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

Fort Sage OHV Area

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Alt Names

Doyle, Fort Sage Mountains, Fort Sage Road, Turtle Mountain, Wild Horse Trail, Widowmaker Trail, Land of David

Last Known StatusOpen

This is an out-of-the-way OHV area that is not well known to the general public, but it has marked trails spanning 22,000 acres, with newer facilities and plenty of privacy.

Most of the trails are sandy but fairly easy, with perhaps fewer bumps than your typical desert trails, but still enough sand whoops to make you a little bit weary. There are a number of steep climbs also, including one steep sandy chute called the 'Widowmaker'.

The access road is a wide and smooth dirt road but larger RVs might find the parking area to be a little cramped but manageable. The main staging area has picnic tables, fire rings and a clean restroom but no developed campsites.

This is a great choice to get away for a weekend, without travelling too far and without dealing with large crowds. Chances are good you'll have the whole place to yourself.

Trail Map... Driving Map... Best Nearby Trails...

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityDoyle, CA
Go Back To California List
Street Map
Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Reno, NV
1) Take I-395 N to Doyle
2) Take the Doyle Loop Exit (first Doyle exit), continue 1/2 mile north
3) Turn right on Hackstaff Road (you may see a sign that says "Fort Sage Mountains")
4) Continue 6/10 mile until the road turns to dirt, then continue another 1.5 miles
5) Turn right on Fort Sage Road, continue 1 mile,
6) Turn right again at sign that says "Fort Sage Mountains"
7) Follow 1.5 miles up the hill. Staging area is on the left.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandBLM

RATINGS

Prossecluded, fire rings, good staging area, clean bathroom, picnic tables, smooth graded access road
Consdry, not too much interesting terrain
Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
Spring & Fall
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Square Miles34
Miles Of Trail90
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation4500 to 7200 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has mostly sandy areas.Mostly
MudThe trail has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe trail has mostly dust on typical days.Mostly
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
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 some roads.Some
IntersectionsThis trail has few intersections.Few
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 few shooting ranges or gunfire.Few
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards are marked)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
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
No RestrictionCA OHMVR restrictions apply
Helmets RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Campfire permit required, call (530) 257-0456.
Night RidingNo
Cross CountryProhibitedkeep on designated trails
AlcoholNo Restriction
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsSome Areas
Emergency / Law EnforcementNone
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 & PASSES

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

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid30+ Miles (NW)Banner Lassen Medical Center (530) 252-2000
Gasoline Gasoline20-30 Miles (SW)BBJK (530) 832-4475
Diesel Diesel30+ Miles (S)Reno
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (S)Doyle
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (N)Honey Lake RV Park (530) 253-2508
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (N)Honey Lake RV Park (530) 253-2508
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (N)Honey Lake Campground (530) 253-2508
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (N)Honey Lake Campground (530) 253-2508
Swimming Swim Area1-5 Miles (N)Honey Lake
Body of Water Water Body1-5 Miles (N)Honey Lake
Boating Launch Boat Ramp20-30 Miles (SW)Frenchman Reservoir Boat Ramp (530) 836-2575

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoBLM - Eagle Lake Field Office
2950 Riverside Drive
Susanville, CA 96130
(530) 257-0456
www.blm.gov
CommentExtension 5492

RECENT COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Fort Sage Trail Photo

Fort Sage OHV Area Trail

Some of the trails go over large but smooth rocks but overall this place is mosty sand trails with some hard pack.

Fort Sage Trail Photo

Fort Sage OHV Area Trail

Many of the roads and trails in the valley are smooth and easy.  Great for beginners.

Fort Sage Trail Photo

Honda CRF Motorcycle at Fort Sage OHV Area Trail

The sand trails have endless sand whoops that will tire you out after awhile.

Fort Sage Trail Photo

Honda CRF Off-Road Bike at Fort Sage OHV Area Trail

This rock section near the ridge was the most interesting part of the trails, but it was just a small section.

Fort Sage Trail Photo

Fort Sage OHV Area Trail

Here is an example of the easier, hard pack roads and trails you will find here also.

Fort Sage Trail Photo

Fort Sage OHV Area Trail

A trail shot south of the staging area.

Fort Sage Trail Photo

Honda CRF Motorcycle at Fort Sage OHV Area Trail

Cruising the valley.

Fort Sage Trail Photo

Honda CRF Trail Bike at Fort Sage OHV Area Trail

Fort Sage Trail Photo

Fort Sage OHV Area Trail

This is the main staging area and it stays in pretty good shape largely due to lack of use. Amenities include a vault toilet and some picnic tables.

Fort Sage Trail Photo

RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Fort Sage OHV Area Trail

A shot of the staging area entrance.  The trailhead is just beyond this sign.

Fort Sage Trail Photo

Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Fort Sage OHV Area Trail

An example of some of the sand trails that weren't as deep and whooped out.

Fort Sage Trail Photo

Honda CRF Motorbike at Fort Sage OHV Area Trail

Fort Sage Trail Photo

Fort Sage OHV Area Trail

Fort Sage Trail Photo

Honda CRF Trail Bike at Fort Sage OHV Area Trail

Fort Sage Trail Photo

Fort Sage OHV Area Trail

A view of some of the amenities at the staging area.  A vault toilet and picnic tables.

Fort Sage Trail Photo

RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Fort Sage OHV Area Trail

There is also a loading ramp area.

Fort Sage Trail Photo

Fort Sage OHV Area Trail

A nice scenic backdrop behind the parking area.

Fort Sage Trail Photo

Honda CRF Motorcycle at Fort Sage OHV Area Trail

Fort Sage Trail Photo

Honda CRF Motorcycle at Fort Sage OHV Area Trail

This is one of the trails directly north of the staging area.

Fort Sage Trail Photo

Fort Sage OHV Area Trail

Fort Sage Trail Photo

Honda CRF Motorcycle at Fort Sage OHV Area Trail

Fort Sage Trail Photo

Honda CRF Motorcycle at Fort Sage OHV Area Trail

Copyright © 2016 Misirena Digital, LLC All Rights Reserved. Home  |   ATV Trails  |   Articles  |   Calendar  |   Support Center  |   Good Stuff