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Mammoth Bar OHV

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Other Names

Mammoth Bar OHV Area, American River, Auburn, Auburn State Recreation Area, Mammoth Bar OHV Area Trails, Mamouth, Mamoth

Last Known StatusOpen

This designated OHV area offers scenic backdrops, a pristine MX track, and at least 30 miles of offroad and multiple use trails spread over 1,200 acres. All trails are marked and rated, and most are steep and narrow from the get go, with no time to get warmed up.

The nearby state recreation area offers camping, fishing, swimming, boating, and white water rafting.

(California OHMVR sticker and noise regulations are strictly enforced at the gate. ATV's are limited to 40 inches wide and all OHVs must have an FS approved spark arrestor.)

Park Schedule

Oct 1 - Mar 31: Sun, Mon, Thur, Fri (8:00am - Sunset) Apr 1 - Sep 30: Sun, Mon, Thur (8:00am - Sunset)

Park closes during wet weather until 24 hours after last rain. This area is CLOSED ON SATURDAYS, and some weekdays.

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***ANNOUNCEMENTS*** (November 2019)

 * Motocross Track Update 

Approximately 15 percent of the MX track was washed away by flood waters during the floods of 2017. In an effort to relocate and reopen the track, Auburn SRA has been working with the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and advocacy groups to create a plan to rebuild the MX track. At this time, there is no estimated date for repairing and reopening the track. For current updates call (530) 885-4527.



REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
Dates OpenApril 1 - Sept 30: Sunday, Monday and Thursday 8am-dusk; Oct 1 - March 31: Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday 8am-duskCA OHMVR red sticker vehicles permitted year round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedYesResidents of any state not listed must purchase a Nonresident OHV Use Permit. (AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, IA, ID, IN, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, TX, UT, VT, WA, WI, WY)
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust 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 (40 inches)has entrance gate and narrow terrain
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
(maximum width 40 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & 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
2 Stroke EnginesNo RestrictionCA OHMVR restrictions apply
MX Helmet RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNo
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep on the trail
AlcoholProhibited
Rule EnforcementStrictDedicated Rangers/Officers
Gate Inspection
CommentAll regulations are strictly enforced at the gate and throughout the park by State Park Ranger. Must stay on designated trails - no free riding.
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TERRAIN

Approx Size1,280 acres (2 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail30
Climate TypeForest
Elevation600 to 1700 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis OHV area has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard PackThe OHV area has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis OHV area has no sandy areas.None
MudThe OHV area has no mud after it rains.Noneclosed during raining periods
DustThe OHV area has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis OHV area has some rocks.Somesome expert/moderate trails are very rocky
TreesThe OHV area has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis OHV area has many steep hills.Manymountainous area, rapid elevation changes up to 1200 ft or more
Water CrossingsThe OHV area has many water crossings.Manytrials course only
Small JumpsThis OHV area has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis OHV area has no large jumps.None
BermsThe OHV area has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state recreation area has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis state recreation area has some single track trails.Somesome trails are one way only, clearly marked
RoadsThis state recreation area has few roads.Few
IntersectionsThis OHV area has few intersections.Few
Rider TrafficThe state recreation area has some rider traffic on typical days.SomeSundays are busiest
ShadeThis state recreation area has some shaded areas.Somefew shaded parking spots but most trails have shady parts
Ranges/GunfireThis state recreation area has no shooting ranges or gunfire.NoneProhibited
HazardsThis OHV area has some hazards.Some(hazards not marked)
Beware of cliffs.
some trails are narrow and are adjacent to very steep cliffs
Easy Terrain NoviceThis OHV area has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis OHV area has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis OHV area has some expert terrain.Some

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails, MX Track
LandState Recreation
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic, Watered, Groomed
Max Engine Size500 cc Max
Min Engine Size90 cc Min
Commentnicely groomed, gorgeous track by the river, top notch grooming, 90cc and up
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic
Max Engine Size90 cc Max
Min Engine Size50 cc Min
Comment90cc limited or less, very nicely groomed
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum
CommentMain Track
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic
Max Engine Size85 cc Max
Min Engine Size50 cc Min
CommentPeeWee Track

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (W)Gas & Shop (530) 885-0200
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (W)Chevron (530) 885-7138
Potable Water WaterOn Sitenon-potable water
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (NW)Auburn Gold Country RV Park (530) 885-0990
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (NW)Auburn Gold Country RV Park (530) 885-0990
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (NE)Ruck-A-Chucky Campground (530) 885-4527
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (W)Gas & Shop (530) 885-0200

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
EntryYes ($10.00 per vehicle)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

RATINGS

ProsGorgeous scenery, some trails one-way, all trails clearly marked w/difficulty
Consstrict enforcement of regulations, CLOSED Saturdays, only open 3-4 days per week, closed for rain
Our RatingRatingVery Good
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityAuburn, CA
AddressOld Auburn Foresthill Road, Auburn, CA 95614
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Sacramento, CA
1) Take I-80 east about 35 miles toward exit for Foresthill Road
2) Turn right (east) off the exit ramp on Foresthill Road, continue 3.2 miles
3) Turn right on Old Auburn Foresthill Road, continue 1.5 miles
4) Main entrance is on the left.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoMammoth Bar OHV Area
501 El Dorado Street
Auburn, CA 95603
(530) 885-4527
info@parks.ca.gov
www.parks.ca.gov
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RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

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With a name like this, you know what to expect.

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Amenities at Mammoth Bar OHV OHV Area

Pee-wee track.

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Pay attention to the signs!

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Terrain example at Mammoth Bar OHV OHV Area

Most of the trails are smooth and easy.

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The MX track is smooth, fast and fun!

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