Peavine Mountain is located (parallel to U.S. 395) six miles northwest of downtown Reno and provides several trails for mountain biking, hiking and off-roading. The route between McCarran to Poeville is approximately 13 miles round trip with an elevation gain of about 1,500’, making this a suitable trail for intermediate mountain bikers and hikers.
This unpaved road is technical and takes riders to the old Peavine Mining Camp, active during the 1860s and 1870s. Experts recommend that riders cover their legs to avoid scratches from the brush. The downhills are steep, and bicyclists should watch for off-highway vehicles. Numerous trails cover this high-desert terrain, which is a popular spot for Reno OHV-ers, especially since the trails are easily accessible to the city limits. Those who choose to enjoy the views from Peavine Mountain are asked to please stay on the trails.
To get to the Peavine Mountain trailhead, take McCarran Blvd. west from N. Virginia St. about a mile. Look for the parking area on the north side of McCarran Blvd. Two new trailheads provide access from N. McCarran at Keystone Canyon by turning north on Leadership Pkwy. and following the signs.