Foresthill OHV For Dirt Biking

The MOST popular offroad motorcycle trail in California.

  Tahoe, California, US


  July 7, 2016

East of Auburn and Foresthill in the Tahoe National Forest, the Foresthill OHV Area and China Wall OHV Area has 100 miles of trails open to off-road motorcycle trails riding.

To reach the Foresthill dirt biking 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.

Overall, Foresthill OHV is the 1st most popular dirt bike trail of all 117 dirt biking rides in California. Several of the better dirt bike trails are nearby Foresthill OHV including Barrett Lake, Elkins Flat OHV Route, Gold Note ORV Routes, Rubicon OHV Trail, Ellis Peak / Ellis Lake and China Wall OHV Area.

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

Best Season:  Jun - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

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

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  39.124184, -120.760238

Date Published:  5/19/2016

Date Updated:  7/7/2016

ID:  16072

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