Henness Pass Road

EASY 3 reviews
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Henness Pass Road is a 39.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Verdi, Nevada that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and off road driving and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

39.7 miles
3120 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash

off road driving

scenic driving


scenic driving
Friday, August 16, 2013

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
Sunday, August 22, 2010

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.

6 months ago