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Date Flat OHV Area

Thursday, October 02, 2014
Alt Names Moore Creek Area, Groveland Ranger District, Dogtown, Dog Town Rd, Coalpit Hill, Ponderosa Way, Chinese Gulch, Buckhorn Flat, Virginia Point, Bald Mountain, Ham Coward Gulch, Bandarita Ridge, Monotti Hill, Merced River, Mother Lode Field Office, Groveland Ranger District
Last Known Status Closed

This area mainly consists of rocky 4x4 roads with a few unmarked singletrack side trails. The trails in the southern section (BLM land) constituted most of the riding opportunity here and those trails have been permanently closed as of July 2010. The northern staging area (National Forest) remains open, but it offers just a handful of trails.

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Nearest City Coulterville, CA
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From: Modesto, CA
1) Take SR-132 east about 45 miles
2) Turn left (north) at intersection onto SR-49, continue 1 block
3) Turn right (east) on CR-J20, continue .5 miles
4) Veer right on Dogtown Road, continue 5.4 miles
5) Staging area is on the left (north).
Area Trail
Land BLM, National Forest
Rating Rating    Good    
Recommended Stay Full Day
Permit Required No
Dates Open Closed
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes (96 dB)
Whip Flags
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Prohibited
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVs Prohibited
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Prohibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered) Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
Helmets Required Yes helmets required by state law
Hiking No Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night Riding Unknown
Cross Country Prohibited stay on trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
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.
Parking ($0.00)
Entry ($0.00)
Riding ($0.00)
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Contact Info BLM - Mother Lode Field Office
5152 Hillsdale Circle
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
(916) 941-3101
Contact Info Stanislaus National Forest - Groveland Ranger District
24545 Highway 120
Groveland, CA 95321
(209) 962-7825

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Climate Type Forest
Elevation 2000 to 3000 ft.
Trail Maintenance Unknown
Hazards This trail has few hazards.Few (hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain Novice This trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain Amateur This trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain Expert This trail has little expert terrain.Little

First Aid First Aid 30+ Miles (N) Sonora Regional Medical Center (209) 532-5000
Gasoline Gasoline 1-5 Miles (W) Shell (209) 878-0441
Diesel Diesel 1-5 Miles (W) Shell (209) 878-0441
Potable Water Water 1-5 Miles (W) Coulterville RV Park (209) 878-3988
RV Hookups RV Hookup 1-5 Miles (W) Coulterville RV Park (209) 878-3988
RV Dump Station RV Disposal 1-5 Miles (W) Coulterville RV Park (209) 878-3988
Primitive Camping Campground 1-5 Miles (N) Yosemite Westlake Campground & RV Park (209) 878-3847
Convenience Store Conv Store 1-5 Miles (W) Coulter CafĂ© & General Store (209) 878-3947
Swimming Swim Area 5-20 Miles (W) Horseshoe Bend Recreational Area (209) 878-3452
Body of Water Water Body 1-5 Miles (S) Merced River
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 5-20 Miles (W) Horseshoe Bend Recreational Area (209) 878-3452

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