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Cyrus Canyon Motocross Track

Saturday, December 23, 2023

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Cyrus Canyon OHV Area, Lake Isabella, Sequoia National Forest, Kern County Landfill, Kern River Ranger District

Last Known StatusOpen

The Sequoia National Forest offers a nice 1.5 mile long natural terrain motocross track and a beginners area that is open to both quads and dirt bikes. The terrain is mostly sandy soil with some hard pack sections.

Amenities include a large parking lot and picnic area. There is no charge to ride but a green sticker is required. Camping is permitted, just remember to bring your own shade.

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Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
Dates OpenYear-RoundCA 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 (50 inches)
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 50 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 CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibited
Rule Enforcement


AreaMX Track
LandNational Forest
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum




Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityKernville, CA
AddressCyrus Canyon Road, Kernville, CA 93238
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Track MapGo To Track Map
From: Bakersfield, CA
1) Take SR-178 East about 50 miles
2) Turn left (north) onto Sierra Way, continue about 9 miles
3) Turn right (east) onto Cyrus Canyon Road, continue .5 miles
4) Track entrance is on the left (north).


Contact InfoSequoia National Forest - Kern River Ranger District
105 Whitney Road
Kernville, CA 93238
(760) 379-5646
(760) 376-3781


Cyrus Canyon Track Photo

Cyrus Canyon Motocross Track

Photo Submitted 8/27/17 (Thanks!)

Cyrus Canyon Track Photo

Cyrus Canyon Motocross Track

Photo Submitted 8/27/17 (Thanks!)


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Approx Size100 acres
Climate TypeUrban/man-made
Elevation2650 to 2700 ft.
Loose DirtThis track has no loose dirt.None
Hard PackThe track has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis track has mostly sandy areas.Mostly
MudThe track has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe track has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis track has little rocks.Little
TreesThe track has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis track has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe track has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis track has many small jumps.Many
Large JumpsThis track has some large jumps.Some
BermsThe track has almost all berms.All
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 no roads.None
ShadeThis national forest has few shaded areas.Few
HazardsThis track has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis track has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis track has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis track has little expert terrain.Little


Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (N)Riverside Shell (760) 376-1688
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (N)Riverside Shell (760) 376-1688
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (S)Lake Isabella KOA (760) 378-2001
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (S)Lake Isabella KOA (760) 378-2001
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (S)Lake Isabella KOA (760) 378-2001
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (S)Lake Isabella KOA (760) 378-2001
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (N)Riverside Shell (760) 376-1688
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