The Dirt: Peavine Mtn - Dog Valley



The Peavine Mountain and Dog Valley riding areas are unique in that they are primarily on USFS lands close to the City of Reno urban interface, and provide locals and visitors with easy access to the staging areas and trails. The area is a web of motorized roads and trails, purpose-built mountain bike trails, and shared use trails. The terrain begins in the sagebrush at lower elevations, and rises into beautiful forests. The hills provide amazing views of the valley and City of Reno.

Trails are of varying difficulty and provide opportunities for all levels of riders and drivers. A new single-track area, the Peavine Maze, is currently being expanded with several new dirt bike trails. 

Because this is a popular, shared-use area, please be safe and considerate of other trail users. Please see map for description and location of the Non-Motorized Areas.  


  • Several motorized trailheads and access points exist for the Peavine Mountain and Dog Valley riding areas.
  • The West Keystone Trailhead is located off of N. McCarran Blvd, turn north onto Leadership Parkway. See map for other staging areas off of North Virginia Street.

Rules of the Road

Land Manager: U.S. Forest Service

USFS Humbold-Toiyabe National Forest
Carson Ranger District
1536 S. Carson St.
Carson City, NV 89701

(775) 882-2766

This is a multi-use riding area. Please be safe and considerate of other trail users.​ Motor vehicles are permitted on designated trails only.

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