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Foresthill OHV

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Alt Names Forest Hill, Sugar Pine, Parker Flat, Big Reservoir, Morning Light Campground, Tahoe National Forest, China Wall OHV Area
Last Known Status Open
DESCRIPTION

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.)

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LOCATION
Nearest City Foresthill, CA
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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
Area Trail
Land National Forest
QUALITY
Pros plenty of shade, no fees, decent trails, narrow windy, nice facilities, nice lakes
Cons rocky near staging area, crowded on holidays, lots of road crossings
Rating Rating    Very Good    
Recommended Stay 3-5 Days
spring, late fall
TERRAIN
Square Miles 150
Miles Of Trail 75
Climate Type Forest
Elevation 3500 to 6000 ft.
Trail Maintenance Marked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose Dirt This trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard Pack The trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
Sand This trail has no sandy areas.None
Mud The trail has little mud after it rains.Little
Dust The trail has mostly dust on typical days.Mostly
Rocks This trail has some rocks.Some trails are rockiest near the staging area, but gets smoother
Trees The trail has almost all trees.All
Steep Hills This trail has few steep hills.Few
Water Crossings The trail has many water crossings.Many
Small Jumps This trail has many small jumps.Many
Large Jumps This trail has few large jumps.Few
Berms The trail has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel Pits This national forest has few sand or gravel pits.Few Loop 4
Single Track This national forest has few single track trails.Few most trails are 4ft wide
Roads This national forest has few roads.Few
Intersections This trail has many intersections.Many
Rider Traffic The national forest has some rider traffic on typical days.Some Busy on holidays
Shade This national forest has almost all shaded areas.All
Ranges/Gunfire This national forest has few shooting ranges or gunfire.Few
Hazards This trail has many hazards.Many (hazards not marked)
many road crossings
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 most trails marked, rated & looped
REGULATIONS
Permit Required Yes CA OHMVR stickers required
Dates Open Spring - Late Fall 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 Yes (50 inches) has entrance gate and narrow terrain
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Permitted CA OHMVR stickers required
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVs Permitted CA OHMVR stickers required
(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Permitted CA OHMVR stickers required
(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered) Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited CA OHMVR stickers required
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction CA OHMVR restrictions apply
Helmets Required Yes helmets required by state law
Bicycles No Restriction Not Recommended
Hiking No Restriction Not Recommended
Horseback No Restriction Not Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping Some Areas (camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires Some Areas (permitted in developed campsites only)
Night Riding Unknown Not Recommended
Cross Country Prohibited stay on designated trails
Alcohol No Restriction
Fireworks Prohibited
Firearms Some Areas
Emergency / Law Enforcement Few/Periodic Dedicated Rangers/Officers
Armed OfficersJeep/SUV Patrol
Insurance *Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.
FEES
Parking No ($0.00)
Entry No ($0.00)
Riding No ($0.00)
Camping No ($0.00)
Comment Morning Star Lake Campground charges a fee, other campgrounds do not.
KEY SERVICES
First Aid First Aid 30+ Miles (SW) Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital (530) 888-4500
Gasoline Gasoline 5-20 Miles (S) Foresthill Valero (530) 367-2607
Diesel Diesel 5-20 Miles (S) Foresthill Valero (530) 367-2607
Potable Water Water On Site Morning Star Lake Campground (530) 367-2129
RV Hookups RV Hookup 30+ Miles (S) Camp Chiquita Campground (866) 869-3999 or (503) 333-4673 **no large rigs**
RV Dump Station RV Disposal On Site Morning Star Lake Campground (530) 367-2129
Primitive Camping Campground On Site
Convenience Store Conv Store On Site Morning Star Lake Campground General Store (530) 367-2129
Swimming Swim Area On Site Sugar Pine Reservoir
Body of Water Water Body On Site Sugar Pine Reservoir
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 1-5 Miles (W) Sugar Pine Boat Ramp
CONTACTS
Contact Info Tahoe National Forest - Foresthill Ranger Station
22830 Foresthill Road
Foresthill, CA 95631
(530) 367-2224
www.fs.usda.gov
Contact Info Friends of Foresthill OHV Trails (FOFOT)
friendsofforesthillohvtrails@gmail.com
fofot.webs.com
Contact Info Morning Star Lake Campground
(530) 367-2129
rnardoni@hotmail.com
Comment reservations accepted by phone only
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Foresthill OHV Trail Photo

Foresthill OHV Trail

There is a thin layer of velvet-like silt on the trail that looks cool but makes it very dusty.
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Example of terrain at Foresthill OHV Trail

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OHV at Foresthill OHV Trail

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A trail at Foresthill OHV Trail

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Scenery from Foresthill OHV Trail

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A trail at Foresthill OHV Trail

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OHV at Foresthill OHV Trail

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Terrain example at Foresthill OHV Trail

Trails are a bit rocky in the beginning.
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OHV crossing the water at Foresthill OHV Trail

One of the many creek crossings.
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Some amenities at Foresthill OHV Trail

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OHV at Foresthill OHV Trail

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Yamaha YZ Dirt Bike at Foresthill OHV Trail

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