The Dirt: Fallon Area OHV Trails



The City of Fallon features a large network of dirt roads accessible to Off-Highway Vehicles, as well as access to many more remote recreation areas. Recreators should take care to obey all traffic restrictions within city limits, including refraining from using non-street legal vehicles to travel on paved roads. Much of the area has cell phone service, but service is often lost in the Stillwater Mountains and other remote areas around Lahontan Valley. 

Fallon provides many services, including vehicle repair, fuel, food, lodging, and medical services.

The lakes along Indian Lake Road provide fishing and bird watching opportunities for visitors.


There are many OHV staging areas around the City of Fallon. Some popular ones include:

  • Sand Mountain Recreation Area, located just East of the city limits. More information can be found on the Sand Mountain Dirt Page here.
  • Job Peak and Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge connect to many popular riding areas Northeast of Fallon. Information about these routes can be found on our Middlegate Dirt Page here.
  • Rattlesnake Hill, located just north of Highway 50 and East of Highway 95.
  • The Indian Lakes area of Northern Lahontan Valley features several trails connecting Fallon National Wildlife Refuge to the west side of Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge.

Rules of the Road

Land Manager: City of Fallon

55 W Williams Ave 

Fallon, NV 89406

There are multiple land managers in the Fallon Area, each with different regulations for visitors. In all of these areas, motor vehicles are permitted on designated trails only. To see trails promoted by the City of Fallon, visit their online OHV resource here. For regulations on OHV use ion county roads in BLM managed land, visit the BLM OHV Website here

Always plan ahead and prepare for uncertainty. Travel with warm clothing, first aid, food, water and appropriate tools to fix a problem.
Traveling in groups is always a good idea, as well as informing someone of where you will be going.

  • Register Your Vehicle
  • Make sure your vehicle is equipped with a spark arrestor
  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Other Trail Users

Leave No Trace

Tread Lightly

Historic Preservation

Land Manager

Plan Your Visit