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Georgetown

Friday, June 12, 2015

Alt Names

Rock Creek OHV, Mace Mill Road, Balderson Road, Eldorado National Forest

Last Known StatusOpen

The main staging area here is primitive, with just a vault toilet and an information kiosk with a box of maps (often empty) but the narrow trails are very well maintained and offer some cool bridges and winding brush tunnels. Although the area has some great trails, it is heavily managed and has some unpredictable closure periods so always call before you haul.

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LOCATION

Nearest CityGeorgetown, CA
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From: Auburn, CA
1) Take Hwy 49 E to Hwy 193 E (approx 6 1/2 miles)
2) Take Hwy 193 E to Georgetown. (approx 12 miles)
3) Turn left on Wentworth Springs Road (Main Street) and continue 6 miles
4) Turn right on Balderston Road (*Note: go past the first Balderson Road and take the second one)
5) Follow Balderson Road to Mace Mill Road. Staging area is straight ahead.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandNational Forest

QUALITY

Prosmostly single track, loops are fairly easy and fun, nice woods scenery, many motorycle-only trails
Conssomewhat dry, no services, primitive campsites, frequent  or unpredictable closures
RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days

TERRAIN

Square Miles37
Miles Of Trail140
Climate TypeForest
Elevation2750 to 4250 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.Nonewater crossings are bridged
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has many single track trails.Many
RoadsThis national forest has few roads.Few
IntersectionsThis trail has few intersections.Few
Rider TrafficThe national forest has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
ShadeThis national forest has almost all shaded areas.All
Ranges/GunfireThis national forest has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards are marked)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little
Commentcinder blocks are used to fill in ruts

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
Dates OpenAlways call first, frequent closures. Southern Trails Crossier Loop Critical Deer Winter Range seasonally close 11/10-5/1.CA 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 ATVsSome AreasCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSSome AreasCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Some AreasNot Recommended
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 Restriction
HikingSome Areas
HorsebackSome Areas
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingYesNot Recommended
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trail
AlcoholNo Restriction
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsSome Areas
Emergency / Law EnforcementNone
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.

FEES

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

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid20-30 Miles (S)Marshall Hospital (530) 622-1441
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (N)Chiquita Camp Campground (530) 333-4673
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (N)Chiquita Camp Campground (530) 333-4673
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (W)Georgetown
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (W)Auburn KOA (530) 885-0990
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (W)Auburn KOA (530) 885-0990
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (E)Stumpy Meadows Campground (530) 333-4312
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (N)Worton's Foresthill Grocery (530) 367-3676
Swimming Swim Area1-5 Miles (E)Rock Creek
Body of Water Water Body1-5 Miles (E)Rock Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (N)Cid N Eds Marina (530) 477-1366

CONTACTS

Contact InfoEldorado National Forest - Georgetown Ranger District
7600 Wentworth Springs Road
Georgetown, CA 95634
(530) 333-4312
www.fs.usda.gov
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