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San Gabriel Canyon OHV Area

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Alt Names

Angeles National Forest, San Gabriel River Ranger District, Azusa Canyon OHV Area

Last Known StatusOpen

This dry river bed is located in the Angeles National Forest and mainly consists of a large play area that offers a variety of mud pits, rock piles, stream crossings, and other play terrain, but no trails. There are two fairly deep creek crossings that many OHVs can cross, but certain sections can be quite the challenge on a bike!

Also keep in mind that during certain parts of the year the water crossing may just be too deep for bikes to cross at all, cutting your total riding space in half. The price is a little steep ($8/primary vehicle and $5/each additional OHV) considering how small the place is and what it has to offer, but if you are looking for a family play ride, this place is fun for a half-day.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityAzusa, CA
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From: Los Angeles, CA
1) Take I-210 E to exit 40
2) Turn left (north) off the exit ramp onto SR-39, continue about 11 miles
3) Staging area is 1/4 mile past the large bridge on the right.

TYPE OF AREA

Areaopen play area, dry river bed
LandNational Forest

RATINGS

Proswide variety of terrain, good scenery, water crossings, mud holes. Much recreation nearnby, expensive
Conssmall area, no trails - all open play area, water crossings too deep during some parts of year to be able to reach southern portions of park
Our RatingRatingFair    
Recommended StayHalf Day
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TERRAIN

Climate TypeForest
Elevation1400 to 1600 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Not Maintained
Loose DirtThis riding area has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe riding area has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis riding area has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe riding area has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe riding area has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis riding area has mostly rocks.Mostly
TreesThe riding area has some trees.Some
Steep HillsThis riding area has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe riding area has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis riding area has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis riding area has no large jumps.None
BermsThe riding area has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis national forest has few roads.Few
IntersectionsThis riding area has almost all intersections.All
Rider TrafficThe national forest has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
ShadeThis national forest has few shaded areas.Few
Ranges/GunfireThis national forest has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis riding area has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis riding area has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis riding area has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis riding area has no expert terrain.None

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
Dates OpenWeekends and most holidays 8am-4pmCA OHMVR red sticker vehicles permitted from 10/1 to 4/30
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 WidthNo Restriction
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 Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNot Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNopark closes at 4pm
Cross CountryProhibited
AlcoholProhibited
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsProhibitedshooting ranges nearby, ask at ranger station
Emergency / Law EnforcementSomeDedicated Rangers/Officers
On-Site Office/Station
Gate Inspection
self pay at gate
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.

FEES & PASSES

ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryYes ($8.00 per vehicle)
honor system/self pay
RidingYes ($5.00 per OHV)
CampingNo ($0.00)

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First AidOn Sitefirst aid only
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (S)Shell (626) 334-2477
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (S)Shell (626) 334-2477
Potable Water WaterOn Site
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (E)Camp Williams Resort (626) 910-1126
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (E)Camp Williams Resort (626) 910-1126
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (W)Glenn Camp Campground (626) 335-1251
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (S)Shell (626) 334-2477
Swimming Swim AreaAzusa, CA
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteNorth Fork San Gabriel River
Boating Launch Boat Ramp20-30 Miles (S)Puddingstone Lake Boat Ramp (909) 599-8411

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoSan Gabriel OHV Entrance Station
(626) 910-1235
CommentPark Hotline
Contact InfoAngeles National Forest - San Gabriel River Ranger District
110 N. Wabash Ave.
Glendora, CA 91741
(626) 335-1251
www.fs.usda.gov

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Example of terrain at San Gabriel Canyon OHV Area

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Large play area.

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4x4 traversing the water at San Gabriel Canyon OHV Area

You need to cross this creek to access the main part of the ride area.

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OHV crossing some water at San Gabriel Canyon OHV Area

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