Iowa Hill Loop For OHV Driving

The 49th most popular off-highway vehicle trail in California.

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Northeast of Auburn and east of Colfax in the Tahoe National Forest, the Iowa Hill Loop is a 24 mile OHV trek along an old mining route. It winds along canyons and mountain-sides. It crosses a single-lane suspension bridge over the American River. Iowa Hill Road starts right from Colfax and heads east up into the forest. It connects with Sugar Pine Road.

Overall, Iowa Hill Loop is the 49th most popular OHV & 4wd jeep trail of all 102 OHV routes in California. Several of the better ohv/4wd trails are nearby Iowa Hill Loop including Fordyce Creek Trail, Deer Lake OHV Trail, Sierra Buttes OHV Trail, Gold Lake OHV Route, Craycroft Ridge OHV Trail and Downie River OHV TrailFir Cap OHV Trail.


Local Contact(s):  Tahoe National Forest (530) 367-2224; California Tourism (916) 444-4429.

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

Base Camp:  NFS Parker Flat Campground; NFS Morning Star Campground

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  39.09555, -120.950725

Date Published:  5/19/2016

Date Updated:  7/16/2016

ID:  18663


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