Northeast of Fresno and Merced in the Sierra National Forest, the Hite Cove OHV Route is a Class B route traverses a variety of terrain as its elevations range from 3,900 to 1,700 feet in the northwest region of the Sierra National Forest near the Jerseydale Forest Station. The route consists of mixed conifer, Black and Live Oak, scattered brush and grass, and an abundance of Poison Oak throughout the area. Springtime heralds the bringing of a spectacular show of wild flowers of several varieties.
To reach the trailhead from Oakhurst, head northwest on SR49 for 16 miles. Turn on Triangle Road for 4 miles. Turn on Scott Road for 3 miles to the Hite Cove Trail.
The first segment of the trail is from the top of the ridge where the road starts to side slope to the first switchback. This is the steepest and most difficult section. It can be narrow at times. Beyond the switchback, the trail eventually crosses washed-out Nutmeg Gulch, a challenging crossing.
Note: As of September 2007, ATV riding is only permitted on Forest Service roads with vertical number signs. In addition, the ATV must have a valid California green ATV sticker.