Old Geiger Grade Toll Road

EASY 18 reviews

Old Geiger Grade Toll Road is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Reno, Nevada that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for horses and off road driving and is best used from May until September. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

2.9 miles
1289 feet
Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly

horseback riding

off road driving



off road driving
1 month ago

Fun little run to take on a nice day up to Virginia City, only one small sketchy area that has a big of a run off. Cool photos to take along the way. Any 4x4 shouldn’t have an issue

off road driving
3 months ago

I've been driving this trail for years, it's a good short beginner trial with some fun more challenging offshoots. Right now in March 2018 it's got some lower areas that are pretty washed out, but as long you have a basic 4x4 you should be fine.

3 months ago

I've been wanting to check this trail out for quite some time. I hiked it after several nights of snow, with melting during the day. Looked like all of the tracks from the 4X4's were headed down hill, the mud was quite slippery. They must have done some work to the road as there were no large rocks, no deep ruts. Very pretty area, minimal sounds from the highway. Hoped to see some mustangs, only saw tracks. Glad that I hiked it, I've been up rougher roads in rental cars!

off road driving
4 months ago

Good trail to hit when heading from Reno to Virgina city. a lot of loose good size rocks. 4x4 with good clearance or skid plates recommended. took about 30 minutes or so. close to 4 miles .

off road driving
4 months ago

Very fun shorter trail. Definitely would rate moderate for anyone in a full size truck, easy on an ATV or maybe a two door Jeep (anything narrow with a short wheelbase). Did this trail in my Tundra crew cab, and barely fit in a couple places, plus the trail winds along 70-100 foot drop offs in certain points (not as easy when your tires are on the edge). Very rocky in certain places, so be careful not to pop a tire, and watch for other traffic on the trail because passing is extremely difficult on most of the route. Amazing views and took about 40 minutes to complete at a slow comfortable pace. Would definitely do it again, and if I were in a more narrow vehicle I’m sure it would be even more fun and a little less hair raising.

8 months ago

Started out pretty rough and some narrow passes. Definitely needed four wheel drive in this area. I would call this section moderate not easy. Very beautiful views, we were in our 4x4 Jeep and we had to move very slow on this section. Then about half way it looked much better and probably maintained by the county. From there on out there was still very pretty views but that section was easy. There are a few homesteads in the easier section so that is probably why the road was better.

off road driving
Thursday, June 01, 2017

Very quick and simple trail that any stock jeep or 4x4 truck could manage. Some off trail breakaways are fun to explore, some many need experience or modifications. Great overall for beginners or experienced looking for a quick 4x4 fix.

off road driving
Friday, March 24, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this trail! I have a stock, non-lifted Jeep Wrangler and never had any problems. The views were magnificent. Great, easy trail for beginners.

off road driving
Sunday, March 12, 2017

This was my first time on this trail. I went in my pretty much stock 4x4 Colorado Z71. Scenic climb. Pretty rocky on the way up. We encountered a little snow and mud towards the top, but not too much due to the increase in temperature.

off road driving
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Scenic but rocky trail with lots of ruts due to other vehicles and water erosion. Drove in February during a dry week but there were still lots of muddy areas on the lower elevation and light snow on the upper stretches.

Trail had signs of a few minor rockslides but nothing major. One part of the trail near the upper stretch was quite narrow due to a dead tree on one side and partial washout of the trail's edge on the other. Squeezed by without an issue but wider 4x4s may be precariously close to the washed out edge. Hopefully the next person or a local will have a saw or chain to remove the dead tree.

off road driving
Sunday, June 05, 2016

Easy 4x4 trail good for new people.

Once the paved part of Toll Road ends, the lower part of the old road is actually the rougher part with the part near Geiger at the top fairly smooth. Importantly, I have a non-lifted 4-door wrangler and while I needed to think about where I was driving on the road (there are some deep trenches in places from what I'm assuming was this past year's weather) i didn't bottom out once. The top part has been re-graded sometime recently. Note, this trail ends at the "Saddle" section of Geiger grade so if you want to continue to Virginia city you need to drive on the main road.

Nice ride, really bumpy, but a lot of fun and little stress. For a beginner off-road trail, I give this four stars.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

well I like this trail I've taken it with all my vehicles I have owned from 94 Pontiac am to 2000 mazda protege to 2008 Pontiac Grand prix to the current car I have now witch is 2000 dodge durango.The road over the years has gotten little more rough. But a year ago before I got rid of my grand prix it had no issues with it just watch rocks and take it easy. this is one of my favorite off road roads.

Friday, July 25, 2014

great trail to drive grand Cherokee with kids. fairly easy, great views, minimal rocks to go over.would be ok with 2 wheel drive suv...

off road driving
Thursday, January 05, 2012

It is a good road for some basic 4x4 fun. Great views of Reno. You will see wild horses for sure. Watch for rattlesnakes in the rocks! Plenty of places for gunpowder therapy.

scenic driving
Friday, July 15, 2011

Our Magellan GPS directed us to this Toll Road. Of course it could not know that we were not in an Off-Road-Vehicle. We drove from Reno to Virginia City. It was the most dangerous trip I have ever taken. I had to maneuver my CR-V at times around boulders; other times drive on top of jagget stones in order for the vehicle not to bottom out on this one lane road. A few times all wheels started to spin in 1st gear as well as in reverse. It took a while to get going again. At one time the wheel base was just wide enough to be able to drive on top of the 6 an 12 inches wide ridges. Sliding off the right side ridge to the right would certainly be the end of the trip, the CR-V and -------! ? The passengers had to walk several times to lighten the load of the car to keep it from scraping the underside. Other times they had to clear small boulders out of the way.
After approximately 11/2 hours of tough maneuvering and nonstop praying we were safe once again.
My recommendation: Don't even think of taking this shortcut.

3 months ago

off road driving
7 months ago

Sunday, April 30, 2017