Road and Trail Conditions

Road DamageAccessibility of the various roads and trails on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest depends on the time of year and the weather. Some Forest road and trail conditions can be predicted, others cannot. Unpredictable events of nature can produce road hazards which may not be cleared upon your arrival. Be flexible and enjoy the journey!



Report Road Trail Damage

To report damage Forest Service roads or trails on the Humboldt-Toiayabe National Forest, contact Leah Johnson at 775-331-6444 or Helpful information includes:

  • Ranger District
  • Forest Service road or trail number
  • Location or directions (e.g. mileage from the start of the road/trail or intersection)
  • If possible, legal (township and range, section, latitude and longitude, etc.) or GPS coordinates
  • County
  • Description of damage (culvert out, flooding, ruts, slide, washout, etc.)
  • Name, telephone number, and email of person reporting road damage (in case of the Ranger District has additional questions.)
  • Provide any cell phone photos (if possible one photo showing scale of the damage)

         *Road/Trail Damage Reporting Form



Before venturing on to the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, please pick up a map with the appropriate level of detail for your planned activities:

  • For motorized travel: Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) are available at all Forest Service offices, and may be downloaded from In addition, the MVUM can be downloaded to a mobile device, such as an iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or Android (4.0.3 or newer), directly through the Avenza PDF Maps Mobile App. For detailed instructions, visit:
  • For hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding: Topographic maps are recommended. Visit the US Geological Survey for online purchases:
  • Forest visitor maps and wilderness maps: Are available at all Forest Service offices. Visitor maps are also available online at:


Temporary Closures

To ensure public safety and prevent resource damage, the Forest asks the public to respect road and trail closures and take an alternate route if they come upon a damaged or flooded road or trail. It is also important that forest users refrain from driving or hiking on soft, muddy roads or trails and choose more hardened designated routes until ground conditions change. Proper and responsible use of the Forest’s road and trail systems are important to ensure roads and trails remain in good condition for all visitors.