Best California Dirt Bike Trails

California has 117 offroad motorcycling rides.

Located in the US, the dirt biking in California offers over one hundred dirt bike trail routes from which to choose. The best California dirt biking based on popularity are considered to be Foresthill OHV, California City Riding Area, Corral Canyon OHV Area, Forest OHV System / Big Bear OHV, and San Gabriel Canyon OHV Area. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a California dirt biking trail below.


Alamo Mountain Loop Argyll Motocross Park Baldy Mesa / Cleghorn Ridge / Marshall Peak Ballinger Canyon OHV Area Barona Oaks MX Barrett Lake Big Bear Lake - North Big Bear Lake - South Black Springs OHV Area Bradshaw ORV Trail Buckhorn OHV Route Buckhorn Ridge OHV Area - Bear Canyon Loop Burlington Ridge Trail Complex Cahuilla Creek Motocross Cal City MX Park California City Riding Area Camuesa OHV Route Cannell Meadow / Kern Plateau - EAST Cannell Meadow / Kern Plateau - WEST Carnegie State Recreation Area Chappie-Shasta ORV Area Chimney Rock Trail China Wall OHV Area Clay Pit Off Road Area Clear Creek Management ORV Area Club Moto Competitive Edge MX Park Copley Mountain ORV Area Corral Canyon OHV Area Cottonwood Canyon Jeep Trail Cow Mountain - South Crandall OHV Staging Area Craycroft Ridge OHV Trail Cycleland Speedway Date Flat / Fuel Break ORV Davis Flat ORV Deer Creek OHV Staging Area Deer Lake OHV Trail Divide / Butcher Ranch / Pauley Creek Trails Divide Peak Road OHV Route Dove Springs ORV Area Downie River OHV Trail Dumont Dunes ORV Area Dusy/Ershim OHV Route El Mirage Dry Lake ORV Area Elkins Flat OHV Route Ellis Peak / Ellis Lake E-Street MX Fir Cap OHV Trail Fordyce Creek Trail Forest OHV System / Big Bear OHV Foresthill OHV Fort Sage ORV Area Frank Raines OHV Park Glamis Glen Helen Raceway Park Gold Note ORV Routes Gold Valley ORV Trail Hangtown Motocross Hite Cove OHV Route Hull Creek / Trout Creek OHV Hume Lake Hungry Valley State Recreation Area Hunter Creek OHV Riding Area Jawbone OHV Area Johnson Valley ORV Area Kerry Canyon Trail Knoxville Recreation ORV Area LA County Raceway La Grange OHV Park Lark Canyon OHV Area Lower Ranch Mammoth Bar OHV Area Miami Creek OHV Area Milestone Ranch MX Park Milsap Bar East Milsap Bar West Mi-Wok OHV Mojave Road Motorcycle County Park Oceano Dunes Ocotillo Wells State Recreation Area Olancha Dunes Riding Area Ortega Trail Perris Raceway Piru Motocross Park Porterville OHV Park Pozo/La Panza ORV Area - Burnout Pozo/La Panza ORV Area - Pine Mountain Road Prairie City SVRA Prosser Hill OHV Racetown 395 Rasor OHV Area Red Lake/Coyote Lake OHV Route Red Mountain OHV Route Red Oak Canyon OHV Trail Rock Creek Trail ORV System Rock Front OHV Area Rowher Flat OHV Area Rubicon OHV Trail Sacramento Raceway Park Samoa Dunes Recreation ORV Area San Gabriel Canyon OHV Area Sierra Buttes OHV Trail Spangler Hills OHV Area Spanish OHV Route Stoddard Valley OHV Area Stonyford ORV Area Superstition Mountain Open Area Swamp Lake OHV Route Tulare Cycle Park Ukiah Speedway Upper Lake OHV Area - North Upper Lake OHV Area - South West Lake/Strawberry Lake OHV Route White Pines OHV Wildomar OHV Area


San Gabriel Canyon OHV Area

Northeast of Los Angeles and northwest of San Dimas, the San Gabriel Canyon OHV Area offers up to 150 acres of diverse off-road opportunities that are open to offroad motorcycling. While riding, you may encounter water crossings, rocks, dirt roads and sand hills which vary in difficulty depending upon the season.  MORE INFO

Rasor OHV Area

Northwest of Barstow, the Rasor OHV Area has plenty of dirt biking trails. This is an exciting and more remote area for the off-highway vehicle user. Rasor has rolling hills, open valleys, and sand dunes that invite riders willing to travel through this remote area.  MORE INFO

Ballinger Canyon OHV Area

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.  MORE INFO

Lark Canyon OHV Area

Southeast of San Diego, the Lark Canyon OHV Area has several miles of off-road motorcycle trails. Located in McCain Valley Resource Conservation Area, Lark Canyon OHV Area is designed specifically for motorcycles.  MORE INFO

Mammoth Bar OHV Area

Northeast of Sacramento and Auburn in the Auburn State Recreation Area, the Mammoth Bar OHV Area has 50 miles of off-road motorcycle trails over 1,200 acres. It is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills about thirty miles northeast of Sacramento. This motorcycle/off-road motorcycle trails riding area has been used by off road enthusiasts for nearly 35-years and offers a wide range of trails and conditions in a beautiful setting next to the Middle Fort of the American River.  MORE INFO

Carnegie State Recreation Area

East of San Francisco and southwest of Tracy, the Carnegie State Recreation Area has 50 miles of trails over 1,500 acres open to off-road motorcycle trails riding. Characterized by dry rocky washes, rolling hills and steep, rugged canyons, the park provides a setting for off-highway vehicle users of all skill levels.  MORE INFO

White Pines OHV

Southeast of Sacramento and northeast of Arnold, the White Pines OHV network on the north side of Highway 4 is the main OHV riding area on the Calaveras Ranger District. With over 100 miles of connecting roads and trails, there is enjoyable riding for all levels and types of OHV users.  MORE INFO

Mi-Wok OHV

Southeast of Sacramento and northeast of Sonora, the popular Mi-Wok OHV area consists of 40 miles of signed trails and 140 miles of roads open to off-road motorcycle trails riding. The Mi-Wok area extends from north of Crandall Peak to the Deer Creek area, northwest of Highway 108. The riding area ranges in elevation of 3,500 feet at Deer Creek to 5,500 feet at Crandall Peak.  MORE INFO

Fordyce Creek Trail

In the Tahoe National Forest, the Fordyce Creek Trail is a 10 mile route open to off-road motorcycle trails riding. It is known as one of the three routes used for the annual Sierra Trek. There are several deep water crossings and steep climbs. The route leads to Summit City at Meadow Lake.  MORE INFO

Prosser Hill OHV

North of Truckee in the Tahoe National Forest, the Prosser Hill OHV Area has 22 miles of off-road motorcycle trails riding over several trails. The Prosser Hill Staging Area is located 4 miles north of town on SR89.  MORE INFO

Hite Cove OHV Route

Northeast of Fresno and Merced in the Sierra National Forest, the Hite Cove OHV Route is a Class B route traverses a variety of dirt biking terrain as its elevations range from 3,900 to 1,700 feet in the northwest region of the Sierra National Forest near the Jerseydale Forest Station. The route consists of mixed conifer, Black and Live Oak, scattered brush and grass, and an abundance of Poison Oak throughout the area.  MORE INFO

Miami Creek OHV Area

Northeast of Fresno near Oakhurst and Bass Lake, the Miami Motorized Vehicle Use Area (Miami Motorcyle Trails) has offroad riding in pure northern California forest with the thick smell of pine trees. The 60 miles of trail riding ranges from packed and wide single tracks to narrow off-road motorcycle style single track.  MORE INFO

Spanish OHV Route

Northeast of Fresno and Merced in the Sierra National Forest, the Spanish OHV Route is a Class C, 4.5 mile dirt biking route with a 30-minute walk to Spanish Lakes. Located off the Crown Valley Trailhead below Wishon Dam, this route begins humbly amongst young pines and becomes menacing at Radiator Rock, an obstacle that truly earns its name! The trail ends at the new John Muir Wilderness.  MORE INFO

Dumont Dunes ORV Area

East of Barstow and north of Baker, the Dumont Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Area is a large open area for dirt bike riding. It is bordered by steep volcanic hills and the slow running Amargosa River, the region is easily recognized from a distance by its distinctive sand dunes. The elevation here varies from 700 feet, at the river, to 1,200 feet at the top of Competition Hill, the tallest of the dunes.  MORE INFO