Carson Valley Trails Association Opens New Pinyon Trail

Courtesy of the Carson Valley Trails Association

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — The Carson Valley Trails Association (CVTA)  hosted the grand opening of the new Pinyon Trail Saturday, March 14, at the Pinyon Trailhead, located 6.7 miles south of Gardnerville on Pinenut Road.

Hand-constructed by volunteers, the Pinyon Trail is a 5.2-mile, non-motorized single track recreational trail designed for hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians and dogs. The trail wraps around a large hill, with continuous views of the Pine Nut and Carson Ranges. Nevada’s state tree, the single-leaf pinyon pine, grows through the trail system, along with Utah junipers. The trail elevation ranges from 5,700 feet at the trailhead to about 6,060 feet, and has a gentle grade of about 5 percent.

The following photos were submitted from readers exploring the new trail system this past week.

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More information about the Pinyon Trail, including a trail map (also pictured below) and directions, is available at: For more information about the trail opening, send an email to


The Carson Valley Trails Association is a nonprofit, volunteer based organization working with partners to provide access to public lands through a recreational trail system for present and future generations to enjoy.

Pinyon Trail Map 2015-02-20



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