Northeast of Fresno and Merced, the Sierra National Forest has over 180 miles of snowmobile routes. These routes are located near Shaver and Huntington Lakes on SR168. Of the 180 miles, about 155 miles are groomed and maintained throughout the winter season.
These snowmobile routes are access via 4 trailheads: Huntington Lake Trailhead, Kaiser Pass Trailhead, Tamarack Ridge Trailhead and the Wiskey Trail. A SNO-PARK permit is required for each vehicle parked at a SNO-PARK site from November 1 through May 30 of each year.
The Whisky Snowmobile Trail is located 50 miles northeast of Fresno via Hwy 41 and Road 200 to North Fork. The trail starts east of North Fork on Forest Road 81 (Minarets Road). The snowmobile route is a 35 mile, marked route through the forest following existing roads, and is not groomed.
Note: Grooming of routes and trails are provided by The Sierra Snowmobile Association and the USDA Forest Service, and are sponsored through the California State Off-Highway Vehicle Program
Overall, Whiskey Trail is the 22nd most popular snowmobile trail of all 31 snowmobiling rides in California.