Foresthill OHV ATV Trails

East of Auburn and Foresthill in the Tahoe National Forest, the Forest Hill OHV and China Wall OHV Area has 100 miles of trails open to ATV riding.

To reach the trailhead from US80, exit on Foresthill Drive. The trailhead is about 45 miles from US80.

There are three Staging Areas to access the trail system. Parker Flat and Sugar Pine Staging Areas, accessed by driving nine miles east of Foresthill on the Foresthill Divide road, then turning left on the Sugar Pine road, and traveling 3.5 miles to the staging areas, provide access to the majority of the trails and is best suited for families and for riders new to the trail system. China Wall Staging area is located approximately 14 miles east of Foresthill on the Foresthill Divide road, and is the best access for loops 5 and 6, which are the most difficult routes on the system and are for motorcycles only. OHVs are required to have current proof of registration, as well as a USFS approved spark arrestor year round.

Note: On the trail map, the red line shows ATV only routes. The thin black line are both ATV and Jeep routes.

Note: As of September 2007, ATV riding is only permitted on designated Forest Service roads. To obtain the latest map of designated roads, contact the Forest Service HQ at (530) 265-4531.

Foresthill OHV ATV Trails Map



Local Contact(s):  Tahoe National Forest (530) 367-2224; California Tourism (916) 444-4429.

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

Best Season:  Jun - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Parker Flat Campground; NFS Morning Star Campground

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  6/22/2016

Foresthill OHV ATV Trails Map


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