Explore the most popular off road driving trails in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

off road driving
3 days ago

This trail has a little bit of everything, from rocky steep inclines to flat lands. Pack water because there is no shade! I didn’t find all the caves and mines as seen in some of the pictures, but still a good day. We ended at 9,000 feet

Easy to get to. Great views and love the smell of the forest.

hiking
1 month ago

The road into Dog Valley really doesn't have the breath taking views. It does have a sign at the begging that tells of the costs associated with one of the forest fires. It is somewhat interesting. I chose to make a loop out of this trail that did end up with a bunch of great views of Truckee and Reno. Had a great time until my GPS locked up. Even then really enjoyed the flowers. The trail at the bottom of the loop disappeared and I ended up heading off cross country for about 200 yards. Had a great time, despite the weather!

The main trail was a pretty easy dirt road but we found some more difficult and super amazing trails that branched off. Main road is super easy for beginners but if you explore some of the unmapped areas you can find difficult routes and amazing spots.

hiking
2 months ago

This is actually a dirt/gravel road open to vehicles, not a hiking trail. Still, Henness Pass (the turnaround spot) has some beautiful views over the valley below. There are also plenty of side roads (some open to vehicles, some not) if you want to do more exploration

hiking
5 months ago

(Verdi to Summit 1) is a great "I have to get out of here" drive to forest and mountains. Good mountain biking in Dog Valley. Once to Summit one its plenty to hike, ride and enjoy. Road can be treacherous and blow outs are common. Go prepared. The mud hole at the parking area had pallets burned over it so it has nails and staples in the mud.

off road driving
5 months ago

I've been driving up here for years. Don't forget to climb up to the cemetery. After you pass the "hotel" that us half buried you come to a small "barn." Look up the hill to the south. It's a 4Lo kind of climb but well worth it.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Really neat place, it's a little spread out so make sure you continue to the hilltop where you can see the old cemetery and unmarked graves. We found old soda cans and debris left along with tools and such. Worth the effort to get there.
Our side by side broke down and my Kia Sorento was able to drive to the location following quads as my lookout. It took about 30 min to arrive from road so bring snacks and water

off road driving
Sunday, March 06, 2016

This trail provides access to Aurora and Bodie Ghost towns. Travel is limited to 4 wheel approximately 3 miles south of the junction of Hawthorne and Aurora Roads. Be sure to visit the Aurora Cemetery at the top of the mountain. The ride through Del Monte Canyon is great. On and ATV or UTV you will need a helmet after you cross the California state line, firearms are very unwelcome in California and particularly at the Bodie State Park. This is truly a must visit area. The trail is closed after the first snowfall and usually until early May.

off road driving
Sunday, January 08, 2012

Great old ghost towin in the trees

mountain biking
1 month ago

hiking
9 months ago

Friday, June 16, 2017