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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Mogul, Dog Valley, Northgate, Verdi, Sticky Peak, Verdi Peak, North Flat, Mogul Mountain, Back Side Peavine Mountain, Toiyabe National Forest, Mitchell Canyon, Cow Canyon
|Last Known Status||Open|
If you are coming to Reno to ride, this place is not to be overlooked. Moonrocks may be more popular, but in our opinion Dog Valley is more fun, with some interesting scenery and views of the nearby Truckee River.
What makes it so fun is the wide variety of terrain, with trails that wind through sand and desert sage, teeter along the mountain ridges, and then tunnel deep into the woods. Many of the woods trails are single track (and we mean 18 inches wide), and the rest are perfect for ATVs.
Note that some of the wooded areas don't thaw until late May or even June. This is listed as a Nevada riding area because it is closest to Reno, but large portions of the area are in California, including the recommended staging area. You'll need either a Nevada NVOHV sticker or a California OHMVR sticker. Both states reciprocate.
|Nearest City||Reno, NV|
|From: Reno, NV
1) I-80 west to Exit 5
2) Proceed through the roundabout, continue about 1 mile
3) Staging area is on the right.
For Henness Pass Staging Area:
1) I-80 west to Verdi
2) Take exit 5 (last exit before Boomtown)
3) Continue straight about 2.5 miles from the bottom of the exit into Verdi
4) Turn right (north) on Bridge Street, continue about .5 miles.
5) Turn/veer right onto Dog Valley Road which turns into Hennesse Pass Road, continue about 1 mile.
6) Continue straight to stay on Hennesse Pass Road (you will pass Sunrise Creek Road on the left).
7) Follow the road about 2 miles. Staging area will be a large dirt parking area.
|Area||Trail, also has play area near staging area|
|Land||BLM, National Forest|
|Pros||wide variety of terrain, fair amount of single track, not crowded, good scenery, easy access to staging area|
|Cons||often dry and dusty, easy to get disoriented, few trail markings or directional signs|
|Our Rating||Very Good |
|Recommended Stay||Full Day|
|Comments||(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)|
|Approx Size||25,600 acres (40 sq mi)|
|Miles Of Trail||100|
|Elevation||4850 to 8300 ft.|
|Trail Maintenance||Not Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained|
|Hazards||Few||(hazards not marked)|
Beware of cliffs.
|Permit Required||Yes||NVOHV sticker required|
|Spark Arrestor||Yes||A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.|
(staging area and large portion of trails are in California)
|Noise Limit||Yes (96 dB)||(staging area and large portion of trails are in California)|
|Whip Flags||Not Required|
|Maximum Vehicle Width|
|ATVs||Some Areas||some trails too narrow for ATVs|
|UTVs / SXS||Some Areas|
|SUVs / Jeeps (registered)||Some Areas|
|Dune Buggy/Sand Rail|
|Two Strokes /|
2 Cycle Engines
|Camping||Some Areas||some primitive camping available|
|Night Riding||Yes||Not Recommended|
|Cross Country||Prohibited||keep on designated trails|
|Emergency / Law Enforcement||Some||Jeep/SUV Patrol|
ATV/Saddle Mounted Patrol
|Insurance||*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.|
|Comment||*Sometimes officers on trail bikes will check for California OHV stickers in the National Forest area. They hang out in the forested area where the trail crosses back and forth from Nevada to California, so be sure that your bike is legal in BOTH states.|
|First Aid||5-20 Miles (E)||St. Mary's Regional Medical Center (775) 770-3000|
|Gasoline||1-5 Miles (SE)||Chevron (775) 345-6000|
|Diesel||1-5 Miles (SE)||Chevron (775) 345-6000|
|Water||5-20 Miles (SW)||Boca Springs Campground (877) 444-6777 or (530) 587-3558|
|RV Hookup||1-5 Miles (SE)||Boomtown/KOA (877) 626-6686|
|RV Disposal||1-5 Miles (SE)||Boomtown/KOA (877) 626-6686|
|Campground||5-20 Miles (SW)||Boca Rest Campground (877) 444-6777 or (530) 587-3558|
|Conv Store||1-5 Miles (SE)||Chevron (775) 345-6000|
|Swim Area||Reno, NV|
|Water Body||1-5 Miles (SW)||Truckee River|
|Boat Ramp||5-20 Miles (W)||Boca/Stamped Reservoir|
|Contact Info||Humboldt - Toiyabe National Forest - Supervisor's Office|
1200 Franklin Way
Sparks, NV 89431
|Contact Info||Tahoe National Forest - Truckee Ranger District|
9646 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA 96161-2949