Beginner Offroad Trails Near Fallon

Pony Express Trail

The historic Pony Express Trail is one of the few domestic overland routes accessible to the public. This route follows as closely as possible to the original trail ridden over 160 years ago on horseback.Make…
Total Miles
463.7
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Historical and Petroglyph trail

An historical trail with Petroglyphs at the end
Total Miles
21.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Six Mile Beach Trail

This route takes you from the trailhead located off Hwy 50, East of Silver Springs, Nevada to Six Mile Beach and loops back to the bridge over the Carson River below the Lahontan Reservoir Dam.…
Total Miles
14.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Clifton Flat Trail

Clifton Flat is a valley known for herds of wild horses and herds of Pronghorn Antelope. The trailhead starts at the unlocked barbed wire wild horse protection gate. Make sure to properly close and latch…
Total Miles
11
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Wild Horse Trail

This route takes you from the outskirts of Dayton, Nevada to Clifton Flats. The trail head starts at the unlocked wild horse protection gate. Make sure to properly close and latch the gate. The trail…
Total Miles
11.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa / Sp / Wi

Boyer Ranch

This trail has a lot of washboards, rocked gravel/dirt roads. You can go a comfortable 40 MPH, if you air down, the ride can be smoother. This takes you below the old ranch homestead of…
Total Miles
28.7
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Bodie High Desert Highway

This route takes you from the high desert of Nevada to the chaparral of the Sierra Front Range. The Nevada side is dominated by wide, generally well-graded dirt roads, while the California side takes you…
Total Miles
61.3
Tech Rating
2 Moderate
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Dixie Valley Tanks

There are 20+ military tanks left out in the desert of Dixie Valley. The road is flat and graveled. A car will have no problems. The tanks were placed on old homesteads by the Navy…
Total Miles
10.8
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Old Como Road

This road begins at Dayton, Nevada, and gradually rises in elevation from 4367' to 7128' into the Pine Nut Mountains and is located on mostly BLM lands. The trail starts off over a flat alluvial…
Total Miles
18.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su

Sunrise Pass Road

This graded dirt county road begins at the Johnson Lane OHV Park located east of Minden, NV. As the road gradually ascends, it traverses alluvial plains covered in sage and low canyons with juniper trees.…
Total Miles
23
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Su

Dry Lakes Loop

The trail starts at a cattle guard after you leave the staging area. The first few miles are soft sand with little to no obstruction. The area to the north side of the trail is…
Total Miles
20.4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Dodge-Ford Mine

This is a quick spur off Coal Canyon Road to the Dodge-Ford iron mine. The road is a well-maintained gravel road that leads to an open pit mine. The pit is 200ft deep with water…
Total Miles
2.4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Sp / Su

Buena Vista Valley

This is a fast route that will get you from the trailhead to the Stillwater Range. Both ends of this route have some interesting mercury mines that still have structures and the furnaces used to…
Total Miles
16.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Su / Sp

Utopian Mine Trail

This road takes you to the Utopian Mine located in the Pine Nut Mountains in Carson City County, Nevada. The graded dirt road is wide and flat for the first four miles. As you cross…
Total Miles
5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su

Brunswick Canyon

Brunswick Canyon Road is fairly easy; 85% of the trail is single vehicle wide with tight switchbacks. Mostly packed gravel trail with areas of loose rocks and a couple of water crossings. The Northern end…
Total Miles
11.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

1947 Bunker Trail

This trail starts off on a wide graded dirt road. Then turning Northeast you proceed up a narrow double track trail. This portion of the trail ascends up a flat topped ridge which is lined…
Total Miles
6.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Desert Creek Loop

Short loop following Desert Creek between Smith Valley, NV and Bridgeport, CA. Several campgrounds are located along the creek, and there's good fishing and hiking nearby. The road is mostly one vehicle wide along the…
Total Miles
16.1
Tech Rating
3 Moderate
Best Time
Su / Fa

Pine Nut Mountains Vista Trail

Located in the Johnson OHV park, this trail has views of Minden, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and Pine Nut Mountains. A man-made dirt pile is meant to block the trail at 4.82 miles. At this…
Total Miles
2.5
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Wellington Hills Road - 42778

This out and back, double-track, dirt trail mostly accommodates one-way traffic. It begins at Eastside Lane and gradually rises in elevation into the Wellington Hills, located in Toiyabe National Forest. There are vistas of Antelope…
Total Miles
5.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su

Holy Climber

This is a busy trail, with beautiful fall colors and great vistas. There are sections of loose, rocky terrain and sections with softer dirt that may be whooped out. Most are shallow and smooth, so…
Total Miles
28.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su

Masonic Mine

Ground clearance isn't much of a concern, but there are a lot of sharp rocks, so passenger car tires will not do. This is a good side trip to other trails in the area. Vehicles…
Total Miles
8.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Peavine Prospector Run

Spectacular views of Reno abound from high above on this trail that traverses historic Peavine Mountain. In stark contrast to the urban hustle and bustle of Reno, Peavine showcases the desolate beauty of the harsh…
Total Miles
11.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Bodie Ghost Town

This is an alternative, fun, backroad route to Bodie State Historic Park that starts north of Bridgeport. History buffs will enjoy remains of the Chemung Mine and the site of Masonic, as well as great…
Total Miles
23.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su

Genoa Peak Road - 41306

You'll get some great views of Lake Tahoe from this trail. It's a wide, single-lane gravel trail that's moderately to heavily used during the summer. There are gates at both ends of the road which…
Total Miles
10.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su

Logan House Loop 14n33

This trail has beautiful scenery that includes tree-filtered views of Lake Tahoe, Aspen groves, grassy meadows, a couple of small year-round streams, and the classic Sierra Nevada Mountain Forest. It is recommended for 4WD or…
Total Miles
8.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

The Road to the Simon Lead Mine

The road to the Simon Lead mine is traveled via a well-maintained dirt road until the last 4 miles. The road then contains washed-out areas and narrow passages. According to https://www.nvexpeditions.com, small amounts of silver-lead…
Total Miles
22.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Crystal Peak Mine Loop

This loop trail offers wide panoramas of endless mountain forests and picturesque views of multiple reservoirs all along an easily traversed dirt road. An exciting surprise awaits at the midway point of the trail--the Crystal…
Total Miles
26.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Hawkins Peak Road

Hawkins Peak Road begins as a gradual accent and is typically one vehicle wide with places to pass on this double track dirt trail. The trail gradually ascends from an elevation of 7,057 feet to…
Total Miles
3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Pistol Point Trail

Pistol Point Trail is one vehicle wide with places to pass on this double track dirt trail. The trail ascends from an elevation of 8,820 feet to a maximum elevation of 9,286 feet. There is…
Total Miles
1.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Fruit Smuggler

Dirt trail with potential for loose rocks, sandy washes, and water crossings less than a foot deep. Potential for mud holes and trail obstacles up to 12" including ledges and short, steep grades. One vehicle…
Total Miles
3.4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su