This trail begins in the town of Dayton and winds through the rugged Pine Nut Mountains to its end in Smith Valley. The trail starts off on the paved Old Como Road, which runs alongside a gravel pit. Heading east toward the hills, the pavement ends, and the trail becomes a wide dirt road with numerous embedded and loose rocks.
Beyond the fork, the road narrows and gets rougher from the numerous embedded and loose rocks. Sections of the road are also eroded. This is the standard of the trail for almost its entire length, so allow plenty of time and a full tank of gas to drive the total 20.9 miles. Some of the rocks are quite large and others are sharp, so the use of good offroad tires is recommended for driving this trail. Special Attractions: Long, scenic 4WD trail winding through the Pine Nut Mountains. Town site of Como. Numerous 4WD trails branching off the main route to explore. Route travels a section of the Wellington Backcountry Byway. Potential to view wild horses.
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