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|Last Known Status||Open|
This part of the Tahoe National Forest offers miles of narrow and twisty single track trails that winds through a cool mixed pine forest. The trails are marked and range from smooth and fast to rocky, slow and technical, making this a good choice for advanced riders.
Chalk Bluff is the most popular place to stage but parking is limited but there are some basic amenties that consist of a vault toilet, loading ramp and informational kiosk. Additional parking can be found at Omega Staging Area which is about a mile east past Chalk Bluff off Hwy 20.
The trails and staging areas are only open for day use but Skillman Horse and White Cloud campgrounds are located just a few miles west. Note that both campgrounds do not provide direct trail access, so unless street legal, motorcycles will have to be hauled to and from the staging areas.
|Nearest City||Nevada City, CA|
|Address||Chalk Bluff Road, Nevada City, CA 95959|
|From: Sacramento, CA
1) Take I-80 east to exit 161
2) Merge onto SR-20, continue 11 miles
3) Turn left (south) onto Chalk Bluff Road, continue .8 miles
4) Staging area is on the left.
|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|
|Motorcycles||Permitted||CA OHMVR stickers required|
|ATVs||Prohibited||CA OHMVR stickers required|
|UTVs / SXS||Prohibited||CA OHMVR stickers required|
|SUVs / Jeeps (registered)||Prohibited|
|Dune Buggy/Sand Rail|
|Prohibited||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)|
|Cross Country||Prohibited||keep on the trail|
|Emergency / Law Enforcement|
|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.|
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Skillman Horse Campground Fee
|Comment||White Cloud Campground Fee - $24/night, $5/extra vehicle|
|First Aid||5-20 Miles (SW)||Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital (530) 274-6000|
|Gasoline||5-20 Miles (SE)||Nyack Shell (530) 389-8212|
|Diesel||5-20 Miles (SE)||Nyack Shell (530) 389-8212|
|Water||1-5 Miles (W)||Skillman Horse Campground (530) 265-4531|
|RV Hookup||5-20 Miles (N)||River Rest Resort (530) 265-4306|
|RV Disposal||5-20 Miles (N)||River Rest Resort (530) 265-4306|
|Campground||1-5 Miles (W)||Skillman Horse Campground (530) 265-4531|
|Conv Store||5-20 Miles (SE)||Nyack Shell (530) 389-8212|
|Swim Area||Nevada City, CA|
|Water Body||On Site|
|Boat Ramp||5-20 Miles (SW)||Scotts Flat Marina (530) 265-0413|
|Contact Info||Tahoe National Forest - Forest Headquarters|
631 Coyote Street
Nevada City, CA 95959
|Contact Info||Nevada County Woods Riders|
P.O. Box 1865
Grass Valley, CA 95945
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