Old Reno Road (Boca to Hobart Mills)
ElevationAscent: 563' 172 m
Descent: -214' -65 m
High: 5,941' 1,811 m
Low: 5,529' 1,685 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)
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“A pleasant enough spin on Forest Service roads that provide access to three reservoirs”— F Felix
Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed
Features Commonly Bikepacked
Family Friendly Easy, flat fire roads in the forest, with beach options. You can drive in to customize your ride distance.
Need to Know
These fire roads are also used by motos, so avoid holidays and weekends if you want more quiet.
Starting at the Hirschdale exit on I-80, pedal the pavement upstream until you cross the river on the road bridge. An older bridge looks like great pedestrian/bike access instead, but there's no trail to it.
Reaching the other side of the river, pedal up a short hill toward the dam and immediately turn left into a large, ad-hoc parking area. On the other side of the clearing, take the small bridge across the dam outflow. The base of the bridge is open grating and the feeling is very airy!
On the other side, follow the user trail to a dirt road that switchbacks up and out of the outflow canyon, joining a short stretch of pavement before turning to gravel. Stay on the main gravel road past many spurs that often head to the reservoirs. There are road signs at the major intersections where you might get confused. You eventually cross the Emigrant Trail and can join this singletrack to ride toward Highway-89 or Stampede Reservior if you like.
Near the end, you'll start to hit patches of old asphalt before ending at the Russell Valley road. Turn left to reach Hobart Mills, The Commemorative Emigrant Trail, or Old Highway 89 (East Pasture Loop #0886) .
Land Manager: USFS - Tahoe National Forest Office