Wildomar OHV Area Dirt Biking

Near Lake Elsinore in the Cleveland National Forest, the Wildomar OHV Area has 360 acres open to dirt bike riding. There are 8 trails totaling 4 miles. Non-highway legal vehicle use is permitted in the OHV area only. Riders in the parking area, on forest roads or in the areas next to the road are subject to citation if the vehicles are not equipped and licensed for street use or if the operator is not licensed for state Class C vehicle operation. The San Mateo Canyon Wilderness is adjacent to the OHV area and vehicles are not permitted within its boundaries. Please observe all signing, barriers and fencing boundaries.

To reach the dirt bike trailead for the Wildomar OHV Area from San Diego, head north on US15 to the Central Avenue Exit. Follow the signs to the Ortega Highway (SR74). Head west on Ortega Highway (SR74) for approximately 25 miles to the Forest Service Station at El Cariso. There is a Visitor Center at the Forest Service Station which is staffed on weekends year-round. If you choose not to stop, continue past the Station approximately 1000 ft to the intersection with Killen Road (formerly South Main Divide Road). Turn right and follow the road south for approximately 9 miles to the Wildomar OHV area. The area is well posted so be sure you are in the designated OHV area before riding.

To reach the area from the west, take I-5 to San Juan Capistrano. Exit the freeway onto the Ortega Hwy (Hwy 74) east bound. Follow Hwy 74 for approximately 25 miles to the Forest Service Station at El Cariso. A Visitor Center at this location is staffed on weekends year-round and Fri through Mon during the summer for your convenience. If you choose not to stop continue past the Station approximately 1000 ft to the intersection with South Main Divide Road (formerly known as Killen Trail). Turn right and follow the road south for approximately 9 miles to the Wildomar OHV area. The area is well posted so be sure you are in the designated OHV area before riding.

To reach the area from the east, take Hwy 91 to I-15 south. Follow I-15 approximately 22 miles to the Hwy 74 exit. Travel west on 74 approximately 12 miles, through Lake Elsinore and up into the mountains via the Ortega Hwy (Hwy 74). Follow the Hwy to the intersection with South Main Divide Road, formerly known as Killen Trail (if you reach the Forest Service Fire Station you have passed it). Turn left and follow the road south for approximately 9 miles to the Wildomar OHV area. The area is well posted so be sure you are in the designated OHV area before riding.

Note: Spark arresters are required year round.

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Local Contact(s):  Cleveland National ForestCNF (951) 736-1811; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; Academy ATV/Dirt Bike Rental (619) 840-0057.

Base Camp:  NFS Wildomar Campground

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