Downie River OHV Trail

The 97th most popular off-highway vehicle trail in California.

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North of Downieville in the Tahoe National Forest, the Downie River OHV Trail is a 7 mile one-way route ranging from 3000 to 4000 feet in elevation. The route follows the Downie River through scenic old growth forest. The first 3 miles are open to OHV use, then the trail turns to singletrack.

Overall, Downie River OHV Trail is the 97th most popular OHV & 4wd jeep trail of all 102 OHV routes in California. Several of the better ohv/4wd trails are nearby Downie River OHV Trail including Fordyce Creek Trail, Iowa Hill Loop, Gold Lake OHV Route, Sierra Buttes OHV Trail, Deer Lake OHV Trail and Fir Cap OHV TrailGold Valley OHV Trail.

Downie River OHV Trail OHV Driving Map



Local Contact(s):  Tahoe National Forest (530) 288-3231 or (530) 587-3558; California Tourism (916) 444-4429.

Recommended Book:  "Guide To Northern California 4WD Trails" from Charles Wells

Best Season:  May - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  39.5835, -120.826

Date Published:  5/19/2016

Date Updated:  8/11/2016

ID:  18234

Downie River OHV Trail OHV Driving Map


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