Dog Valley Road

MODERATE 5 reviews

Dog Valley Road is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Verdi, California and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, birding, and off road driving and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,053 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

nature trips

off road driving

hiking
2 months 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!

hiking
3 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
6 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.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Friday, June 16, 2017