Ballinger Canyon OHV Area For ATV Riding

The 33rd most popular all terrain vehicle trail in California.

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Southeast of Cuyama in the Los Padres National Forest, the Ballinger Canyon OHV Area is one of the most popular areas to ride ATVs in California. The trail system has wide diversity, including winding singletrack. It consists of over 30 trail segments to form an infinite number of loops ranging from easy to difficult. There are 11 4WD roads, 12 ATV trails and 14 motorcycle only trails in the area. Overall, there are about 68 miles of trails in the area.

To reach the trailhead from US5, use Exit 225. Head west on SR166 for 23 miles to Maricopa. Head south on SR33 for 18 miles. Turn east on Ballinger Canyon Road (FS 9N10). Park near Campground.

It is best to call ahead since there are several random seasonal closures in this area due to rain or fire.

Note: As of September 2007, ATV riding is only permitted on Forest Service roads with vertical number signs. All ATVs must have a valid California Green ATV sticker. ATV riding is prohibited on Forest Service roads with horizontal number signs.

Overall, Ballinger Canyon OHV Area is the 33rd most popular ATV riding trail of all 106 ATV trails in California. Several of the better atv trails are nearby Ballinger Canyon OHV Area including Oceano Dunes, Buckhorn OHV Route, Camuesa OHV Route, Divide Peak Road OHV Route and Rock Front OHV Area.


Local Contact(s):  Los Padres National Forest (661) 245-3731; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; Academy ATV/Dirt Bike Rental (619) 840-0057.

Recommended Book:  "Guide To California Backroads Trails" from Charles Wells

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Balinger Canyon Campground

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Ballinger Canyon OHV Area ATV Trails Review

GPS:  34.8844, -119.4443

Date Published:  5/19/2016

Date Updated:  7/27/2016

ID:  15590

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