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Pilot Creek OHV Trails

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Alt Names

Skull Camp Trail, Dan East Trail, Mad River Ranger District, Six Rivers National Forest, Eightmile Ridge, Happy Jack Spring, East Creek, Henry Ridge, Blake Mountain, Tony Corrals, Mill Creek, Kerlin Creek

Last Known StatusOpen

Situated in a beautiful coastal forest, this area offers some deep woods trails that are marked and rated. The best parts of the trail are true single track, much too narrow for any ATV and some parts are very steep. Vegetation consists of ponderosa pine, coastal grasses and some fern foliage.

The access road is paved but very steep and narrow with no turnarounds. The main trailhead is at near the summit and has just a small turnout. There are also a few primitive campsites. Stage wherever you can fit.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityBridgeville, CA
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From: Eureka, CA
1) Take US-101 south about 20 miles
2) Turn left (east) on SR-36, continue 48 miles
3) Turn left on FS-6N01 (you will see a church on the left)
4) *Continue past church about 4 miles
5) Veer left at fork on 2N05, continue 1.5 miles
6) Turn left at T-intersection on 2N12, continue 1 mile
7) Turn right on 2N12A, continue .25 miles. Trailhead is on the right

Dan East Trailhead:
4) *After passing the church stay on FS-6N01 for 15 miles
5) Look for mile post 39. Trailhead is on the left.

*Note: Not recommended for large trailers/RVs to go past the church. The main entrance road very steep and narrow, with no turnarounds.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandNational Forest

RATINGS

Prosbeautiful forest scenery, nice single track
Consmain entrance road is steep and narrow, no good parking or turnaround spots for large trailers/RVs
Our RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended StayFull Day
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TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail10
Climate TypeForest
Elevation3000 to 4100 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
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 little rocks.Little
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 few small jumps.Few
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 many single track trails.Many
RoadsThis national forest has no roads.None
IntersectionsThis trail has few intersections.Few
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 no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
steep hills
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has little beginner terrain.Little
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 ATVsProhibitedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSProhibitedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
ProhibitedCA 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 CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingYesNot Recommended
Cross CountryProhibitedvehicles must stay on trail
AlcoholNo Restriction
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsProhibited
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 Aid30+ Miles (NW)Redwood Memorial Hospital (707) 725-3361
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SW)Dinsmore Grocery Store (707) 574-6388
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SW)Dinsmore Grocery Store (707) 574-6388
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (SW)Dinsmore Grocery Store (707) 574-6388
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SE)Journeys End (707) 443-6051
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SE)Journeys End (707) 443-6051
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (SE)Fir Cove Campground (707) 574-6233
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (SW)Dinsmore Grocery Store (707) 574-6388
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (S)Ruth Lake
Body of Water Water Body1-5 Miles (W)Mad River
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (SE)Ruth Lake Marina (707) 574-6194

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoSix Rivers National Forest - Mad River Ranger District
741 State Highway 36
Bridgeville, CA 95526
(707) 574-6233
www.fs.usda.gov

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The main trailhead is marked and rated.  Just keep cruising along the main road until you find it.

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It gets thick, steep and narrow very quickly.  This trail is not recommended for beginners.

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Scenic view of Pilot Creek OHV Trails

Another great shot of the morning fog.

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Some terrain at Pilot Creek OHV Trails

Much of the trail is true single track.  Motorcycles only.

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Example of terrain at Pilot Creek OHV Trails

About a quarter mile past this sign, look for a trail to the left that goes straight down.  A real blast.

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