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Niagara OHV Area

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Other Names

Stanislaus National Forest, Summit Ranger District, Herring Creek Area, Niagara Ridge OHV Area, Niagara Creek, Eagle Meadow Road, No Way Out Hill, Lions Butt, Hard Brake Hill, Niagara Creek Campground, Double Dome Rock, Donnell Lake, Barn Meadow, Martins Cow Camp, Eagle Creek, Long Valley Creek, Rock Pile

Last Known StatusClosed For Season

This part of the Stanislaus National Forest this area offers about five miles of rugged 4x4 trails. The trails are mostly wide and hard packed but many have obstacles that range from chunky loose rock to massive rock boulders with steep granite slabs.

Camping can be found at Niagara Campground which has ten primitive sites, each with a picnic table and fire ring. A vault toilet is available but drinking water is not so bring your own supplies. Sites are first come, first serve. The campground is usually accessible around late May though September, but exact dates vary. Call first for current conditions.

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Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
Dates OpenMay - SeptemberCA 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 UTV & 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 Stroke EnginesNo RestrictionCA OHMVR restrictions apply
MX Helmet RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep on the trail
Rule Enforcement


AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest


Tent: $15.00
RV: $15.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Niagara OHV Campground Fee


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
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Nearest CityPinecrest, CA
AddressEagle Meadow Road, Pinecrest, CA 95364
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From: Pinecrest, CA
1) Take SR-108 North 14 miles
2) Turn right (east) on Eagle Meadow Road, continue 2.7 miles
3) Campground entrance is on the left (north).


Contact InfoStanislaus National Forest - Summit Ranger District
#1 Pinecrest Lake Road
Pinecrest, CA 95364
(209) 965-3434


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Niagara OHV Area Trail

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Approx Size1,000 acres (2 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail20
Climate TypeForest
Elevation6000 to 8000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not 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 mostly rocks.Mostly
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
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 no berms.None
Single TrackThis national forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis national forest has some roads.Some
ShadeThis national forest has many shaded areas.Many
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 little expert terrain.Little


Gasoline Gasoline20-30 Miles (SW)Chevron (209) 586-3552
Diesel Diesel20-30 Miles (SW)Chevron (209) 586-3552
Potable Water WaterPinecrest, CA
RV Hookups RV Hookup20-30 Miles (SW)Sugar Pine RV Park (209) 586-4631
RV Dump Station RV Disposal20-30 Miles (SW)Sugar Pine RV Park (209) 586-4631
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store20-30 Miles (SW)Sonny's Mini Mart (209) 586-4662
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