Henness Pass Road

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Henness Pass Road is a 76 mile point-to-point trail located near Verdi, NV and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for off road driving and is accessible from May until November.

76.0 miles 4300 feet Point to Point

off road driving

scenic driving
3 years ago

The road is interesting mainly for its historical value. It was a main route connecting the California gold fields and the Comstock Lode in western Nevada in the late 1850s to 1868, when the Central Pacific Railroad route over Donner Pass was completed. The road is easily navigable by 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive vehicles with adequate ground clearance. Portions on the eastern side of the summit are very rocky. Views are fairly mundane and few artifacts remain.

off road driving
6 years ago

Nice fireroad with a few options for exploring. Sections are rough but generally the road can be traveled in 2 wheel cars, trucks, etc. 4x4 not required in good conditions. Nice scenery along the way. Used as an alternate commute route when i80 is backed up for RenoTruckee or vice versa.