Tahoe National Forest Winter Grooming Report

Winter Grooming Report

Snowmobile trail grooming is funded by the State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) division winter program.

NOTES for Friday April 8, 2022:  The temporary OSV trailhead is located at the Perazzo Meadows/07 road intersection, approximately 6.5 miles west of Little Truckee Summit on the Jackson Meadows 07 road.  Do not park in the small turnaround area, use only for unloading/loading OSV’s.  After unloading, park vehicles and trailers in the east-bound lane of the Jackson Meadows 07 road.  Avoid riding snowmobiles on exposed pavement sections of the Jackson Meadows 07 road or exposed pavement sections of the Gold Lakes Highway.     

 

Please do not ride OSV’s on any exposed pavement sections of the Jackson Meadows 07 road. 

Yuba Pass SnoPark has more consistent snow for OSV recreation, better options.   

Caution: Road delineators/reflectors protruding through the snow (some flagged pink) on both sides of the main groomed route, first 3 miles west of Little Truckee Summit.

 

Approximate snow depths:        Prosser Hill OHV= limited, south facing areas no snow

                                                Little Truckee Summit= 1 foot

                                                Yuba Pass SnoPark= 2-3 feet   

Bowman Lake road becomes open to OSV use once there is enough snow on the ground for tracked vehicles. Please call (530) 478-6253 Ext. 243

PACK OUT ALL TRASH!

GROOMING: Snowmobile trail grooming is funded by the State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) division winter program.  Grooming work on the East Side of the Tahoe National Forest is provided by Sierra Snowcats through a contract with Sierra County.  Volunteer grooming work on the West Side is provided by the Sierra Buttes Snowbuster’s Snowmobile Club, using State-funded snow tractor/grooming equipment.  THANKS TO ALL!

AVALANCHE ADVISORY: The Sierra Avalanche Center (SAC) issues a daily avalanche advisory covering the Northern Sierra Nevada mountain range from Ebbett’s Pass on State Highway 4 in Alpine County to Yuba Pass on State Highway 49 in Sierra County.  The avalanche advisory applies to back-country areas outside of developed ski areas only.  For more information, go to the SAC website at www.sierraavalanchecenter.org, or call (530) 587-3558.

PUBLIC & PRIVATE LANDS:  Areas of private lands are interspersed within the public lands of the Tahoe National Forest.  Please respect private property while winter recreating and riding over snow vehicles on the Tahoe National Forest.

MOTOR VEHICLE CLOSURE AREAS:  Motor Vehicle Closure Areas are “a geographic area, including the trails and roads within it, which are CLOSED to motorized vehicles (snowmobiles, snowcats, ATV’s, motorcycles, tractors, snow motorcycles, cars and trucks) when snow is on the ground”.  These motor vehicle closure and restriction areas are open to all non-motorized winter recreation.  Please be aware of the winter Motor Vehicle Closure Areas on the East Side Tahoe National Forest: Granite Chief Wilderness, Pole Creek (includes the Deep Creek drainage), Truckee River, Alpine Meadows, Donner Summit (includes Castle Valley and Round Valley), Sagehen, Kyburz, Independence, Babbitt, and North Yuba.  These winter motor vehicle closure areas are shown on the Tahoe National Forest Over-Snow Vehicle Use Map (OSVUM), which is free to the public and available at all Tahoe National Forest Ranger Stations.  OSVUM’s are also available at Yuba Pass SnoPark and Little Truckee Summit (map boxes located at toilet facilities). 

QUESTIONS & CONCERNS: Any questions or concerns regarding the East Side Tahoe National Forest winter recreation program can be directed to Jeff Wiley, Tahoe National Forest East Zone OHV Program Manager: office phone (530) 994-3401 x6667, or email at jeff.wiley@usda.gov

OSV Map

2021 TAHOE NATIONAL FOREST

East Side & Lakes Basin grooming update 3/29/22

 

Marked Snowmobile Route

Winter Sports - Orange Diamond (orange diamonds)

 

Date last groom

 

 

Cautions & Notes

Main 07 road - LTS to Webber Lake

8 miles

4/5

Temporary OSV trailhead at the Perazzo Meadows/07 road intersection (6.5 miles west of Little Truckee Summit)

Main 07 road - Webber Lk to Jackson Mdws

9 miles

4/5

 

Pass Creek Loop 70 road

7 miles

3/12

 

Bald Ridge Loop 88 road

14 miles

4/5

East end of loop groomed, approximately 7 miles north from Jackson Meadows 07 road

Henness Pass 301 road (parallels main route)

7 miles

3/25

 

Yuba-Webber 12 road - main route to 54 road

9 miles

3/26

 

Yuba-Webber 12 road – 54 road to Yuba Pass

8 miles

3/26

 

Ridge Loop 12-45 road

5 miles

n/a

 

Rim Loop 12-28 road

3 miles

n/a

 

Williams Creek 54 road - Bassetts to 12 road

11 miles

1/12

 

Treasure Mountain Loop – 05 road & 15 road

17 miles

2/12

 

Meadow Lake Loop 86 road (east)

12 miles

3/9

 

Meadow Lake Loop 843 road (west)

12 miles

n/a

 

Prosser Tie 07-10 road

12 miles

3/25

Limited snow coverage, dirt showing, groomed to Sagehen Summit

Independence Loop- 351 road & 260 road

7 miles

3/25

 

 


 


 

Haskell Pk trail, 09 road to Yuba Pass SnoPark

14 miles

1/13

 

Gold Lake Highway 620 road

14 miles

1/17

South end open to Windy Pt (3 miles from Bassett’s Station);

North end (Plumas National Forest) open to Gold Lake trailhead

Packer Lake 621 road

2.5 miles

3/25

Plowed to Berger Campground for OSV staging

Church Meadows Loop

1/14

 

Howard Meadows trail

6 miles

n/a

No report

Mills Peak trail (Plumas NF)

3 miles

1/14

 

Gold Lake trail (Plumas NF) SKIER ONLY

n/a

No report

Lunch Creek trail SKIER ONLY

n/a

No report