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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.