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Georgetown

Monday, July 24, 2017

Alt Names

Rock Creek OHV, Mace Mill Road, Balderson Road, Eldorado National Forest

Last Known StatusOpen

The main staging area here is primitive, with just a vault toilet and an information kiosk with a box of maps (often empty) but the narrow trails are very well maintained and offer some cool bridges and winding brush tunnels.

Although the area has some great trails, it is heavily managed and has some unpredictable closure periods so always call first before heading out.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityGeorgetown, CA
AddressMace Mill Road, Georgetown, CA 95634
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From: Auburn, CA
1) Take Hwy 49 E to Hwy 193 E (approx 6 1/2 miles)
2) Take Hwy 193 E to Georgetown. (approx 12 miles)
3) Turn left on Wentworth Springs Road (Main Street) and continue 6 miles
4) Turn right on Balderston Road (*Note: go past the first Balderson Road and take the second one)
5) Follow Balderson Road to Mace Mill Road. Staging area is straight ahead.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandNational Forest

RATINGS

Prosmostly single track, loops are fairly easy and fun, nice woods scenery, many motorycle-only trails
Conssomewhat dry, no services, primitive campsites, frequent  or unpredictable closures
Our RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Approx Size23,600 acres (37 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail140
Climate TypeForest
Elevation2750 to 4250 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.Nonewater crossings are bridged
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has many single track trails.Many
RoadsThis national forest has few roads.Few
IntersectionsThis trail has few intersections.Few
Rider TrafficThe national forest has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
ShadeThis national forest has almost all shaded areas.All
Ranges/GunfireThis national forest has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards are 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
Commentcinder blocks are used to fill in ruts

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
Dates OpenAlways call first, frequent closures. Southern Trails Crossier Loop Critical Deer Winter Range seasonally close 11/10-5/1.CA OHMVR red sticker vehicles permitted year round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting 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)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
most trails are single track only
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsSome AreasCA OHMVR stickers required
(maximum width 50 inches)
permitted on designated trails
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSSome AreasCA OHMVR stickers required
(maximum width 50 inches)
permitted on designated trails
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Some AreasNot Recommended
permitted on designated forest service roads
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some AreasCA OHMVR stickers required
(maximum width 50 inches)
permitted on designated forest service roads
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
Certain TimesCA OHMVR restrictions apply
Helmets RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingSome Areas
HorsebackSome Areas
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingYesNot Recommended
Cross CountryProhibitedkeep on the trail
AlcoholNo Restriction
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsSome Areas
Emergency / Law EnforcementNone
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid20-30 Miles (W)Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital (530) 888-4500
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (W)Georgetown Gas N Go (530) 333-1586
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (W)Georgetown Gas N Go (530) 333-1586
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (NE)Chiquita Camp Campground (530) 333-4673
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (NE)Chiquita Camp Campground (530) 333-4673
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (NE)Chiquita Camp Campground (530) 333-4673
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (E)Stumpy Meadows Campground (530) 333-4312
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (W)Georgetown Gas N Go (530) 333-1586
Swimming Swim Area1-5 Miles (E)Rock Creek
Body of Water Water Body1-5 Miles (E)Rock Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp1-5 Miles (NE)Stumpy Meadows Boat Ramp (530) 333-4312

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoEldorado National Forest - Georgetown Ranger District
7600 Wentworth Springs Road
Georgetown, CA 95634
(530) 333-4312
www.fs.usda.gov
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