Lake Tahoe Basin and Mt. Rose riding areas are unique in that they are primarily on USFS lands close to the City of Reno urban interface, as well as providing riders with stunning views of Lake Tahoe. The normal web of motorized and pedestrian trails in the area are usually thickly covered in snow in the winter, and create excellent OSV recreation opportunities. There are several local option for renting an OSV if you do not have your own.
Trails are of varying difficulty and provide opportunities for all levels of riders and drivers. Please see map for description and location of the Non-Motorized Areas. Because this is a popular, shared-use area, please be safe and considerate of other trail users. Snow conditions may make routes and non-motorized zones indistinct, so carrying a trail map is highly advised.
Several motorized trailheads and access points exist off of Mt. Rose Highway.
The Incline Lake Recreation Area is located off of W. Mt. Rose Highway, on the North side of the road. See map for other staging areas and roads.
Land Manager: USFS
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Carson Ranger District Office
1536 S. Carson St.
Carson City, NV 89701
Enjoy the Mt. Rose Trail System by staying on existing trails and admiring resources without touching them. Take out everything you brought with you. Be considerate of all other trail users. Always wear protective safety gear, and never operate an OHV/OSV under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Tread lightly and Travel Responsibly when you visit Public Lands.