North of Kernville, the Hot Springs Area has an extensive snowmobile trail network.
A snowmobile trailhead is at Sugarloaf, located on County Road M-9. The Forest Service provides toilet facilities at these locations through a grant from the California Off Highway Vehicle Commission. Another trailhead is available on the Greenhorn Ranger District located along State Highway 155 at Greenhorn Summit. There are approximately 1,800 acres of suitable open riding area that exist outside of the Giant Sequoia National Monument boundary in the vicinity of Tyler Meadow.
Overall, Hot Springs Area is the 20th most popular snowmobile trail of all 31 snowmobiling rides in California.