Prison Hill is a mixed-use recreation area within Carson City. The Southern portion of the hill is open to OHV use. There are many short loops and rock crawling areas. This riding area is in the process of being professionally designed and upgraded by Carson City. Future plans include trailhead amenities and new, purpose-built trails to be constructed.
From South Carson Street in Carson City, follow Snyder Avenue East for 2.5 miles. Turn right at the intersection with Gentry way, and continue 0.9 miles to the staging area. Directional signage will bring visitors to the main trail head.
Rules of the Road
Land Manager: Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space
Carson City Parks and Recreation
3303 Butti Way # 9
Carson City, Nevada, 89706
Motor vehicles are permitted on designated trails only. For local regulations regarding OHV use on county roads, visit the Carson City Parks and Recreation Website.
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
- No Overnight Camping Allowed
- Dispose of Waste Properly
- Leave What You Find
- Respect Wildlife
- Be Considerate of Other Trail Users