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Corral OHV Trail

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Alt Names

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Oneida Street, Saxon Creek, Trimmer Peak, Fountain Place, Freel Peak, Hell Hole, Toads Trail, Powerline Road, Sidewinder, Cedar Trail

Last Known StatusOpen

This small area consists of two main trails here. The first is a power line road that is mostly wide hard pack, and the second is about three miles of pure single track. The single track trail is mostly smooth and it winds through a dense pine conifer forest.

The whole area can be covered in less than an hour but the scenery is top notch. The trails and staging areas are open for day use only, but camping can be found at nearby Luther Pass, Blackwood Canyon and Watson Lake.

Note that this trail system is regularly patrolled by rangers who check for stickers and spark arrestors.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CitySouth Lake Tahoe, CA
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From: South Lake Tahoe, CA
1) Take US-50 west about 5 miles
2) Turn left (east) on Pioneer Trail, continue .8 miles
3) Turn right on Oneidas Street, continue straight until you see a gated entrance, proceed through
4) Stay on paved road for about .5 miles, main staging area for the Corral Trail System is on the LEFT*

*Note: The first large parking area on the right has access to Toads trail which leads to the Saxon Creek trail (ISE13) but because this route is now closed to motorized vehicles, it does not make sense to stage here. Proceed further to the Coral Trail System staging area on the left (as described above).

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandNational Forest

RATINGS

Prosfree, beautiful forest scenery, mostly single track trails
Consday use only, not enough trails, not long enough, trails are not one way, camping is prohibited
Our RatingRatingVery Good    
High quality, but not a lot of trails
Recommended StayHalf Day
High quality, but not a lot of trails
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Square Miles4
Miles Of Trail5
Climate TypeForest
Elevation6400 to 7100 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.SomePowerline Road is mostly hard pack, Corral Trail is soft dirt
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 little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.FewToads Trail
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has some single track trails.SomeCorral Trail is pure single track, smooth & twisty
RoadsThis national forest has few roads.Few
IntersectionsThis trail has few intersections.Few
Rider TrafficThe national forest has some rider traffic on typical days.Someexpect a few mountain bikers
ShadeThis national forest has almost all shaded areas.All
Ranges/GunfireThis national forest has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
oncoming traffic on single track, mountain bikers
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
Commenttrails are fun but very short

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
regularly enforced, expect to be stopped
Dates OpenMay - NovemberCA OHMVR red sticker vehicles permitted from 5/25 to 11/15
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 WidthYes (50 inches)narrow terrain
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsSome AreasCA OHMVR stickers required
(maximum width 50 inches)
there is some single track that is too narrow for quads
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSSome AreasCA OHMVR stickers required
(maximum width 50 inches)
there is some single track that is too narrow
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Some AreasNot Recommended
a couple of mild jeep trails
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
ProhibitedCA OHMVR stickers required
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
Certain TimesCA OHMVR restrictions apply
Helmets RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo RestrictionNot Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibitedday use only
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNo
Cross CountryProhibitedkeep on designated trails
AlcoholNo Restriction
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsProhibited
Emergency / Law EnforcementSomeArmed OfficersJeep/SUV Patrol
regular patrol on weekends, sticker checks very common
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.
Commentheavily patrolled, will check for stickers

FEES & PASSES

ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
Camping
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (N)Barton Memorial Hospital (530) 541-3420
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (N)South Lake Tahoe
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (N)South Lake Tahoe
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (SW)Lake Tahoe KOA (530) 577-3693 or (800) 562-3477
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (SW)Lake Tahoe KOA (530) 577-3693 or (800) 562-3477
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (SW)Lake Tahoe KOA (530) 577-3693 or (800) 562-3477
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (SW)Lake Tahoe KOA (530) 577-3693 or (800) 562-3477
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (N)South Lake Tahoe
Swimming Swim Area1-5 Miles (N)South Lake Tahoe
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteSaxon Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (SW)Echo Chalet Boat Ramp (530) 659-7207

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoLake Tahoe Basin Management Unit - South Shore Office
35 College Drive
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 543-2600
goo.gl
Contact InfoLake Tahoe Basin Management Unit - North Shore Office
855 Alder Ave.
Incline Village, NV 89450
(775) 831-0914
laherron@fs.fed.us

RECENT COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Corral OHV Trail Photo

Corral OHV Trail

Trails are well marked and maintained.  Any logs are cut/moved leaving a fast and smooth trail with many turns.

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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Corral OHV Trail

Corral OHV Trail Photo

Honda CRF Motorcycle traversing the water at Corral OHV Trail

There is one small stream crossing.  All others are bridged.

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Terrain example at Corral OHV Trail

Shortly after the powerline trail starts, look to the right for this single track trailhead.  The best trails begin here.

Corral OHV Trail Photo

Honda CRF Dirtbike at Corral OHV Trail

Corral OHV Trail Photo

Honda CRF Trail Bike at Corral OHV Trail

Corral OHV Trail Photo

Honda CRF Trail Bike at Corral OHV Trail

Corral Trail gently climbs to a peak of about 7100 feet

Corral OHV Trail Photo

Honda CRF Motorcycle at Corral OHV Trail

Corral OHV Trail Photo

Honda CRF Motorbike at Corral OHV Trail

Corral OHV Trail Photo

Honda CRF Motorbike at Corral OHV Trail

Corral OHV Trail Photo

Honda CRF Motorcycle at Corral OHV Trail

Corral OHV Trail Photo

Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Corral OHV Trail

Corral OHV Trail Photo

Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Corral OHV Trail

Corral OHV Trail Photo

Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Corral OHV Trail

Corral OHV Trail Photo

Example of terrain at Corral OHV Trail

Corral OHV Trail Photo

Honda CRF Dirtbike at Corral OHV Trail

Corral OHV Trail Photo

Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Corral OHV Trail

Corral OHV Trail Photo

Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Corral OHV Trail

Corral OHV Trail Photo

Honda CRF Off-Road Bike at Corral OHV Trail

Corral OHV Trail Photo

Honda CRF Motorcycle at Corral OHV Trail

Corral OHV Trail Photo

Honda CRF Motorcycle at Corral OHV Trail

Corral OHV Trail Photo

Honda CRF Motorcycle at Corral OHV Trail

Corral Trail has a long series of gentle switch-backs and hairpin bends where you'll pass by the riders in front or behind you.

Corral OHV Trail Photo

Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Corral OHV Trail

Corral OHV Trail Photo

Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Corral OHV Trail

Corral trail gets very narrow.  Quads are not recommended.

Corral OHV Trail Photo

Honda CRF Motorcycle at Corral OHV Trail

Corral OHV Trail Photo

Honda CRF Trail Bike at Corral OHV Trail

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