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Gardnerville Ranchos Gravel Pits

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Alt Names

Tillman, Heritage Ln, Indian Creek Ranch Rd

Last Known StatusDestroyed

This area has been destroyed by sub-urban sprawl.

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Nearest CityGardnerville, NV
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Carson City, NV
1) Follow 395 S for approx 15 miles to 88 S
2) Follow 88 S for about 5 miles, turn left on Kimmerling Way
3) Go 2 miles on Kimmerling Way, turn right on Tillman Lane


Areatypical sprawl of chain stores, golf courses and tract housing


ConsThis place has changed over the years and we've been told that residents say that visitors are not wanted.
Our RatingRatingFair    
Recommended StayStay Away
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Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenClosed - The residents of the Gardnerville Ranchos (not the ones pictured in photo 3) have complained.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesProhibited
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsProhibited
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSProhibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
Helmets RequiredYes
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryPermitted
Emergency / Law EnforcementStrict
Insurance*Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.





Gardnerville Gravel Pits Riding Area Photo

Gardnerville Ranchos Gravel Pits Riding Area

Gardnerville Gravel Pits Riding Area Photo

Scenery at Gardnerville Ranchos Gravel Pits Riding Area

Gardnerville Gravel Pits Riding Area Photo

Kawasaki KX Motorcycle getting air at Gardnerville Ranchos Gravel Pits Riding Area

Some local boys and their father have fun on the dirt pile behind their house in Gardnerville, back when this was considered harmless.  The land is now being mined for material to build more roads and buildings.  Riders are asked to stay away.


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Approx Size3,200 acres (5 sq mi)
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation4900 to 5200 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Not Maintained
Loose DirtThis riding area has no loose dirt.None
Hard PackThe riding area has no hard pack terrain.None
SandThis riding area has no sandy areas.None
MudThe riding area has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe riding area has no dust on typical days.None
RocksThis riding area has no rocks.None
TreesThe riding area has no trees.None
Steep HillsThis riding area has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe riding area has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis riding area has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis riding area has no large jumps.None
BermsThe riding area has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis vacant land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis vacant land has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis vacant land has no roads.None
IntersectionsThis riding area has no intersections.None
Rider TrafficThe vacant land has no rider traffic on typical days.None(except the residents of Gardnerville Ranchos)
ShadeThis vacant land has no shaded areas.None
Ranges/GunfireThis vacant land has no shooting ranges or gunfire.Nonewe'll say there's none if you want us to, but look at the ground
HazardsThis riding area has many hazards.Many(hazards not marked)
residents may threaten legal action against you
Easy Terrain NoviceThis riding area has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis riding area has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis riding area has little expert terrain.Little


First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (NE)Carson Valley Medical Center (775) 782-1500
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (N)7-11 (775) 265-2380
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (NE)7-11 (775) 782-7601
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (N)Gardnerville
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (N)Carson Valley RV Resort/Hotel (800) 321-6983
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (N)Carson Valley RV Resort/Hotel (800) 321-6983
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (NW)Zephyr Cove RV Park & Campground (775) 589-4907
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (N)7-11 (775) 265-2380
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (NW)Lake Tahoe
Body of Water Water Body1-5 Miles (S)Mud Lake
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (NW)Lakeside Marina (530) 541-6626
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