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Clear Creek Management Area

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Alt Names

Clear Creek Recreation Area, Clear Creek Motorized Trail, Oak Flat, Oak Flat Campground, Jade Mill Recreation Site, Prospector Hill, Goat Mountain, Halfway Hill, Indian Hill, North Quicksilver Hill, San Benito Mountain, San Carlos Peak, San Carlos Creek, Cinnibar Hill

Last Known StatusClosed  (open for non-motorized recreation, with some exceptions)

After a long period of closure the BLM has reopened portions of the Clear Creek Management Area to the general public for non-motorized activities. Highway legal vehicles are permitted on much of the 32 miles of major roads within the Serpentine ACEC Area and can be used for access but many important new restrictions make it clear the area is no longer intended for recreational motorized use.

Only highway licensed vehicles are permitted in the Clear Creek Management Area and all vehicles must remain on designated roads. Vehicles used for touring must obtain a permit prior to visiting and vehicle touring is limited to just five days per year.

Additional restrictions may also be in effect so for more information always contact the Central Coast Field Office at (831) 582-2200 before visiting. BLM Trail Map

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityHollister, CA
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From: Hollister, CA
1) Take I-25 south about 40 miles
2) Turn left on Coalinga-Los Gatos Creek Road, continue about 16 miles
3) Turn left on Clear Creek Road (you will see a kiosk and a BLM sign for Clear Creek Management Area)

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandBLM

RATINGS

Proslarge area, good scenery
Consno water, asbestos contamination issues, severe restrictions for motorized use
Our RatingRatingFair    
Recommended StayFull Day
Spring/Fall
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Square Miles78
Climate TypeForest
Elevation2200 to 5200 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Heavily Maintainedroads only, there are no longer any motorized trails.
Loose DirtThis trail has no loose dirt.None
Hard PackThe trail has almost all hard pack terrain.All
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has no rocks.None
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis BLM land has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis BLM land has almost all roads.All
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe BLM land has no rider traffic on typical days.None
ShadeThis BLM land has few shaded areas.Few
Ranges/GunfireThis BLM land has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis trail has some hazards.Some(hazards are marked)
asbestos
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has almost all beginner terrain.All
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has no intermediate level terrain.None
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesOpen  5 days per year for vehicle touring by special permit only
Dates OpenOpen 5 days per year for vehicle touring by special permit only.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
does not apply (area open to highway legal vehicles only)
Noise LimitNodoes not apply (area open to highway legal vehicles only)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesProhibitedhighway licensed only, for access only, not for recreation
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsProhibited
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSProhibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibitedhighway licensed only, for access only, not for recreation
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
Prohibited
Helmets RequiredYesmotorcycle helmets are required by state law
BicyclesProhibited
HikingSome AreasNot Recommended
certain times
HorsebackProhibited
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNoday use only
Cross CountryProhibitedkeep vehicle on trail
AlcoholProhibited
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsProhibited
Emergency / Law EnforcementSomeDedicated Rangers/Officers
On-Site Office/Station
Jeep/SUV Patrol
Gate Inspection
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.
CommentOnly highway licensed motorcycles and vehicles are allowed and must remain on the main road. Motorized recreation or offroading is no longer permitted.

FEES & PASSES

ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryYes ($5.00 per vehicle)
good for one week
RidingNo ($0.00 per OHV)
CampingNo ($0.00)

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid30+ Miles (SW)Mee Memorial Hospital (831) 385-7200
Gasoline Gasoline30+ Miles (NW)Hollister
Diesel Diesel30+ Miles (NW)Hollister
Potable Water Water30+ Miles (NW)Hollister
RV Hookups RV Hookup30+ Miles (SW)San Lorenzo Park Campground (831) 755-4899 or (831) 755-4895
RV Dump Station RV Disposal30+ Miles (SW)San Lorenzo Park Campground (831) 755-4899 or (831) 755-4895
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store30+ Miles (NW)Tres Pinos
Swimming Swim Area30+ Miles (SW)Lake San Antonio (800) 310-2313
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteSan Carlos Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp30+ Miles (SW)Lake San Antonio (800) 310-2313

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoBLM - Central Coast Field Office
940 2nd Ave
Marina, CA 93933
(831) 582-2200
www.blm.gov

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