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Rock Front OHV Area

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Other Names

Rockfront OHV Area, Buckhorn Ridge, Los Padres National Forest, Santa Lucia Ranger District, Gypsum Canyon, Logan Ridge, Brown Mountain, Quail Springs, Twin Rocks, Buck Spring, Cable Corral Road, Los Machos Hills, Rock Front Ranch OHV Area, Baja Campground, Paradise Spring Campground, Horseshoe Campground, Miranda Pines Campground, Kerry Canyon

Last Known StatusOpen

This is a fairly large OHV area offers over 45 miles of marked and rated trails. There are several primitive campsites however they are generally not accessible to long RVs.

The trails are mostly hard packed with a few rocky sections and some steep climbs but there are plenty of easy roads for beginners. There are also a few expert only motorcycle loops which can be found in the southern portion.

An Adventure Pass is required which must be obtained prior to arrival. The trails are open year-round except during inclement weather. Call before you haul.

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REGULATIONS

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 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 UTVs / 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 Cycle EnginesNo RestrictionCA OHMVR restrictions apply
Motocross Helmet RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep on the trail
Rule Enforcement
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TERRAIN

Approx Size15,328 acres (24 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail45
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1250 to 2000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has some trees.Some
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
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
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SW)Shell
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SW)Shell
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (SW)Santa Maria Pines Campground (805) 928-9534
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SW)Santa Maria Pines Campground (805) 928-9534
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SW)Santa Maria Pines Campground (805) 928-9534
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (SW)Shell

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
EntryYes ($5.00 per vehicle)
Adventure Pass Fee - $5/day or $30/year
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CitySanta Maria, CA
AddressCable Corral Road, Santa Maria, CA 93454
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From: Santa Maria, CA
1) Take SR-166 east about 25 miles
2) Turn left (north) on Cable Corral Road, continue .25 miles
3) Staging area is on the left (west).

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoLos Padres National Forest - Santa Lucia Ranger District
1616 North Carlotti Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 925-9538
mailroom_r5_los_padres@fs.fed.us
www.fs.usda.gov

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Rock Front Trail Photo

Rock Front OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 1/17/2014 (Thanks!)

Rock Front Trail Photo

Rock Front OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 1/17/2014 (Thanks!)

Rock Front Trail Photo

Scenery at Rock Front OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 4/8/2013 (Thanks!)

Rock Front Trail Photo

Rock Front OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 1/17/2014 (Thanks!)

Rock Front Trail Photo

Rock Front OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 1/17/2014 (Thanks!)

Rock Front Trail Photo

Rock Front OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 1/17/2014 (Thanks!)

Rock Front Trail Photo

Some terrain at Rock Front OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 4/8/2013 (Thanks!)

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