding Virginia City. There is a historical cemetery at the entrance and a bed and breakfast on the main road. There are some steep drop-offs and climbs near the staging area plus a make-shift motocross track on the canyon floor.

The main road is mild, but there are countless side trails, some of which get pretty technical. Trails can be connected to Lousetown Road, Six Mile Canyon and Dayton so almost every type of terrain is available.

Each year this area hosts the famous Virginia City Grand Prix, the only desert motorcycle race that starts right in the middle of town.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityVirginia City, NV
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From: Reno, NV
1) Take US-395 south to exit 57B
2) Merge onto S. Virginia Street, continue .4 miles
3) At the intersection turn left (east) onto SR-341/Geiger Grade Road, continue about 13 miles up the canyon
4) Just before entering downtown Virginia City look for a sign on the right that says "Overnight RV Camping"
5) At the sign turn left on Carson Street (you also will see a sign that says "Cemetery")
6) Continue about 100 yards, turn left on Cemetery Road (another sign here also says "Cemetery")
7) Proceed toward the large dirt parking area
8) Follow the dirt road to the left about 1/4 mile (keep veering left whenever possible)
9) Road will hug the hillside, then break out into a large flat staging area with trees.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandBLM

RATINGS

Prosclose to Virginia City, free, miles of trails, nice scenic views, some pretty good technical trails
Consmostly roads, sharp rocks, pretty dry, no trail markers
Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Square Miles14
Miles Of Trail10
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation5800 to 6000 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 little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has some trees.Some
Steep HillsThis trail has many steep hills.Many
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has few large jumps.Few
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has some sand or gravel pits.Somefirst valley has a big mine/gravel area
Single TrackThis BLM land has few single track trails.Few
RoadsThis BLM land has mostly roads.Mostly
IntersectionsThis trail has few intersections.Few
Rider TrafficThe BLM land has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis BLM land has some shaded areas.Some
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, chutes, drop offs
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Somemain roads
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostlysome steep/technical side trails
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Littlelong & steep hill climbs

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 RidingYes
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trail
AlcoholNo Restriction
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsSome Areas
Emergency / Law EnforcementNone
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.

FEES & PASSES

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

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (SW)Carson Tahoe Hospital (775) 882-1361
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (S)Virginia City Station (775) 847-0309
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (S)Virginia City Station (775) 847-0309
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (S)Virginia City RV Park (775) 847-0999
RV Hookups RV HookupOn SiteVirginia City RV Park (775) 847-0999
RV Dump Station RV DisposalOn SiteVirginia City RV Park (775) 847-0999
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteVirginia City RV Park (775) 847-0999
Convenience Store Conv StoreOn SiteVirginia City RV Park (775) 847-0999
Swimming Swim Area20-30 Miles (W)Washoe Lake
Body of Water Water Body20-30 Miles (W)Washoe Lake
Boating Launch Boat Ramp20-30 Miles (W)Washoe Lake

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
Contact InfoVirginia City Convention And Tourism Authority
86 South C Street
Virginia City, NV 89440
(775) 847-7500
visitorinfo@storeycounty.org
www.visitvirginiacitynv.com
Contact InfoVirginia City Motorcycle Club
P.O. Box 1082
Virginia City, NV 89440
(775) 527-1034
info@vcgp.com
www.vcgp.com

RECENT COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Sevenmile Canyon Trail Photo

Sevenmile Canyon Trail

There are various old stone ruins in the first valley, and some crazy-steep climbs.

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Scenery from Sevenmile Canyon Trail

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OHV at Sevenmile Canyon Trail

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OHV crossing some water at Sevenmile Canyon Trail

The trails connect up to to the south end of Lousetown Rd. (See the Lousetown Rd. ride area)

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Amenities example at Sevenmile Canyon Trail

This small RV park is next to the historic cemetery at the entrance.

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Scenery from Sevenmile Canyon Trail

Looking back at the acces road and Virginia City from the main staging area.

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Scenic view of Sevenmile Canyon Trail

There a a number of steep drops to be weary of near the staging area, and this may not be the best place for young kids.

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Scenery at Sevenmile Canyon Trail

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A trail at Sevenmile Canyon Trail

This make-shift MX track sits on the canyon floor about 1/4 mile in.

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Sevenmile Canyon Trail

The main staging area is about 1/4 mile in from the cemetery parking lot.  (pretty smooth, veer left at all opportunities)

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OHV at Sevenmile Canyon Trail

There are plenty of steep hill climbs to go for.

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Sevenmile Canyon Trail

One of the many washout chutes in and around the mines.

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Example of terrain at Sevenmile Canyon Trail

The main routes are mosty fire roads and rocky jeep trails like this, but the side trails get steep and crusty.

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A trail at Sevenmile Canyon Trail

Many parts of the main are very mild.  Just a scenic drive.  But if you keep your eyes open there are plenty of challenges.

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Sevenmile Canyon Trail

This is the start of a little single-track run.  Don't underestimate the side trails in this area, some get pretty steep.

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Yamaha YZ Motorcycle at Sevenmile Canyon Trail

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OHV at Sevenmile Canyon Trail

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Sevenmile Canyon Trail

Turn left here, right before you get to town.

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OHV at Sevenmile Canyon Trail

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Scenic view at Sevenmile Canyon Trail

Sevenmile Canyon Trail Photo

Example of terrain at Sevenmile Canyon Trail

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Scenic view of Sevenmile Canyon Trail

Sevenmile Canyon Trail Photo

Some terrain at Sevenmile Canyon Trail

Sevenmile Canyon Trail Photo

Scenery from Sevenmile Canyon Trail

Sevenmile Canyon Trail Photo

Terrain example at Sevenmile Canyon Trail

Sevenmile Canyon Trail Photo

Some terrain at Sevenmile Canyon Trail

Sevenmile Canyon Trail Photo

Example of terrain at Sevenmile Canyon Trail

Sevenmile Canyon Trail Photo

A trail at Sevenmile Canyon Trail

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Sevenmile Canyon Trail

Parking is available here at the cemetary, but it is better to go further in if your vehicle permits.

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OHV at Sevenmile Canyon Trail

Sevenmile Canyon Trail Photo

Yamaha YZ Off-Road Bike at Sevenmile Canyon Trail

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Honda ATV at Sevenmile Canyon Trail

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