Forest Hill, Sugar Pine, Parker Flat, Big Reservoir, Morning Light Campground, Tahoe National Forest, China Wall OHV Area
Last Known Status
Closed For Season
This OHV area offers plenty of shade, multiple staging areas, narrow winding trails, and a nearby lake. The 75 miles of marked and rated trails are a bit rocky at the start, but get smoother as you go.
The trails have multiple creek crossings and the reddish color of the dirt goes great with the deep forest pines. Be sure to heed the trails stop signs when crossing paved roads because the corners are blind and the weekend traffic can be fairly steady.
There are some free primitive campsites along the stream, and some pay campsites at the campground near the lake, which fills up quickly on holidays. Make reservations if you want to be on the lake. During very dry periods a deep layer of silt tends to build up on the trails making them extremely dusty. China Wall OHV Area is also just up the road.
(A Forest Service approved spark arrestor is required here.)
From: Sacramento, CA
1) I-80 E to Auburn
2) Take Foresthill Road exit, turn right off ramp
3) Follow Foresthill Road all the way to Foresthill
4) A few miles past downtown area, turn left on Sugar Pine Road
5) Staging area Sugar Pine is about 4-5 miles on the left
6) Second staging area Parker Flat is immediately after on the right.
*Note - To reach China Wall OHV Area continue on Foresthill Road past Sugar Pine Road.
TYPE OF AREA
plenty of shade, no fees, decent trails, narrow windy, nice facilities, nice lakes
rocky near staging area, crowded on holidays, lots of road crossings
3-5 Days spring, late fall
Miles Of Trail
3500 to 6000 ft.
Marked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
trails are rockiest near the staging area, but gets smoother