Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

Off Road Vehicle Access in Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

Bucks Lake

Bucks Lake: Bucks Lake Road junction is 1/4 mile from the staging area on McKinney Rubicon Trail. Keep your eyes open for wildlife! Turn left at 1.5 miles up Bucks Lake Trail and continue another 0.2 miles to campsite at Bucks Lake. Park and enjoy the view. You can ...

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Cedar Trail

Cedar Trail: Cedar Trail is an easy motorcycle/ATV trail. The trail has a few technical sections and some nice vistas. It connects the Powerline Trail to the mid-section of Corral Trail. (Please share the trail with mountain ...

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Corral Trail

Corral Trail: The Corral Trail, although relatively short is a very challenging trail open to motorcycles and ATVs. The trail was designed for technical, precision type riding, not high speed. It links the Powerline Trail with Fountain Place Road and crosses over Trout Creek. The upper section is more ...

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Genoa Peak Road

Genoa Peak Road: 14N32 offers the most spectacular views of any road in the entire Lake Tahoe Basin. This route connects Spooner Summit to Kingsbury Grade offering 9.5 miles of jeep road. Access for this trail is behind the Nevada Division of Transportation Maintenance Station near Spooner Summit, off ...

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Hellhole Road

Hellhole Road: 12NO1D is an out-and-back route that begins 3.8 miles up Fountain Place Road and is available for 4X4 motorcycles and ATVs. Pretty views of the surrounding area are offered at the top of the road, a perfect setting to rest or have a ...

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High Meadows Trail

High Meadows Trail: The High Meadows Trail extends from Powerline Road to High Meadows Road and is open to ATVs and motorcycles. This is a short but fun section of banked turns that is an out-and-back for motorized vehicles. The trail is an extension of the Powerline Trail which ...

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Kings Beach OHV Area

Kings Beach OHV Area: Beaver St. off Highway 28 and Forest Service road 16N52 off Highway 267 may be used to access the OHV area. There are beginning through advanced levels of motorcycle trails here. The lower trail system area is good for beginners to get acquainted with their ...

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Kingsbury Stinger

Kingsbury Stinger: Route for M/C and ATVs only. Access for this trail is off the southern end of the Genoa Peak road 14N32. Turn west onto a spur road about 0.5 miles from the beginning of the Genoa Peak Road (see #15). Watch for sections of dust during late ...

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Logan House Loop

Logan House Loop: 14N33 begins off the Genoa Peak route in the vicinity of Genoa Peak and later reconnects with the same route. The loop travels through remote country dotted with aspen groves. Fall colors are a spectacular highlight of this ...

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McKinney/Rubicon

McKinney/Rubicon: This nationally known, difficult 4X4 route leads from Loon Lake to Lake Tahoe, a distance of approximately 22 miles. The narrow passages, rocky climbs and an occasional mud hole keep the trail rated as MOST DIFFICULT. The trail is recommended for short wheelbase vehicles with all skid plates ...

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Middle Fork. Blackwood Canyon Trail

Middle Fork. Blackwood Canyon Trail: If you continue past the staging area, you will be on the Middle Fork Trail, 15N41. This is a good intermediate trail for motorcycles, 4X4, and ATVs. There are several steep sections near the top. Approximately halfway is a small meadow above the 7,000 ...

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Mt. Watson

Mt. Watson: Mt. Watson route is a well developed system of dirt and paved roads. From Lake Tahoe, take Highway 267 from Kings Beach towards Truckee. At Brockway summit, turn left onto paved 73E road. (Green and red sticker vehicles prohibited on paved roads.) Drive 6.5 miles and turn ...

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Noonchester

Noonchester: Travel 0.7 miles up the McKinney- Rubicon Trail/Miller Lake Road and turn right where you see the sign "Single lane road not maintained for passenger car use." When you cross the bridge, you are on the Noonchester Mine Road. The trail ends in a large circular turnabout approximately ...

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Powerline Road

Powerline Road: The Powerline Road follows the utility corridor from Fountain Place Rd to the end of High Meadow Trail and continues on to Columbine Rd. Four wheel drive vehicles may use the road from Fountain Place to Columbine Rd (12NO8). Motorcycles and ATVs may use the section from ...

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Sand Pit OHV Area

Sand Pit: This area offers off trail travel within close proximity to Highway 50 and South Lake Tahoe. Motorcycles and ATVs can all take advantage of the hill climbs and jumps. This area is quite challenging and is one of the most popular in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The ...

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