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Rock Front OHV Area

Monday, September 12, 2016

Alt Names

Rockfront OHV Area, Buckhorn Ridge, Los Padres National Forest, Santa Lucia Ranger District, Gypsum Canyon, Logan Ridge, Brown Mountain, Quail Springs, Twin Rocks, Buck Spring, Cable Corral Road, Los Machos Hills, Rock Front Ranch OHV Area, Baja Campground, Paradise Spring Campground, Horseshoe Campground, Miranda Pines Campground, Kerry Canyon

Last Known StatusOpen

This is a fairly large OHV area offering over 45 miles of marked and rated trails. There are several primitive campsites however they are generally not accessible to long RVs.

The trails are mostly hard packed with a few rocky sections and some steep climbs but there are plenty of easy roads for beginners. There are also a few expert only motorcycle loops which can be found in the southern portion.

An Adventure Pass is required and it must be obtained prior to arrival. The trails are open year-round except during inclement weather. Call before you haul.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CitySanta Maria, CA
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From: Santa Maria, CA
1) Take SR-166 east about 25 miles
2) Turn left (north) on Cable Corral Road, continue .25 miles
3) Staging area is on the left (west).

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandNational Forest

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
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TERRAIN

Square Miles24
Miles Of Trail45
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1250 to 2000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has some trees.Some
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has few single track trails.Few
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
Dates OpenYear-RoundCA 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 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)
PermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No RestrictionCA OHMVR restrictions apply
Helmets RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trail
FireworksProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.

FEES & PASSES

ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryYes ($5.00 per vehicle)
$5.00 per day or $30 year (Adventure Pass)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingNo ($0.00)

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (SW)Marian Medical Center (805) 739-3000
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SW)Shell
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SW)Shell
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (SW)Santa Maria Pines Campground (805) 928-9534
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SW)Santa Maria Pines Campground (805) 928-9534
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SW)Santa Maria Pines Campground (805) 928-9534
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (SW)Shell
Swimming Swim AreaSanta Maria, CA
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp20-30 Miles (NW)Avila Beach Boat Ramp (805) 595-2300

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoLos Padres National Forest - Santa Lucia Ranger District
1616 North Carlotti Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 925-9538
www.fs.usda.gov

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Rock Front OHV Area Trail

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Rock Front OHV Area Trail

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Scenic view at Rock Front OHV Area Trail

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Rock Front Trail Photo

Rock Front OHV Area Trail

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Rock Front Trail Photo

Rock Front OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 1/17/2014 (Thanks!)

Rock Front Trail Photo

Rock Front OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 1/17/2014 (Thanks!)

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Terrain example at Rock Front OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 4/8/2013 (Thanks!)

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