Ballinger Canyon OHV Area For Dirt Biking

The 18th most popular offroad motorcycle trail in California.

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Southeast of Cuyama in the Los Padres National Forest, the Ballinger Canyon OHV Area is one of the most popular areas to ride off-road motorcycles in California. The trail system has wide diversity, including winding singletrack. It consists of over 30 trail segments to form an infinite number of loops ranging from easy to difficult. There are 11 4WD roads, 12 ATV trails and 14 motorcycle only trails in the area. Overall, there are about 68 miles of trails in the area.

To reach the trailhead from US5, use Exit 225. Head west on SR166 for 23 miles to Maricopa. Head south on SR33 for 18 miles. Turn east on Ballinger Canyon Road (FS 9N10). Park near Campground.

It is best to call ahead since there are several random seasonal closures in this area due to rain or fire.

Overall, Ballinger Canyon OHV Area is the 18th most popular dirt bike trail of all 117 dirt biking rides in California. Several of the better dirt bike trails are nearby Ballinger Canyon OHV Area including Hume Lake, Spangler Hills OHV Area, Jawbone OHV Area and Dove Springs ORV Area.


Local Contact(s):  Los Padres National Forest (661) 245-3731; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; Academy ATV/Dirt Bike Rental (619) 840-0057

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Balinger Canyon Campground

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Ballinger Canyon OHV Area Dirt Biking Review

GPS:  34.8844, -119.4443

Date Published:  5/19/2016

Date Updated:  7/13/2016

ID:  16090

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