The trails along the west side of Boca Reservoir are a great place to take a beginner. With nothing too challenging and a host of boating, fishing and swimming opportunities, it’s a pretty good place to bring all the family toys. There is some single track in the connecting areas, but mostly just wide trails and dirt roads surround the campgrounds and day-use areas which line the lakeshore. This area connects directly to Prosser Pits to the west, Billy Hill OHV route and Stampede Reservoir to the north, and even Verdi Peak and Bull Ranch Creek (Dog Valley/Long Valley) to the northeast if you are looking for more challenging trails. The area caters more towards the boating crowd than to OHVs but if you are heading out to the lake anyway, why not bring the bikes too?
Tahoe National Forest – Truckee Ranger District
9646 Donner Pass Rd.
Truckee, CA 96161