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Greenhorn

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Alt Names

Greenhorn, You Bet Road, Grass Valley, Idaho Maryland Road, Red Dog Road, Hansen Brothers Gravel Pit, Greenhorn Creek, Greenhorn Summit Snowmobile Area, Frog Meadow Area

Last Known StatusClosed

This area sits on the outskirts of a large gravel pit that has a small creek trickling through the center. The scenery here is decent and the trails are rumored to be good, but the boundaries between public and private property are a bit fuzzy. In fact, there are private property signs at the main staging area and we presume that staging here is NOT legal, (but it is definitely popular). You can head upstream to the northeast into the Tahoe National Forest.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityGrass Valley, CA
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From: Grass Valley, CA
1) Take Highway 49 N to the Idaho Maryland Road exit (approx. 1/2 mile on the right)
2) Follow Idaho Maryland Road for about 6 1/2 miles (road eventually turns into Banner Lava Cap Road)
3) Take a right at the fork to Red Dog Road
4) Follow Red Dog Road for about 3 miles to staging area.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail, Gravel Pit
LandBLM, National Forest

RATINGS

Prosnice scenery, small creek flows through the gravel pit, secluded
Consplenty of private property and trespassing signs are scattered throughout the area, ride at your own risk
Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
Summer & Fall
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Square Miles8
Miles Of Trail5
Climate TypeForest
Elevation2500 to 3750 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Not Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
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 almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has few large jumps.Few
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has many sand or gravel pits.Many
Single TrackThis national forest has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis national forest has few roads.Few
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe national forest has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis national forest has many shaded areas.Many
Ranges/GunfireThis national forest has few shooting ranges or gunfire.Few
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
private property signs are posted
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
Dates OpenClosedCA OHMVR red sticker vehicles permitted from 10/1 to 5/31
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)
Some AreasCA OHMVR stickers required
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
Certain TimesCA OHMVR restrictions apply
Helmets RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
BicyclesNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HikingNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HorsebackNo RestrictionNot Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNot Recommended
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresNot Recommended
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedvehicles must stay on trail
AlcoholNo Restriction
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsSome Areas
Emergency / Law EnforcementNone
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)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingNo ($0.00)

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (NW)Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital (530) 274-6000
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (NW)Nevada City
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (NW)Nevada City
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (W)Grass Valley
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (N)Scotts Flat Lake Recreation Area (530) 265-5302
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (N)Scotts Flat Lake Recreation Area (530) 265-5302
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (N)Scotts Flat Lake Recreation Area (530) 265-5302
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (W)Grass Valley
Swimming Swim Area1-5 Miles (N)Scotts Flat Lake Recreation Area (530) 265-5302
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site Greenhorn Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp1-5 Miles (N)Scotts Flat Lake Recreation Area (530) 265-5302

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoBLM - Mother Lode Field Office
5152 Hillsdale Circle
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
(916) 941-3101
(916) 941-3130
www.blm.gov

RECENT COMMENTS & REVIEWS

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Main riding area.

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Some terrain at Greenhorn Trail

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Some terrain at Greenhorn Trail

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Greenhorn Creek.

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Some terrain at Greenhorn Trail

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Some terrain at Greenhorn Trail

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Scenery at Greenhorn Trail

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Scenery at Greenhorn Trail

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Scenery at Greenhorn Trail

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Some terrain at Greenhorn Trail

Some of the trails across from the gravel pit are a bit rough

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Greenhorn Trail

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Scenery at Greenhorn Trail

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Scenery at Greenhorn Trail

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