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Sierra Nevada Off-Road Parks

Sierra Nevada Off-Road Parks Overview

Off-road parks in the Sierra Nevada include SVRA (State Vehicular Recreation Areas) and National Forests. The High Sierras feature a varied terrain from wilderness trails to challenging gulches. Whether you have a dirt bike, ATV or 4WD truck, there's a High Sierra OHV area to suit your needs. Challenge your dirt bike skills on the multitude of trails surrounding Mammoth Lakes. Explore the back road ATV trails in the National Forest. From Lake Tahoe to Isabella, we've gathered all of the Sierra Nevada off-road parks and all the information you need to go off road.

Sierra Nevada Off-Road Parks

Mammoth Lakes is located between Lee Vining and Bishop off Highway 395. There are hundreds of miles of off-road trails that weave through the forest north of Highway 203. These ATV trails are on both sides of Highway 395 near Dry Creek Road. Some trails head to unique points of interest in this volcanic region of the Sierras like Obsidian Dome, Inyo Craters, hot springs, scenic lookouts and more. Good for dirt bike, ATV and 4WD truck.

Mammoth Lakes OHV Area
I395 & Dry Creek Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
No Phone

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The Tahoe National Forest is located along Lake Tahoe's western wilderness. Hundreds of off-road trails, open areas and roads are available throughout the forest.

Tahoe National Forest
631 Coyote Street
Nevada City, California 95959
(530) 265-4531

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The Tahoe Lake Basin is located along Lake Tahoe's shores. Hundreds of off-road trails, open areas and roads are available throughout the forest.

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
35 College Drive
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 543-2600

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The Rubicon Trail was once an old stagecoach route and today is one of the most challenging off-road trails in the state. It spans many miles from Gold Country to Lake Tahoe and passes several lakes and campgrounds. There are many requirements and restrictions for traveling this trail so review the website thoroughly before heading out. Good for dirt bikes, ATV and 4x4. To access take the McKinney Rubicon Springs Road from Highway 89 in West Lake Tahoe or Wentworth Springs Road out of Georgetown.

Rubicon Trail
Tahoma, CA 96142

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The El Dorado National Forest is located in the wilderness southwest of Lake Tahoe. Hundreds of off-road trails, open areas and roads are available throughout the forest. A few of the more popular OHV trails include Elkins and Gold Note.

El Dorado National Forest
100 Forni Road
Placerville, California 95667
(530) 622-5061

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The Stanislaus National Forest is located on the western side of the Sierras, from Highway 4 in the north to Yosemite in the south. Hundreds of off-road trails, open areas and roads are available throughout the forest. A few of the more popular OHV trails include Niagara Rim, Black Springs, Crandall, Hull Creek and Hunter Creek.

Stanislaus National Forest
19777 Greenley Road
Sonora, California 95370
(209) 532-3671

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The Inyo National Forest is located on the eastern side of the Sierras, from the southeast Lake Tahoe in the north to Olancha in the south. Hundreds of off-road trails, open areas and roads are available throughout the forest. A few of the more popular OHV trails include Poleta Canyon, Lookout Mountain Loop, Sawmill, Sherwin Creek Road, Hot Creek and Sawmill.

Inyo National Forest
351 Pacu Lane
Suite 200
Bishop, California 93514
(760) 873-2400

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The Sierra National Forest is located on the western side of the Sierras, from Yosemite in the north to Highway 180 in the south. Hundreds of off-road trails, open areas and roads are available throughout the forest. A few of the more popular OHV trails include Miami Creek, Maxson and Onion Springs.

Sierra National Forest
1600 Tollhouse Road
Clovis, California 93611-0532
(559) 297-0706

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The Sequoia National Forest is located on the eastern side of the Sierras, from Highway 180 in the north to Lake Isabella in the south. Hundreds of off-road trails, open areas and roads are available throughout the forest. A few of the more popular OHV trails include Cherry Gap, Millwood, Upper Woodward, Borderline and Bradshaw.

Sequoia National Forest
1839 South Newcomb Street
Porterville, California 93257
(559) 784-1500

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