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Central Coast Off-Road Parks

Central Coast Off-Road Parks Overview

Off-road parks on the Central Coast of California includes SVRA (State Vehicular Recreation Areas), National Forests and professionally built parks. Central Coast OHV parks feature a varied terrain from pine forests and open grasslands to towering sand dunes. Whether you have a dirt bike, ATV, dune buggy, sand rail or 4WD truck, there's a Central Coast OHV park to suit your needs. Challenge your dirt bike skills at the ATV park in Hollister. Catch air in a dune buggy off the backbones of Oceano Dunes in Pismo Beach. Explore the ATV trails of Los Padres National Forest. From Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara, we've gathered all of the Central Coast off-road parks and all the information you need to go off road.

Central Coast Off-Road Parks

Hollister Hills is located approximately 5 miles south of Hollister off Cienega Road. Hollister Hills features over 150 miles of off-road trails in a 4100-acre area. The ATV park includes rolling hills and hill climbs with an overall elevation gain of 1800 feet. The recreation area is split into two areas that include picnic areas, campgrounds, a motocross track, ATV track, TT track, mini-track and mini-bike trail. Good for dirt bikes, ATV and 4x4. A total of seven campgrounds include flush toilets and three have hot showers.

Hollister Hills SVRA
7800 Cienega Road
Hollister CA 95023
(831) 637-3874

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Photo Courtesy Pismo Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau

Ocean Dunes are located south of Pismo Beach off Highway 1. Formerly Pismo Dunes SVRA, Oceano Dunes offers 15 miles of sand dunes, vehicle access on the beach and beach camping. Four-by-four vehicles are recommended for driving on the beach. The sand dunes are good for dirt bike, ATV, dune buggy, sand rail and 4WD truck. There are two entrance points to the beach at the end of Grand Avenue and Pier Avenue. Rangers are available to assist vehicles that become stuck. Beach camping amenities include vault & chemical toilets, water delivery and holding tank pump out service. Other state park campgrounds are nearby with more amenities. Many Oceano Dunes campers obtain fishing licenses and clam the beach for the famous 'Pismo Clam'.

Oceano Dunes SVRA
Ranger Station
928 Pacific Blvd
Oceano, CA 93445
(805) 473-7220

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The Los Padres National Forest is located all along the central coast from Big Sur to Santa Barbara. Hundreds of off-road trails, open areas and roads are available throughout the forest. A few of the more popular OHV trails include Buckhorn, Figueroa, Rock Front, Divide Peak, La Panza and Turkey Flat.

Los Padres National Forest
6755 Hollister Avenue
Suite 150
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 968-6640

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