Off Road Adventures in Lake Tahoe


Tap into your adrenaline craving with ATV, OHV, UTV trail riding in Lake Tahoe’s Sierra Nevada

Exploring the Sierra Nevada Mountain range is an ever-changing activity. Each visit can be tailored to provide a one-of-a-kind experience that’ll be sure to remind you of the magic that happens in the area. The mountainous landscape provides four seasons of year-round fun, and the mountains are full of action sports that cater to anyone. If you’re looking for a unique, untraditional summertime activity, embrace your adrenaline craving and try Tahoe ATV trail riding or OHV trail riding.

All-terrain vehicle riding or off-highway vehicle riding, better known as ATV/OHV riding, is guaranteed to spark a thrill inside of you. From four-wheeling quads to 4-person vehicles, this adventurous sport will showcase areas of the Tahoe region that only are accessible by off-roading – providing you with a memorable experience that’ll last a lifetime.

If you’re unfamiliar with 4×4 riding but are tempted to try it, several businesses around the Lake Tahoe area provide rentals and tours for those who want to give the buzzing motorsport a shot.

Lake Tahoe Adventures

Lake Tahoe Adventures, a local business in the South Lake Tahoe area, provides various guided tours around the area that each cater to specific skill levels and each tour individually showcases high-desert off-roading through different areas of the Northern California/Northern Nevada region.


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Full Access Tahoe

If riding 4-wheelers isn’t up your alley, Full Access Tahoe is another local business that offers rentals in 2-4 seat off-roading vehicles as well as guided tours throughout the unique, mountainous landscape in the South Tahoe surrounding area.

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Battle Born Powersports

If you’re wanting to branch away from the crowd and go on your own tour, then Battle Born Powersports is the answer. The business prides itself on wanting everyone to be able to experience the outdoors to see the Sierra Nevada mountains and beautiful Carson Valley in a safe, memorable way. Each of these tours aren’t guided by professionals; however, each vehicle that guests can rent out comes equipped with an interactive GPS system to always keep guests on the trail and safe. Battle Born Powersports offers OHV rentals that can seat two, four, or six guests and have tours available to fit every budget.

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If you’re already familiar with the action sport and don’t necessarily want to follow the guided trails that potentially have more restrictions, there are still several options available that’ll provide you with the heavy-duty equipment to curb your adrenaline fix.

Adrenaline Connection is a local action sports rental company in the Tahoe-Truckee area that specializes in off road rentals. The company offers dirt bike and 4-wheel quads for guests to tap into their action sports craving and explore the North Lake Tahoe mountainous areas. With each off-road rental, Adrenaline Connection will provide goggles and a fitted helmet, and the company also offers boots, knee pads, elbow pads, and gloves free of charge for all rental guests.

If you’d rather take the whole family out on an adventurous excursion together, try Tahoe UTV. Tahoe UTV is another local business in the Truckee-Tahoe area that specializes in Ultra-Terrain Vehicle rentals, better known as UTV rentals. Upon rental, guests will have the flexibility to explore areas such as Crystal Mountain, local hot springs, view sunsets over Lake Tahoe and other alpine lakes, and embrace the surrounding spectacular scenery that the region offers. Tahoe UTV prides itself on offering a completely customizable experience to their guests, making no trip the same. Whether you’re looking for a couple hours of scenic beauty or would rather spend a full day exploring the area; Tahoe UTV has got you and your family covered.

If you’re looking for an overnight backpacking adventure out in the Tahoe wilderness, try renting a Jeep vehicle through Tahoe Jeep Rentals. Tahoe Jeep Rentals specializes in Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Overland rentals and each vehicle comes equipped with 35” tires, 3-person rooftop tent with annex privacy entrance, fridge and freezer, camp table and chairs, dual burner stove, and cookware. Vehicles can be rented daily, weekly, and even monthly through Tahoe Jeep Rentals, providing guests with a one-of-a-kind Tahoe off-roading experience.

Though each of these businesses geographically showcase certain areas of the Northern California/Nevada mountainous region, there are endless areas to explore in the Lake Tahoe basin. Some of the well-known OHV areas are the McKinney-Rubicon Trail, Rubicon Trail, and Fordyce Trail. Each of these areas highlight different landscape, alpine lakes, mud pits, natural rock slabs, and other landscape. It’s advised to do research prior to choosing which trail you will embark on, as each trail can bring different terrain.

Let’s face it: we all need to indulge in some excitement every now and again. Next time you’re in the Tahoe basin, step off the beaten path and try seeing a different side of Tahoe with ATV, UTV, or OHV rentals.

For more information on Lake Tahoe Adventures, visit: or call: 800-490-3995. Lake Tahoe Adventures is located at 3071 US-50 South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

For more information on Full Access Tahoe, visit: or call: 530-318-6538. Full Access Tahoe is in South Lake Tahoe, CA.

For more information on Battle Born Powersports, visit: or call: 775-721-4620. Battle Born Powersports is located at Johnson Lane OHV in Minden, NV.

For more information on Adrenaline Connection, visit: Adrenaline Connection.NET or call: 530-386-8389. Adrenaline Connection is located at 10117 E River Street Truckee, CA 96161.

For more information on Tahoe UTV, visit: or call: 530-390-6200. Tahoe UTV is in Tahoe City, CA.

For more information on Tahoe Jeep Rentals, visit: or call 530-324-5850. Tahoe Jeep Rentals is located at 2980 N Lake Tahoe Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145

Lastly, for more information on OHV areas and trail areas in the Tahoe basin and surrounding areas, visit:

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List of tours available through Lake Tahoe Adventures:

Lake Tahoe Adventures Tours Location/Description Duration Skill Level Rentals Pricing
Ridge Run Tour Pine Nut Mountains: Exploring the Carson Valley Landscape. This tour begins in Minden, Nev. 2 hours Beginner to Intermediate ATV/OHV ATV Single: $180 ATV Double: $220 OHV (sits 4 people): $290
Miller Lake ATV Tour Rubicon Trail: Exploring Alpine Lakes throughout Lake Tahoe region. This tour begins in Tahoma, Calif. 2 hours Beginner to Intermediate ATV ATV Single (only): $150
Observation Point Tour Rubicon Trail: Exploring waterfalls and riding over smooth granite surfaces. This tour begins in Tahoma, Calif. 4 hours Intermediate to Advanced ATV ATV Single (only): $300
Rubicon Springs Tour Rubicon Trail: riding through challenging landscape and descending on Cadillac Hill to end at Rubicon Springs. This tour begins in Tahoma, Calif. 6 hours Advanced ONLY ATV ATV Single (only): $450

List of tours available through Full Access Tahoe:

Full Access Tahoe Tours Location/Description Duration Skill Level Price
Genoa Peak Lake Tahoe Tour Genoa Peak: On this tour, you’ll make the climb up 9,000+ feet in elevation and at the top see panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the Carson Valley. 2-hour, 3-hour, or 4- hour Intermediate 2-hour: $350 3-hour: $425 4-hour: $500
Mt. Siegel Tour Gardnerville, Nev.: Explore the high desert on this trail as you can drive through dried riverbeds, canyons, burned forest, and climb up to 9,600 feet in altitude. 30 Mile Loop (2 hours); 40 Mile Loop (3 hours); 60 Mile Loop (4 hours) Beginner to Advanced 2-hour: $400-$450 3-hour: $500-$550 4-hour: $600-$650

List of tours available through Battle Born Powersports:

Battle Born Powersport Tours Location/Description Duration Skill Level Price
Pine Nut Mountain Excursion Northern Nev. Pine Nut Mountains 4 hours Beginner-Intermediate Starting at $350
Ridge Run Rad Adventure Northern Nev. Landscape: Travel to the top of Hot Springs Mountain and down to Painted Rock. 2 hours Beginner-Intermediate Starting at $275

Mountain Bike in Lake Tahoe, Augmented Reality Travel Guide

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