West of Sacramento near Lower Lake, the Knoxville Recreation Area has 17,700 acres open to ATV users.
The landscape is characterized by steep and rolling hills with the vegetation varying from scattered hardwoods and grasses to dense chaparral brush. California gray pine and Macnab cypress are also dispersed throughout the area.
To reach the ATV riding at the North OHV Staging Area from Lower Lake go east on Morgan Valley Road 13 miles to the north entrance to Knoxville at Dunnigan Hill Road (this access not recommended for two-wheel drive vehicles beyond Round Mountain Road). Take Dunnigan Hill Road approximately 3/4 mile to Round Mountain Road. Proceed west on Round Mountain Road approximately 1/4 mile to the staging area. Site has parking and vault toilet.
Note: Devilhead Road is a county road, therefore only street licensed vehicles are permitted.
Overall, Knoxville Recreation Area is the 72nd most popular ATV riding trail of all 106 ATV trails in California.