Downie River OHV Trail For ATV Riding

The 82nd most popular all terrain vehicle trail in California.

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North of Downieville in the Tahoe National Forest, the Downie River OHV Trail is a 7 mile one-way route ranging from 3000 to 4000 feet in elevation open to ATV riding. The route follows the Downie River through scenic old growth forest. The first 3 miles are shared between ATV and dirt bikes, then the trail turns to singletrack.

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.

Overall, Downie River OHV Trail is the 82nd most popular ATV riding trail of all 106 ATV trails in California. Several of the better atv trails are nearby Downie River OHV Trail including Craycroft Ridge OHV Trail, Fir Cap OHV Trail, Red Oak Canyon OHV Trail, Chimney Rock Trail, Gold Valley OHV Trail, Deer Lake OHV Trail and Sierra Buttes OHV Trail.

Downie River OHV Trail ATV Trails Map



Local Contact(s):  Tahoe National Forest (530) 288-3231 or (530) 587-3558; California Tourism (916) 444-4429.

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

Best Season:  May - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  39.5835, -120.826

Date Published:  5/19/2016

Date Updated:  8/20/2016

ID:  16928

Downie River OHV Trail ATV Trails Map


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