Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest encompasses a total area of about 6,289,821 acres near the city of Reno in Nevada. The forest is however located in scattered parts of Nevada and eastern California. Some of the cities and towns that are close to the forest include Tonopah, Las Vegas, Reno, Ely, Winnemucca, and Elko. To access the forest’s resources, you can use several routes including US 93, US 395, US 6, and US 50.
The forest is managed by the U.S. Forest Service and was initially made up of two forests including Humboldt forest established on July 1, 1908, and Toiyabe forest which was designated on March 2, 1907. Together, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest has several distinctive attractions that lure visitors. First, the forest is the largest national forest outside of Alaska.
There are several other attractions in the forest including aspen stands on Table Mountain, Mount Charleston, Ruby Mountains, massive canyons, alpine meadows, sagebrush lowlands, Jarbridge Wilderness, streams and crystal-clear lakes high in the Sierra. Besides these attractions, some of the recreational activities that can be enjoyed include hunting, hiking, cross-country skiing, camping, fishing, mountain biking, snowmobiling, horseback riding, and ORV riding.
Amenities in the forest to facilitate these activities include trails (2000 miles), picnic areas, 70+ campgrounds, and dispersed camping. Dogs are allowed into the protected area, but strict rules must be followed to ensure that the forest’s resources are protected. Additionally, it is expected that you respect other visitors, wildlife, and plants in the forest.
Some of the underlying regulations you must adhere to include ensuring that your dog is always leashed. Ensuring that you always maintain immediate control of your dog and explicitly keeping your dog in a secure enclosure when not leashed. Furthermore, you are also expected to maintain the cleanliness of the forest by cleaning up after yourself and your pooch. As such, you should carry some poop bags for your dog and make use of the available rubbish bins.