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Friday, August 11, 2017
Doyle, Fort Sage Mountains, Fort Sage Road, Turtle Mountain, Wild Horse Trail, Widowmaker Trail, Land of David
|Last Known Status||Open|
This is an out-of-the-way offroad area that is not well known to the general public, but it has marked trails spanning 28,598 acres, with newer facilities and plenty of privacy.
Most of the trails are sandy but fairly easy, with perhaps fewer bumps than your typical desert trails, but still enough sand whoops to make you a little bit weary. There are a number of steep climbs also, including one steep sandy chute called the 'Widowmaker'.
The access road is a wide and smooth dirt road but larger RVs might find the parking area to be a little cramped but manageable. The main staging area has picnic tables, fire rings and a clean restroom but no developed campsites.
This is a great choice to get away for a weekend, without travelling too far and without dealing with large crowds. Chances are good you'll have the whole place to yourself.
The BLM has re-opened about 100 miles of trails but visitors are asked to stay on established trails to help avoid soil damage due to the recent Long Valley Fire. For more information call (530) 260-0189.
|Nearest City||Doyle, CA|
|Address||Fort Sage Road, Doyle, CA 96109|
|From: Reno, NV
1) Take I-395 N to Doyle
2) Take the Doyle Loop Exit (first Doyle exit), continue 1/2 mile north
3) Turn right on Hackstaff Road (you may see a sign that says "Fort Sage Mountains")
4) Continue 6/10 mile until the road turns to dirt, then continue another 1.5 miles
5) Turn right on Fort Sage Road, continue 1 mile,
6) Turn right again at sign that says "Fort Sage Mountains"
7) Follow 1.5 miles up the hill. Staging area is on the left.
|Pros||secluded, fire rings, good staging area, clean bathroom, picnic tables, smooth graded access road|
|Cons||dry, not too much interesting terrain|
|Our Rating||Good |
|Recommended Stay||Full Day|
Spring & Fall
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|Approx Size||28,598 acres (45 sq mi)|
|Miles Of Trail||100|
|Elevation||4500 to 7200 ft.|
|Trail Maintenance||Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained|
|Hazards||Few||(hazards are marked)|
|Permit Required||Yes||CA OHMVR stickers required|
|Dates Open||Year-Round||CA OHMVR red sticker vehicles permitted year round|
|Spark Arrestor||Yes||A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.|
|Noise Limit||Yes (96 dB)||CA OHMVR noise limits apply (1985/older limit 101 dB, 1986/newer limit 96 dB)|
|Whip Flags||Not Required|
|Maximum Vehicle Width||No Restriction|
|Motorcycles||Permitted||CA OHMVR stickers required|
|ATVs||Permitted||CA OHMVR stickers required|
|UTVs / SXS||Permitted||CA OHMVR stickers required|
|SUVs / Jeeps (registered)||Permitted|
|Dune Buggy/Sand Rail|
|Permitted||CA OHMVR stickers required|
|Two Strokes /|
2 Cycle Engines
|No Restriction||CA OHMVR restrictions apply|
|Helmets Required||Yes||helmets required by state law|
|Camping||Some Areas||(camp in developed sites only)|
|Campfires||Some Areas||(permitted in developed campsites only)|
Campfire permit required, call (530) 257-0456.
|Cross Country||Prohibited||stay on trails|
|Emergency / Law Enforcement||None|
|Insurance||*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that you have medical insurance and carry motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before taking your vehicle to any of the locations depicted here.|
|First Aid||30+ Miles (NW)||Banner Lassen Medical Center (530) 252-2000|
|Gasoline||20-30 Miles (SW)||BBJK (530) 832-4475|
|Diesel||30+ Miles (S)||Reno|
|Water||1-5 Miles (S)||Doyle|
|RV Hookup||5-20 Miles (N)||Honey Lake RV Park (530) 253-2508|
|RV Disposal||5-20 Miles (N)||Honey Lake RV Park (530) 253-2508|
|Campground||5-20 Miles (N)||Honey Lake Campground (530) 253-2508|
|Conv Store||5-20 Miles (N)||Honey Lake Campground (530) 253-2508|
|Swim Area||1-5 Miles (N)||Honey Lake|
|Water Body||1-5 Miles (N)||Honey Lake|
|Boat Ramp||20-30 Miles (SW)||Frenchman Reservoir Boat Ramp (530) 836-2575|
|Contact Info||BLM - Eagle Lake Field Office|
2950 Riverside Drive
Susanville, CA 96130