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Georgetown

Saturday, January 25, 2014
Alt Names Rock Creek OHV, Mace Mill Road, Balderson Road, Eldorado National Forest
Last Known Status Open
DESCRIPTION

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 City Georgetown, 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
Area Trail
Land National Forest
QUALITY
Pros mostly single track, loops are fairly easy and fun, nice woods scenery, many motorycle-only trails
Cons somewhat dry, no services, primitive campsites, frequent  or unpredictable closures
Rating Rating    Very Good    
Recommended Stay 1-2 Days
TERRAIN
Square Miles 37
Miles Of Trail 140
Climate Type Forest
Elevation 2750 to 4250 ft.
Trail Maintenance Not Marked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose Dirt This trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard Pack The trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
Sand This trail has no sandy areas.None
Mud The trail has some mud after it rains.Some
Dust The trail has some dust on typical days.Some
Rocks This trail has some rocks.Some
Trees The trail has almost all trees.All
Steep Hills This trail has few steep hills.Few
Water Crossings The trail has no water crossings.None water crossings are bridged
Small Jumps This trail has few small jumps.Few
Large Jumps This trail has no large jumps.None
Berms The trail has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel Pits This national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single Track This national forest has many single track trails.Many
Roads This national forest has few roads.Few
Intersections This trail has few intersections.Few
Rider Traffic The national forest has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
Shade This national forest has almost all shaded areas.All
Ranges/Gunfire This national forest has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
Hazards This trail has few hazards.Few (hazards are marked)
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
Comment cinder blocks are used to fill in ruts
REGULATIONS
Permit Required Yes CA OHMVR stickers required
Dates Open Always 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 Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes (96 dB) CA OHMVR noise limits apply (1985/older limit 101 dB, 1986/newer limit 96 dB)
Whip Flags Not Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Permitted CA OHMVR stickers required
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVs Some Areas CA OHMVR stickers required
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Some Areas CA OHMVR stickers required
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered) Some Areas Not Recommended
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some Areas CA OHMVR stickers required
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
Certain Times CA OHMVR restrictions apply
Helmets Required Yes helmets required by state law
Bicycles No Restriction
Hiking Some Areas
Horseback Some Areas
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping Some Areas (camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires Some Areas (permitted in developed campsites only)
Night Riding Yes Not Recommended
Cross Country Prohibited stay on trails
Alcohol No Restriction
Fireworks Prohibited
Firearms Some Areas
Emergency / Law Enforcement None
Insurance *Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.
FEES
Parking No ($0.00)
Entry No ($0.00)
Riding No ($0.00)
Camping No ($0.00)
KEY SERVICES
First Aid First Aid 20-30 Miles (S) Marshall Hospital (530) 622-1441
Gasoline Gasoline 1-5 Miles (N) Chiquita Camp Campground (530) 333-4673
Diesel Diesel 1-5 Miles (N) Chiquita Camp Campground (530) 333-4673
Potable Water Water 5-20 Miles (W) Georgetown
RV Hookups RV Hookup 5-20 Miles (W) Auburn KOA (530) 885-0990
RV Dump Station RV Disposal 5-20 Miles (W) Auburn KOA (530) 885-0990
Primitive Camping Campground 5-20 Miles (E) Stumpy Meadows Campground (530) 333-4312
Convenience Store Conv Store 5-20 Miles (N) Worton's Foresthill Grocery (530) 367-3676
Swimming Swim Area 1-5 Miles (E) Rock Creek
Body of Water Water Body 1-5 Miles (E) Rock Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 5-20 Miles (N) Cid N Eds Marina (530) 477-1366
CONTACTS
Contact Info Eldorado National Forest - Georgetown Ranger District
7600 Wentworth Springs Road
Georgetown, CA 95634
(530) 333-4312
www.fs.usda.gov
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A trail at Georgetown Trail

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