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Wildomar OHV Area

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Other Names

Elsinore Peak, Cleveland National Forest, Elsinore Mountains, Trabuco Ranger District

Last Known StatusOpen

This designated OHV area offers decent scenery and a large network of trails. Most of the trails are wide and hard packed with long ruts and no shade, but there are a couple of short sections through the trees that are a real blast.

A campground with direct trail access is located a little further south past the main staging area which has 11 sites that can accommodate trailers up to 22 feet. There are restrooms, water, and a self pay station at the main staging area but not much shade.

There is a small day use fee, but an Adventure Pass is also accepted. The trails and campground may close on short notice due to inclement weather, so always call first before heading out.

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Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
Dates OpenYear-RoundCA OHMVR red sticker vehicles permitted from 10/1 to 4/30
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 WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & 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)
PermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
2 Stroke EnginesCertain TimesCA OHMVR restrictions apply
MX Helmet RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
11 sites on a first come, first serve basis
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedno trailblazing
Rule EnforcementFew/Periodic


Approx Size360 acres (1 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail8
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation1900 to 2600 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has some trees.Some
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis trail has few large jumps.Few
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has few single track trails.Few
RoadsThis national forest has no roads.None
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe national forest has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis national forest has few shaded areas.Few
Ranges/GunfireThis national forest has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
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


AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest


Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (NE)Lake Elsinore
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (NE)Lake Elsinore
Potable Water WaterOn Site
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (NW)Ortega Oaks RV Park & Campground (951) 678-9136
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (NW)Ortega Oaks RV Park & Campground (951) 678-9136
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteWildomar Campground (951) 736-1811
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (NW)Patty's Place Country Store


ParkingYes ($5.00)
Adventure Pass Fee - $5/day or $30/year
Tent: $15.00
RV: $15.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $5.00
Wildomar Campground Fee


Prosdecent scenery, some fun trails in the trees,
Consalcohol is prohibited, very little shade, hot & dry in summer, long and winding access road
Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityLake Elsinore, CA
AddressS Main Divide, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Lake Elsinore, CA
1) Take Hwy 74 West about 6 miles
2) Turn left (south) on S. Main Divide Road
3) Proceed about 9 miles to the main staging area.


Contact InfoCleveland National Forest - Trabuco Ranger District
1147 East Sixth Street
Corona, CA 92879
(951) 736-1811
CommentPress #3 for trail status.


Wildomar OHV Trail Photo

Wildomar OHV Area Trail

Most trails are wide and hard packed with a few ruts and the occasional loose chunk rock. This is a good example of what you will find here.

Wildomar OHV Trail Photo

Man wearing Thor motocross gear riding Honda CR250 through ATV trail.

The fast winding trails through the trees are the most fun.

Wildomar OHV Trail Photo

Aerial view of staging area from the main entrance road.

View from the access road looking down on the main staging area.

Wildomar OHV Trail Photo

Man on Honda CRF250X riding through big rocks on trail.

With "Bad Idea" and "Listen" painted on the rocks, you may want to heed this warning.

Wildomar OHV Trail Photo

Woman on Honda CRF150F riding through smooth ATV trail.

This is one of the smoother sections of trail.

Wildomar OHV Trail Photo

Young woman on CRF150F dirt bike going through section of wooded ATV trail.

The wooded section was a real blast, with few rocks to slow you down.

Wildomar OHV Trail Photo

CRF150F dirt bike going riding through an ATV trail surrounded by trees.

Another view of the wooded section. This area offered some relief from the sun and heat.

Wildomar OHV Trail Photo

Honda CRF150 dirt bike going through some deep ruts on the trail.

Was going a little too fast and not looking far enough ahead and nearly lost it going through some ruts.

Wildomar OHV Trail Photo

Woman on CRF150 offroad motorcycle riding through 4x4 trail.

Another view of what the trails look like here. Mostly wide, hard packed with some ruts and a few rocks.

Wildomar OHV Trail Photo

Scenic view of ATV trail with rolling hills and mountains in the background.

You can see the nearby towns of La Cresta and Wildomar from here.

Wildomar OHV Trail Photo

A scenic portion of the ATV trail surrounded by scrub brush.

The higher elevation trails are mostly surrounded by various scrub brush.

Wildomar OHV Trail Photo

Who has tried the "Bad Idea" trail?


Wildomar OHV Trail Photo

Honda dirt bike going up short hill climb.

Crawling up one of the short climbs.

Wildomar OHV Trail Photo

A scenic portion of a rugged 4x4 trail surrounded by scrub brush and a large boulder.

Some sections are narrow and rugged. Full size trucks may have some difficulty.

Wildomar OHV Trail Photo

Close up view of trees and ATV trail.

One of the fun sections in the woods.

Wildomar OHV Trail Photo

Woman wearing Acerbis riding gear with CamelBak on Honda CRF150F riding up ATV trail.

One of the narrow ATV trails.

Wildomar OHV Trail Photo

Woman wearing Acerbis riding gear with CamelBak on Honda CRF150F riding down wide 4x4 trail.

A good portion of the trails are wide enough for trucks.

Wildomar OHV Trail Photo

ATV trail surrounded by trees and bushes with small mound of dirt for jumping.

One of the fun sections where you can catch a little air.


Wildomar OHV Trail Photo

Man on Honda CRF250X dirt bike wearing green and white Thor riding gear and Alpinestar motorcycle boots.

One of the shaded sections of trail.

Wildomar OHV Trail Photo

Man on CRF150F riding down 4x4 trail.

At least half of the trails are wide enough for 4x4s.

Wildomar OHV Trail Photo

Rugged section of ATV trail with loose chunk rock and ruts.

Some sections are a little rugged but are be navigated on a dirt bike. Trucks may have more of a challenge.

Wildomar OHV Trail Photo

Honda CRF250X going past large boulder on the trail.

Some sharp turns at the peak have steep consequences.

Wildomar OHV Trail Photo

Honda CRF250X dirt bike going throug one of the 4x4 trails.

Riding through one of the 4x4 trails.

Wildomar OHV Trail Photo

Wide and hard packed 4x4 trail.

Most of the trails consist of wide rutted hard pack.


Wildomar OHV Trail Photo

A scenic section of ATV trail surrounded by some trees, bushes, scrub brush and large rocks.

Wildomar OHV Trail Photo

Entrance for main staging area restooms and parking.

The main staging area has vault toilets, information kiosk, trash cans, self pay station and water pump.

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