Little Truckee Summit OHV/Snowmobile Staging Area

Area Status: Open
Adult and child riding a snowmobile



**Please read the Forest Order (linked HERE) for Camping & Campfire Restrictions**


  • The temporary OSV trailhead is located at Webber Lake, at the Jackson Meadows 07 road/Yuba-Webber 12 road intersection, approximately 8 miles west of Little Truckee Summit. This is done to help winter recreationists unload/load their snow machines until the snow melts.
  • Please drive slow and use caution on the paved Jackson Meadows 07 road. The road is not maintained and has limited turn-around areas.
  • As of May 10, 2022 the road still has one-lane sections and snow/ice covered sections, with snow in the forecast for the next couple days at Little Truckee Summit and Yuba Pass.


Easy to More Difficult trails depending on length and trail selected, Terrain: Generally comprised of gentle slopes.  Use: Heavy snowmobile use.  Because of snowmobile use, ski use is not recommended.  Use of wheeled vehicles on snowmobile routes is prohibited.  Topographic maps: Sierraville, Sattley, Independence Lake and English Mountain

Trailhead: Intersection of Jackson Meadow Road and Highway 89, 17 miles north of Truckee.  Overnight camping for seven days or less is permitted from November 16 to April 14 at the Little Truckee Summit Parking Area. Restrooms and fire rings available. No garbage services or water is available.

At a Glance

Rentals & Guides: Eagle Ridge Snowmobile Outfitters, PO Box 1591,Tahoe City, CA  96145,  Phone: (530) 546-8667, Fax: (530) 546-8280  Website:   Operating under US Forest Service Permit at Little Truckee Summit Staging Area during the winter months.
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Popular both summer and winter
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Sierraville Ranger District, 317 South Lincoln Street (Hwy 89), PO Box 95, Sierraville CA  96126   (530) 994-3401


Mountain Biking

In summer, the 07 Road (paved) can lead the mountain biker enthusiast to many destinations including Independence Lake, Lake of the Woods and numerous unpaved Forest Service Roads that lead off the 07 Road.  The Jackson Meadow Reservoir is 17 miles due west on the 07 Road.  One can continue on to Milton Reservoir or take the old Henness Pass Road that eventually goes across the Sierra Divide and leads to Camptonville on the western side of the Sierra Nevadas.

Difficulty Level: Easy to Difficult

OHV Road Riding

A copy of the Motor Vehicle Use Map is recommended for the OHV enthusiast to know what prohibitions are in effect and to give the operator an explanation of road classifications, seasons of use and what vehicles are permitted on Forest Service roads in this region.   


Easy to Difficult Rating depending on length of trip.

There are a number of marked routes totalling approximately 110 miles of groomed trails in winter.

Description: Marked snowmobile trails follow roads to Webber Lake,Yuba Pass, Rim and Ridge Loops, Bald Ridge Loop, Treasure Mountain, Pass Creek Loop, Independence Lake Loop, Meadow Lake Loop, and Jackson Meadow. Most trails are groomed for snowmobile use through the Off-Highway Vehicle Program. Please use caution as snowgroomer may be on the trail.  This trailhead also ties in with the north/south route from the Prosser OHV trailhead.

Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Easy to Difficult

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A boy holding a fish

A Boy Fishing