New motorcycle, ebike trails OK’d

View as seen from the Verdi Range. | Courtesy Tahoe National Forest

The U.S. Forest recently approved building new motorcycle trails on the west slope of the Verdi Range adjacent to Boca and Stampede reservoirs outside Truckee.

The project will include building 70 miles of motorcycle single-track, including key connections to the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and Verdi, Nev.; restoration of 41 miles of user-created OHV trail through sensitive areas; and the construction of several new staging areas and trailheads.

In addition, the project designates 35 miles of existing non-motorized trail as open to Class 1 eBikes including the Sawtooth Trail, the Jackass Ridge trail system, Emigrant Trail and the Big Chief Trail. This is the first major addition of authorized, Class 1 eBike use on National Forest System trails within the surrounding area. | fs.usda.gov/tahoe