Best California Dirt Bike Trails

California has 85 offroad motorcycling rides.

  May 12, 2020

Located in the US, the dirt biking in California offers over fifty dirt bike trail routes from which to choose. The best California dirt biking based on popularity are considered to be Foresthill OHV, Corral Canyon, San Gabriel Canyon OHV, Pinnacles OHV, and Wildomar. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a California dirt biking trail below.

Where Can I Dirt Bike In California?

Alamo Mountain Loop
Argyll Motocross Park
Baldy Mesa / Cleghorn Ridge / Marshall Peak
Ballinger Canyon
Barona Oaks MX
Barrett Lake
Bear Canyon - Buckhorn Loop
Big Bear Lake - Cactus Flats
Black Springs
Bradshaw Trail
Buckhorn Road
Burlington Motorcycle Trail System
Cahuilla Creek Motocross
Cal City MX Park
Camuesa OHV Route
Carnegie State Recreation Area
Chappie-Shasta ORV Area
China Wall OHV
Clay Pit Off Road Area
Clear Creek Management Area
Club Moto
Copley Mountain
Corral Canyon
Cottonwood Canyon Jeep Trail
Cycleland Speedway
Divide Peak Road
Dove Springs
DT1 Tulare MX Cycle Park
Dumont Dunes
El Mirage Dry Lake
Elkins Flat OHV Route
E-Street MX
Foresthill OHV
Fort Sage ORV Area
Frank Raines OHV Park
Glamis Imperial Sand Dunes
Glen Helen Raceway Park
Gold Note OHV Route
Hangtown Motocross
Hite Cove OHV Route
Hollister Hills - Lower Ranch
Hull Creek - Trout Creek OHV
Hume Lake
Hungry Valley
Johnson Valley
Kennedy Meadows
Knoxville OHV Park
La Grange OHV Park
Lark Canyon
Mammoth Bar
Metcalf Motorcycle County Park
Miami Creek OHV
Milestone Ranch MX Park
Milsap Bar East
Milsap Bar West
Mi-Wok OHV
Mojave Road
Oceano Dunes
Ocotillo Wells State Recreation Area
Olancha Dunes
Ortega Trail
Perris Raceway
Pinnacles OHV
Porterville OHV Park
Pozo-La Panza OHV
Prairie City SVRA
Prosser Hill Motorcycle Trail
Rasor OHV Area
Red Mountain OHV Route
Red Oak Canyon OHV Trail
Rock Front OHV
Rowher Flat OHV
Sacramento Raceway Park
Samoa Dunes
San Gabriel Canyon OHV
South Cow Mountain
Spangler Hills
Stoddard Valley OHV
Stonyford OHV Park
Superstition Mountain OHV
Upper Lake OHV Area - North
Upper Lake OHV Area - South


FEATURED:  San Gabriel Canyon OHV

  Los Angeles, California

  January 3, 2020

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.


  Barstow, California

  January 4, 2020

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.

FEATURED:  Ballinger Canyon

  Bakersfield, California

  January 11, 2020

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.

FEATURED:  Mammoth Bar

  Sacramento, California

  January 5, 2020

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.

FEATURED:  Carnegie State Recreation Area

  Sacramento, California

  January 8, 2020

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.


  Sacramento, California

  January 4, 2020

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.

FEATURED:  Lark Canyon

  San Diego, California

  January 5, 2020

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.

FEATURED:  Prosser Hill Motorcycle Trail

  Tahoe, California

  January 4, 2020

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.

FEATURED:  Hite Cove OHV Route

  Fresno, California

  January 5, 2020

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.

FEATURED:  Miami Creek OHV

  Fresno, California

  January 5, 2020

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.