Best California Dirt Bike Trails

California has 117 offroad motorcycling rides.

  June 5, 2019

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.

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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
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