Places To Go
Area A – Blackwood Canyon
Take Hwy. 89 south of Tahoe City approximately 4 miles to Sno-Park fee parking on right at Kaspian Point. Ride west up level road approximately 2.5 miles, left across bridge over creek up Barker Pass Road to large open areas, some steep bowls, and many roads. Riding level: intermediate to advanced.
Area B – Fiberboard Freeway and Mount Watson
Limited parking, and access via a trail at Tahoe City Golf Course off Fairway Drive. Limited parking behind Agate Bay subdivision and other points in Carnelian Bay area. Good access at top of Hwy. 267 – ride west on “Fiberboard Freeway” (groomed road), to Tahoe City, Truckee, Northstar, Mt. Watson, and more. Easy to ride 50+ miles per day in this area. Limited parking, good access at end of Regency Way off Hwy. 267. Go up from Regency Way about a mile to “Fiberboard Freeway.” Riding levels: beginner, intermediate, some advanced. There are many old lumber roads in this area.
Area C – Martis Peak
Best access and limited parking about one quarter mile north of the Brockway Summit below top of Hwy. 267 on the Truckee side of the summit. Other possible accesses are on the Tahoe side of this summit. No groomed trails there, but many old lumber roads exist. A rider can go from Hwy 267 clear over to Glenshire area in Truckee, or to the foothills of Mt. Rose area. Riding level: intermediate and advanced. Tahoe a good map; it’s easy to get lost here. Some great lake views.
Area D – North of Truckee
Drive up Hwy. 89 heading to Quincy. Various launching sites are along the road at Prosser Lake, Hobart Mills, etc. A large Sno-Park (permit needed), is found on Hwy. 89 about 14 miles north of I-80 at Little Truckee Summit. Groomed roads lead back into hundreds of miles of backcountry riding. You can ride about 30 miles to Basset’s Station on Hwy. 49 for lunch and gas. You can climb Mt. Lola at 10,300 ft., cruise the trail system out by Weber Lake, ride the ridges at Independence Lake, and much more. From Prosser Site you can go east or west of Hwy. 89 to open areas and play hills when there is good snow coverage. Riding levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced.
Area E – Tahoe Meadows
Take Hwy 431 North from Incline Village approximately 7 miles. 1 mile before the Mount Rose Summit, look for trailheads on the right side of the highway.
Area F – Rubicon Trailhead
Take 89 South from Tahoe City along the West Shore of the lake. Look for “Rubicon Trail OHV Access” signs about 16 miles south of Tahoe City.
NOTE: The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association suggests that you use a Topo Map if you are not familiar with the riding areas. Topo Maps are available at the North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce Visitors Information Center, 245 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA.