State Line Peak, Washoe County, Nevada, Elevation = 7990 ft.
Located on BLM Land
|Looking east at my route on State Line Peak from the saddle on the Jeep road. This is a fairly direct line to the summit and works well with no major brush problems and any rock outcrops can be avoided.
Driving Directions: On route 395 take the Doyle Loop Road which is about 45 miles northwest of Reno and 40 miles southeast of Susanville. On the south side of the town of Doyle find the loop road and turn right on Hackstaff Road. The road crosses a single-lane bridge and turns north and the pavement soon ends. Just after the pavement ends turn right on a good dirt road and reset your odometer here. This is Homestead Ranch Road, but it may not be signed. Follow this road southeast for 4.3 miles and turn left at a junction for a Jeep road. UTM here is: 753223E, 4430583N, NAD27, Zone 10. This is right at a spot elevation of 4352 ft. Reset odometer again. At one mile go left at a junction. The road goes up steeply to a crest then drops down and curves north in a short distance. The road is steep, but with little rock. 4WD low-range is needed. Continue on a shelf road portion and up more steep sections. I suggest parking at a junction at a saddle after 2.2 miles. The road goes left up a nasty hill with a lot of loose rock and I don't recommend driving this section.
Hiking Route: Hike up the rough road to a high saddle. From here go right, cross-country following the track shown on the map below. There is a small dip at point S8 and stay to the left of rocks at point S10. The route is 5.2 miles round-trip with a gain of about 2000 ft. It took me about 2 hours and 20 minute to ascend. A gpx file is available for this route: StateLine.gpx
|The map has a one-kilometer UTM grid using NAD27. Note that the UTM grid changes from Zone 10 to 11 at a point just to the left of the state line. Your GPS unit should take care of this.|
|The benchmark is not at the highest point, but is on a small knoll about 200 ft. to the northwest. The disk was placed in 1931. Datasheet|