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Hollister Hills SVRA

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Other Names

Renz Property, San Jose, San Benito County, Holister Hills, San Andreas Fault

Last Known StatusOpen

This is a state operated recreation area designed specifically for OHVs. The area offers a wide variety of banked, one-way, rated trails and plenty of shaded parking. If you pay attention you can see wild turkeys and boars on the trail.

The Lower Ranch staging area consists of about 65 miles of trails for ATVs and motorcycles, and a number of MX tracks. The Upper Ranch staging area has about 25 miles of wider trails, and can be reserved for special events and private gatherings up to 300 people. Area 5 is for use only by buggies and 4x4 vehicles.

An onsite store called Faultline Powersports sells snacks, parts and gear. Rider traffic is heavy on weekends, particularly on the main roads. The park is heavily patrolled and rangers at the gate often check noise levels, spark arrestors, and verify OHMVR stickers.

A trail section called the Renz property was added in 2008 which includes 23 miles of additional trails for motorcycles and ATVs.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
sticker requirements enforced at gate
Dates OpenDaily dawn to duskCA OHMVR red sticker vehicles permitted from 10/1 to 5/31
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 ATVsSome AreasCA OHMVR stickers required
some tracks are motorcycle only, some tracks are quads only
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSSome AreasCA OHMVR stickers required
permitted on designated 4x4 trails
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Some Areasdesignated area for 4x4 play
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some AreasCA OHMVR stickers required
permitted on designated 4x4 trails
2 Stroke EnginesCertain TimesCA OHMVR restrictions apply
red sticker laws apply
MX Helmet RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
fire pits only, fire pits are in camp areas
Night RidingNotrails and tracks are open from dawn to dusk
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep on the trail
AlcoholSome AreasCA state laws apply, open container laws apply
Rule EnforcementSomeDedicated Rangers/Officers
Gate Inspection
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TERRAIN

Approx Size6,800 acres (11 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail180
Climate TypeForest
Elevation660 to 2425 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis OHV area has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe OHV area has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostlyslick, but most turns are banked
SandThis OHV area has no sandy areas.None
MudThe OHV area has some mud after it rains.Somethere is one big mudhole that is about 100 yards
DustThe OHV area has mostly dust on typical days.Mostlygets pretty dusty when riding fast
RocksThis OHV area has little rocks.Littlenot many rocks here at all - big or small
TreesThe OHV area has many trees.Manysome very pleasant, shady trails
Steep HillsThis OHV area has some steep hills.Someone very steep, long hill at entrance, various others
Water CrossingsThe OHV area has no water crossings.Nonenone found except one mud hole, aprox 100 square yards
Small JumpsThis OHV area has some small jumps.Sometrails have some good jumpable ridges
Large JumpsThis OHV area has few large jumps.Few
BermsThe OHV area has many berms.Manya real plus...very nice
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state recreation area has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis state recreation area has few single track trails.Few
RoadsThis state recreation area has few roads.Few
IntersectionsThis OHV area has few intersections.Few
Rider TrafficThe state recreation area has many rider traffic on typical days.Many
ShadeThis state recreation area has many shaded areas.Manymany parking spots, 50+ with gazebos, many others including camp
Ranges/GunfireThis state recreation area has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis OHV area has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis OHV area has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis OHV area has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis OHV area has little expert terrain.Little

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails, MX Track
LandState Recreation
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic
Max Engine Size90 cc Max
Min Engine Size50 cc Min
CommentUpper Mini track (motorcycles & ATVs)
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine Size90 cc Min
CommentTT Track (motorcycles only)
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum
CommentVintage Track (motorcycles only)
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum
CommentQuad/3 wheeler track (no motorcycles)
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic, Groomed
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum
CommentMain MX Track, large table tops
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic
Max Engine Size90 cc Max
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum
CommentMini track and pee-wee play area across from Faultline Powersports
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine Size90 cc Min
CommentLodge MX Track (expert, motorcycle & quads)

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline GasolineOn SiteFaultline Powersports (831) 637-9780
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (N)Shell (831) 636-1100
Potable Water WaterOn Sitewell water available at all campgrounds; bring drinking water
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (E)San Benito Fairgrounds (831) 628-3421
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (E)San Benito Fairgrounds (831) 628-3421
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (N)Shell (831) 636-1100

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
EntryYes ($5.00 per vehicle)
Riding(None)
CampingYes
Tent: $10.00
RV: $10.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $10.00
Commentpark closes at dusk, camp area stays open shared access to water, no hookups, public restrooms available

RATINGS

Prosone way trails, plenty shade & amenities, variety, bermed trails, parts/snacks store onsite, good parking spots, labled trails, maps available
ConsCA red sticker limitations, strongly enforced rules, a bit too "regulated" rider/car congestion on some of the main roads can get dangerous & annoying.
Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityHollister, CA
Address7800 Cienega Road, Hollister, CA 95023
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From: Sacramento, CA
1) Take I-5 South to 33 South to 152 West
2) 152 West to 156 South
3) 156 South to Hollister outskirts
4) Left on Union Road
5) Right on Cienega
6) Follow signs to park.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoHollister Hills SVRA
7800 Cienega Road
Hollister, CA 95023
(831) 637-8186
(831) 637-3874
ohvinfo.ohv@parks.ca.gov
ohv.parks.ca.gov
Contact InfoHollister Hills Off Road Association
7726 Cienega Road
Hollister, CA 95023
(831) 637-3874
(831) 637-9741
contacthhora@gmail.com
www.hhora.org
Contact InfoFaultline Powersports
7804 Cienega Road
Hollister, CA 95023
(831) 637-9780
www.faultlinemc.com

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

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Hollister Hills SVRA OHV Area

Most of the trails are smooth and fast.

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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Hollister Hills SVRA OHV Area

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OHV at Hollister Hills SVRA OHV Area

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Hollister Hills SVRA OHV Area

Most of the trails are smooth and fast.

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OHV at Hollister Hills SVRA OHV Area

Pay attention to signs, as most trails are one way only!

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Close up photo of motorcycle and ATV parts and repair shop.

This photo was taken back in 2004. Back then the parts and repair store was called 'The Pit Stop'. The building is still there but is now called 'Faultline Powersports'.

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Honda CRF Motorcycle getting air at Hollister Hills SVRA OHV Area

MX tracks offers big air jumps.

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Hollister Hills SVRA OHV Area

Make sure you have your OHMVR stickers as the main entrance has dedicated rangers that will check.

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Yamaha YZ Motorcycle at Hollister Hills SVRA OHV Area

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