The Historic Virginia and Truckee Trail is a proposed 50-60 miles of paved and compressed-dirt nonmotorized paths that will highlight the history and natural beauty of the high desert of northern Nevada. The Virginia and Truckee Railroad was built in the late 1800s by the Bank of California to carry ore from the Comstock silver mines of Virginia City to the processing mills along the Carson River. Learn more about this exciting project at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.