RiderPlanet USA Motorcycle And ATV Trails
HomeFind ATV TrailsATV and Dirt Bike ArticlesCalendar of ATV and Motorcycle EventsSupport CenterMotorcycle Parts
Help Scroll down for trail contact information and regulations. Select a photo to enlarge.

Knoxville Recreation Area

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Alt Names

Rocksville, Hunting Creek Camp, Jericho Creek, Morgan Valley Road, Devilhead Road

Last Known StatusOpen

There are two entrances to this area, the lower camp and the upper camp. The upper camp is dry and rocky, has a very rough access road with no signs or directions (bear right at the fork!) and offers only two campsites, both primitive. The upper camp is not recommended for RV or trailers.

While the upper camp does have more trails, the lower camp offers much easier access and more room for RVs and trailers. This camp has developed campsites with tables, fire rings and direct access to the creek. Look for an opening in at the back of the campground to find a motorcycle trail that follows the creek and leads to two great swimming holes (first hole is 1/4 mile in, waterfall is 1/4 mile past that).

You can ride from the lower camp to the upper camp by following the lower camp access road right through the campground, across the curved bridge and up over the ridge (make no turns). Follow the road about 7 miles to the upper camp area.

Many locals playfully call this place 'Rocksville' because of the many rocks, but we've seen bigger chunk. As long as you use a skid & guards you'll have no problems.

Trail Map... Directions... Nearby Trails...







LOCATION

Nearest CityLower Lake, CA
Go Back To California List
Street Map
Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Lower Lake, CA
1) Take Morgan Valley Road east 13 miles to north staging area
2) Upper Camp entrance on right.

For Lower Camp Staging Area:
3) Continue east on Morgan Valley Road about 4 miles (road name changes to Berryessa Knoxville Road)
4) Veer right (south) on Knoxville Devilhead Road, continue about .5 miles
5) Lower Camp entrance on the right (turn is at: N 38º 49.013' W 122º 21.182').

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandBLM

QUALITY

Prosswim holes, waterfalls, scenery decent, secluded, campsites at lower camp very nice
Consdry, rocky, rough entrance, no signs or directions, not enough camp sites, no turn around in northern area
RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Late Spring

TERRAIN

Square Miles80
Miles Of Trail100
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1000 to 2200 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Not Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has mostly rocks.Mostlymostly small rocks, bigger ones are well spaced & avoidable
TreesThe trail has some trees.Some
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
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 few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis BLM land has few single track trails.Few
RoadsThis BLM land has mostly roads.Mostly
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe BLM land has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis BLM land has some shaded areas.Some
Ranges/GunfireThis BLM land has some shooting ranges or gunfire.Some
HazardsThis trail has some hazards.Some(hazards not marked)
Beware of cliffs.
few cliffs
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
Dates OpenYear-RoundCA 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 Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some AreasCA OHMVR stickers required
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
Certain TimesCA OHMVR restrictions apply
Helmets RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
BicyclesNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HikingNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HorsebackNo RestrictionNot Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknownNot Recommended
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on the trail
AlcoholNo Restriction
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsProhibited
Emergency / Law EnforcementFew/PeriodicJeep/SUV Patrol
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that you have medical insurance and carry motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before taking your vehicle to any of the locations depicted here.

FEES

ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingNo ($0.00)

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 MilesSt. Helena Hospital (707) 994-6486
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (W)Shell (707) 994-6157
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (W)Shell (707) 994-6157
Potable Water Water30+ Miles (NW)Edgewater Resort & RV Park (707) 279-0208
RV Hookups RV Hookup30+ Miles (NW)Edgewater Resort & RV Park (707) 279-0208
RV Dump Station RV Disposal30+ Miles (NW)Edgewater Resort & RV Park (707) 279-0208
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site1-2 sites at Upper Camp, 4-5 at Lower Camp
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (W)Tower Mart (707) 994-5846
Swimming Swim AreaOn SiteJericho Creek/Hunting Creek Camp (Lower Camp)
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteJericho Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp30+ Miles (NW)Clear Lake State Park (707) 279-4293

CONTACTS

Contact InfoBLM - Ukiah Field Office
2550 North State Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 468-4000
www.blm.gov

COMMENTS

Moto2Go Banner

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

This waterfall makes for a nice refreshing dip after a long day of riding.

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

Some terrain at Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

This small bridge leads out of the lower camp.  The main road eventually leads to the upper camp.

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

OHV at Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

OHV at Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

Lower Camp has five sites, each with a picnic table, shade gazebo and fire ring. There is no fee but sites are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

OHV at Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

OHV at Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

OHV at Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

OHV at Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

Scenic view of Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

Honda CRF Motorcycle at Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

Scenery at Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

A trail at Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

Some terrain at Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

OHV at Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

Knoxville Recreation Area Trail Photo

OHV at Knoxville Recreation Area Trail

© 2005-2015 RiderPlanet LLC. All Rights Reserved. Home  |   ATV Trails  |   Articles  |   Calendar  |   Support Center  |   Motorcycle Parts & Gear