Located in the US, the OHV driving in California offers over thirty OHV trail routes from which to choose. The best California OHV driving based on popularity are considered to be Forest OHV System / Big Bear OHV, Wildomar OHV Area, San Gabriel Canyon OHV Area, Cleghorn Ridge, and Miller Jeep Trail. For a detailed OHV riding trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a California OHV driving trail below.
Northeast of Los Angeles and northwest of San Dimas in the Angeles National Forest, the San Gabriel Canyon OHV Area offers up to 150 acres of diverse off-road opportunities. Water crossings, rocks, dirt roads and sand hills are some of the seasonally challenging experiences you will find. The assortment of physical terrain is unmatched anywhere in this region of the state.
Northeast of San Bernardino and Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino National Forest, the Forest OHV System consists of 36 miles of OHV trails and 169 miles of forest roads (open to green sticker/red sticker usage). The trails are primarily in the Cajon, Arrowhead and Big Bear areas.
Northeast of LA and south of Barstow near Lucerne Valley, the Johnson Valley OHV Area is open to 4WD vehicles. Johnson Valley is a varied landscape for the off-highway vehicle driver. It is punctuated by steep red rocky mountains, rolling hills, open valleys, dry lake beds and sandy washes.
In southeastern Riverside County near Palm Springs, the Bradshaw Trail is a 70 mile graded 4WD dirt road with sandy sections open to jeeps and OHV. The trail traverses mostly public land and offers spectacular views of the Chuckwalla Bench and the Orocopia, Chuckwalla and Mule Mountains.
North of Newhall in the Angeles National Forest, the 10000 acre Rowher Flat OHV area has 60 miles of rolling trails open to OHV use. Rowher Flat is open to motorcycles, ATVs and 4-wheel drive vehicles. No stopping, unloading or OHV riding is permitted on the Rush Canyon access road.
East of Bakersfield near Ridgecrest, the Spangler Hills OHV Area has 57,000 acres open to OHV use. The Spangler OHV Area provides a wide variety of riding opportunities including cross country play, trail riding, advanced technical routes, 4-wheel drive trails, and Enduro, Technique Trials, European Scramble and Hare Hound competitive events. The area provides an uncrowded riding opportunity in the Western Mojave Desert three hours north of Los Angeles.
Northwest of Barstow, the Rasor OHV Area has plenty of OHV 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. The 4WD area is located between Interstate 15 and the Mojave National Preserve.
Southwest of Barstow, the Stoddard Valley OHV Area has plenty of OHV trails. Stoddard Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Area offers a diverse landscape for off-highway vehicle recreation. The area is characterized by steep rocky mountains, rolling hills, open valleys, and winding sandy washes.
Southeast of Cuyama in the Los Padres National Forest, the Ballinger Canyon OHV Area is one of the most popular areas for OHV use 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.
North of Santa Barbara in the Los Padres National Forest, the Buckhorn OHV Route is an awesome route heading deep into the backcountry. This route is on an old dirt road running north-south. It is a 9.2 mile one-way trek.