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Carson City District Office
Release Date: 03/06/15
Contacts: Lisa Ross , 775-885-6107 ,
News Release No. CCDO 2015-021

BLM and Carson Valley Trails Association to Hold Grand Opening for Pinyon Trail

Carson City, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District, Sierra Front Field Office, and the Carson Valley Trails Association (CVTA) are hosting a Grand Opening for the Pinyon Trail on Saturday, March 14, at 10:00 a.m. An alternate weather date is Saturday, March 21 at 10:00 a.m. The trail is just over five miles long and is located about seven miles east of Gardnerville, Nevada.

At 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. an overview of the trail will be presented with brunch and refreshments provided. Guided trail tours are scheduled for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Pinyon Trail is a hand-constructed, non-motorized single track trail open to hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians and dogs. From the trailhead, the trail gently climbs for just over a mile to a trail junction. At this junction, trail users can go either direction on the three-mile loop portion of the trail. The return trip back to the trailhead from the junction results in a round-trip trail distance of approximately five miles. Taking the loop twice extends the length to approximately eight miles.

The trail wraps around a large hill with continuous views of the Pine Nut and Carson Ranges. The trail elevation ranges from 5,700 feet at the trailhead to about 6,060 feet, and has a gentle grade of about five percent. The trail surface is generally soil with patches of bedrock. There are no water sources along this trail or at the trailhead.

Adding more trail options through public/private partnership is one of Douglas County’s Economic Vitality goals. The trail and trail head construction, kiosk and signage were funded by the CVTA.

For more information go to: or call Arthur Callan at 775-885-6141.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Last updated: 03-26-2015