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Mammoth Bar OHV

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Alt Names

Mammoth Bar OHV Area, American River, Auburn, Auburn State Recreation Area, Mammoth Bar OHV Area Trails, Mamouth, Mamoth

Last Known StatusOpen

Located directly on the bank of the river, this designated OHV area offers scenic backdrops, a pristine MX track, and at least 30 miles of OHV and multi-use trails spread over 1,200 acres. All trails are marked and rated, and most are steep and narrow from the get go, with no time to get warmed up.

The nearby state recreation area offers camping, fishing, swimming, boating, and white water rafting.

(California OHMVR sticker and noise regulations are strictly enforced at the gate. ATV's are limited to 40 inches wide and all OHVs must have an FS approved spark arrestor.)

Park Schedule (530) 885-4527 Oct 1 - Mar 31: Sun, Mon, Thur, Fri (8:00am - Sunset) Apr 1 - Sep 30: Sun, Mon, Thur (8:00am - Sunset) Park closes during wet weather until 24 hours after last rain. This area is CLOSED ON SATURDAYS, and some weekdays.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityAuburn, CA
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From: Sacramento, CA
1) Take I-80 east about 35 miles toward exit for Foresthill Road
2) Turn right (east) off the exit ramp on Foresthill Road, continue 3.2 miles
3) Turn right on Old Auburn Foresthill Road, continue 1.5 miles
4) Main entrance is on the left.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail, Track
LandState Recreation

RATINGS

ProsGorgeous scenery, some trails one-way, all trails clearly marked w/difficulty
Consstrict enforcement of regulations, CLOSED Saturdays, only open 3-4 days per week, closed for rain
Our RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Square Miles2
Miles Of Trail30
Climate TypeForest
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis OHV area has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard PackThe OHV area has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis OHV area has no sandy areas.None
MudThe OHV area has no mud after it rains.Noneclosed during raining periods
DustThe OHV area has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis OHV area has some rocks.Somesome expert/moderate trails are very rocky
TreesThe OHV area has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis OHV area has many steep hills.Manymountainous area, rapid elevation changes up to 1200 ft or more
Water CrossingsThe OHV area has many water crossings.Manytrials course only
Small JumpsThis OHV area has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis OHV area has no large jumps.None
BermsThe OHV area has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state recreation area has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis state recreation area has some single track trails.Somesome trails are one way only, clearly marked
RoadsThis state recreation area has few roads.Few
IntersectionsThis OHV area has few intersections.Few
Rider TrafficThe state recreation area has some rider traffic on typical days.SomeSundays are busiest
ShadeThis state recreation area has some shaded areas.Somefew shaded parking spots but most trails have shady parts
Ranges/GunfireThis state recreation area has no shooting ranges or gunfire.NoneProhibited
HazardsThis OHV area has some hazards.Some(hazards not marked)
Beware of cliffs.
some trails are narrow and are adjacent to very steep cliffs
Easy Terrain NoviceThis OHV area has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis OHV area has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis OHV area has some expert terrain.Some
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic, Watered, Groomed
Max Engine Size500 cc Max
Min Engine Size90 cc Min
Commentnicely groomed, gorgeous track by the river, top notch grooming, 90cc and up
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic
Max Engine Size90 cc Max
Min Engine Size50 cc Min
Comment90cc limited or less, very nicely groomed

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
Dates OpenApril 1 - Sept 30: Thursday, Sunday and Monday 8am-dusk; Oct 1 - March 31: Monday, Thursday and Friday 8am-5pmCA OHMVR red sticker vehicles permitted year round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)CA OHMVR noise limits apply (1985/older limit 101 dB, 1986/newer limit 96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (40 inches)has entrance gate and narrow terrain
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsSome AreasCA OHMVR stickers required
(maximum width 40 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSProhibitedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
ProhibitedCA OHMVR stickers required
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No RestrictionCA OHMVR restrictions apply
Helmets RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
BicyclesSome Areasmany mountain bike opportunities in immediate area
HikingSome Areaspermitted in surrounding area (beware of mountain lions)
HorsebackProhibitedpossibly some opportunities in surrounding area
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited4 campgrounds within 5 miles
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areasin fire pits only
Night RidingNo
Cross CountryProhibitedriders must stay on trail
AlcoholNo RestrictionCA open container law
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsProhibited
Emergency / Law EnforcementStrictDedicated Rangers/Officers
Gate Inspection
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.
CommentAll regulations are strictly enforced at the gate and throughout the park by State Park Ranger. Must stay on designated trails - no free riding.

FEES & PASSES

ParkingYes ($10.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingNo ($0.00)
Prohibited

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (NW)first aid only
Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital (530) 888-4500
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (W)Gas & Shop (530) 885-0200
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (W)Chevron (530) 885-7138
Potable Water WaterOn Sitenon-potable water
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (NW)Auburn Gold Country RV Park (530) 885-0990
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (NW)Auburn Gold Country RV Park (530) 885-0990
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (NE)Ruck-A-Chucky Campground (530) 885-4527
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (W)Gas & Shop (530) 885-0200
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (NE)Upper Lake Clementine (530) 885-4527
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteAmerican River
Boating Launch Boat Ramp1-5 Miles (N)Lake Clementine Boat Ramp (530) 885-4527

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoMammoth Bar OHV Area
501 El Dorado Street
Auburn, CA 95603
(530) 885-4527
info@parks.ca.gov
www.parks.ca.gov
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With a name like this, you know what to expect.

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Amenities at Mammoth Bar OHV OHV Area

Pee-wee track.

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Pay attention to the signs!

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Terrain example at Mammoth Bar OHV OHV Area

Most of the trails are smooth and easy.

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The MX track is smooth, fast and fun!

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