Carnegie State Recreation Area For ATV Riding

The 29th most popular all terrain vehicle trail in California.

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East of San Francisco and southwest of Tracy, the Carnegie State Recreation Area has 50 miles of trails over 1,500 acres open to ATV riding. Characterized by dry rocky washes, rolling hills and steep, rugged canyons, the park provides a setting for off-highway vehicle users of all skill levels.

To reach the trailhead from US580, use Exit 78. Head west on Corral Hollow Road (CR J2). Look for signed trailhead parking.

Over 3,000 acres located west of the current riding area, were purchased by the state for inclusion into Carnegie SVRA. This proposal, known as the Alameda-Tesla Expansion Project, will provide increased OHV recreational opportunities at Carnegie SVRA, including an extensive multiple use (i.e., motorcycles, ATVs, 4x4 vehicles, sports utility vehicles) trail system, a 4x4 vehicle obstacle course, a day-use staging area, and interpretive and informational facilities. The proposed project may also provide non-OHV recreational opportunities like mountain biking, horseback riding and hiking, provided there is no conflict between them and OHV users.

Twenty-two campsites are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Overall, Carnegie State Recreation Area is the 29th most popular ATV riding trail of all 106 ATV trails in California. Several of the better atv trails are nearby Carnegie State Recreation Area including Mammoth Bar OHV Area, Clay Pit Off Road Area, Deer Creek OHV Staging Area, Stonyford OHV Area, White Pines OHV and Mi-Wok OHV.


Local Contact(s):  Carnegie State Recreation Area (925) 447-9027; California Tourism (916) 444-4429.

Recommended Book:  "Guide To Northern California 4WD Trails" from Charles Wells

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Onsite Camping

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Carnegie State Recreation Area ATV Trails Review

GPS:  37.6312, -121.5362

Date Published:  5/19/2016

Date Updated:  8/8/2016

ID:  14935

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