Northeast of Sacramento and Doyle, the Fort Sage OHV Area miles of trails open to ATV riding.
The Fort Sage Special Recreation Management Area is located in the high desert region of northeastern California, about 45 miles north of Reno, Nevada. The recreation area consists of approximately 22,000 acres of public land that is managed primarily for off highway vehicle use and winter deer range. Vehicle use within the recreation area is limited to designated roads and trails to ensure that the two primary uses remain compatible throughout the future.
The Bureau of Land Management has designated the approximately 90 miles of routes within the recreation area to be used for motorcycle, ATV and 4wd use depending on the width of the trail. The routes traverse a wide variety of terrain including flat, sandy, high desert sagebrush country and rocky, steep canyons and gulches.
To reach the trailhead from Susanville, head south on US395 to Doyle. Head east on CR322 (Hackstaff Road). Turn right on Fort Sage Road to trailhead.
Note: No potable water is available anywhere in the recreation area.
Overall, Fort Sage OHV Area is the 75th most popular ATV riding trail of all 106 ATV trails in California.