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Hunter Lake Loop

Average Rating:    (4.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

This is a 30 mile loop that takes you from Boomtown, up and over a portion of the Toiyabe National Forest. Total elevation gain is +/-3,500 vertical feet. Ride is a combination of maintained fire road to nasty descent on four-wheel drive (barely) road with some BIG, FAST hits. Route takes you past Big Meadow to Hunter Lake, then down to Reno.
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Latitude
39.50827899034114
Longitude
-119.9267578125
Trail Directions
West of Reno on I-80, take the Boomtown exit and park near the Nevada Division of Forestry fire station. Access fire road that leads to radio tower. Route is clearly shown on USGS quad maps.
Trail Length
30 miles
Trail Level
Unknown
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Reno
   


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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 2, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Shawn , from Fairbanks, Alaska

Summary:
Riding the route clockwise starting on the dirt above Caughlin Ranch) allows you to descend on the faster Boomtown side. The climb has some really rocky sections that are technically challenging. As the previous reviewer said, reaching the lake is great. Although starting the descent near Verdi really gives a feeling of accomplishment. When you ride this route, forget the car at home - Start and Finish in town. Count on 4 to 6 hours to do this ride.

Recommended Route:
Try the route clockwise starting above Caughlin Ranch. You'll have a better descent going down to Boomtown.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Reno to Lake Tahoe via singletrack along south side of Peavine, Verdi, Dog Valley Road, Henness Pass Road, Emigrant Trail, Truckee and Northstar Ski Area. Also, Reno to Spooner Lake via Mount Rose Highway (pavement) to trailhead in Mount Rose Meadows, down to the Flume trail and ending up at Spooner Lake.......Cooollll !!!



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Review Date
June 1, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Leon Johnson , from Reno, NV

Summary:
If you like rides that are technical, this is defenatly a ride to do. The terrain changes every 1,000 feet of climbing. Reaching the lake is a great treat.

Recommended Route:
Both ways is a chalenge and an excellent adventure. Great high Sierra terrain and views.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Tahoe Rim Trail from Mt. Rose Hwy over summit to the end of the meadow to Spooner Lake at Hwy 50. Excellent views of both Lake Tahoe and Washoe Valley/Lake. Two highlites of the ride are the view from the peak over looking Marlett Lake to the west and the Aspen grove just before Marlett Lake. Chalenging ride. About 25 miles. Intermediate to advanced.



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