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Indian Springs

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Alt Names

Soda Springs, Grouse Lake Area, Eagle Lakes Road, Tahoe National Forest, South Yuba River, Caryle Road, Grouse Ridge Trail, Lake Spaulding, Brady Mountain, Fordyce Lake, Four Dice, Signal Peak, Nevada City Ranger District, Pierce OHV Trail, Fordyce Trail, Indian Springs Campground

Last Known StatusOpen

This area is actually more of a 4x4 trail, but it will test your rock climbing skills if you decide to tackle it on your motorcycle. There are plenty of private, primitive campsites right on the river if you bear left at each opportunity. The camping and scenery is also beautiful in the upper elevations (bear right at all opportunities), but the higher you go, the rockier it gets, so expect to be challenged.

The main staging area is open for day use only but dispersed camping is permitted throughout the forest. Indian Springs Campground is about .5 miles away from the staging area but non-steet legal machines must be hauled to and from the campground since there is no direct trail access.

Please note that the OHV trails in this area are closed to motorized use from January 1 through March 31 except the Fordyce Jeep Trail, which is open if there is 15” of snow on the ground. For current trail conditions contact the Tahoe National Forest at (530) 265-4531.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CitySoda Springs, CA
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From: Reno, NV
1) Take I-80 west to the Eagle Lakes Road exit (approx 55 miles)
2) Off the exit ramp, take a right (north) and follow for about 3/4 mile
3) Veer right at the fork, staging area is straight ahead.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandNational Forest

RATINGS

Prosnice secluded campgrounds, mostly easy trails, very scenic, a lot of roads
Consno motorcycle or single trails, upper elevation trails are very rocky and challenging
Our RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Summer/Fall
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Square Miles8
Miles Of Trail15
Climate TypeForest
Elevation5400 to 7750 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has mostly rocks.Mostly
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail 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 mostly roads.Mostly
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe national forest has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis national forest has almost all shaded areas.All
Ranges/GunfireThis national forest has few shooting ranges or gunfire.Few
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
upper elevations have very rocky hill climbs
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little
CommentUpper elevations are very rocky, recommended for experts only.

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
Dates OpenApril 1 - December 31CA 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 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)
PermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
Certain TimesCA OHMVR restrictions apply
Helmets RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
BicyclesNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo RestrictionNot Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingYesNot Recommended
Cross CountryProhibitedriders must stay on trail
AlcoholNo Restriction
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsSome Areas
Emergency / Law EnforcementNone
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)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingYes
Tent: $24.00
RV: $24.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $5.00
Indian Springs Campground Fees

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid20-30 Miles (E)Tahoe Forest Hospital (530) 582-3481
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (E)76 (530) 426-9041
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (E)76 (530) 426-9041
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (E)Soda Springs
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (S)Thousand Trails-Snowflower Preserve (530) 389-8241
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (S)Thousand Trails-Snowflower Preserve (530) 389-8241
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (S)Thousand Trails-Snowflower Preserve (530) 389-8241
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (W)Harmony Ridge Market (530) 265-5761
Swimming Swim Area1-5 Miles (S)Thousand Trails-Snowflower Preserve (530) 389-8241
Body of Water Water Body1-5 Miles (N)Fordyce Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp20-30 Miles (SW)Cid N Eds Marina (530) 477-1366

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoTahoe National Forest - Forest Headquarters
631 Coyote Street
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-4531
goo.gl
Contact InfoTahoe National Forest - Yuba River Ranger District
15924 Highway 49
Camptonville, CA 95922
(530) 288-3231
www.fs.fed.us
Contact InfoFour Dice 4 - Wheel Drive Club
info@fourdice4x4.com
www.fourdice4x4.com
Contact InfoSacramento Jeepers Inc.
P.O. Box 160521
Sacramento, CA 95816
www.sacramentojeepers.org

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