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Explore! Sierra

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Other Names

Explore Sierra Touring, Guided Tour ATV, Plumas National Forest

Last Known StatusOpen

This 1750 acre family ranch in Sierra Valley, California offers guided tours of about 15 miles of ranch trails with mountain forest scenery. They are in the process of expanding to include tours of the Plumas National Forest on ATV and snowmobile. Each guided tour includes 1. Museum History, ATV Safety Orientation and Rules of the Tour 2. Helmet, Goggles and Gloves for Everyone 3. Late Model ATV, Fueled and Checked 4. Guided Tour of Approximately 15 Miles 5. Delicious Big Green Egg Santa Maria BBQ Meal Call ahead for reservations.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredNo(Plumas Nat Forest tours require permitted OHVs)
Dates OpenThursday through Sunday 8AM to 6PM / Tours 8AM & 1PM
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 ArrestorCertain AreasA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required in certain areas.
(Plumas Nat Forest tours require spark arrestor)
Noise LimitCertain Areas (96 dB)(Plumas Nat Forest tours only)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermittedNot Recommended
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
2 Cycle EnginesProhibited
Motocross Helmet RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingNo
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep on the trail
Rule EnforcementStrictAll tour guidelines and rules enforced
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TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest, Private

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
RidingYes ($130.00 per rider)
Driver: $130, Passenger: $75, 12 and under: $25
Camping(None)
CommentTwo hour tour - $130/driver; Three hour tour - $185; Tri-Tip BBQ - $25/person

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CitySierra Valley, CA
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From: Reno, NV
1) I-395 north to Halleluja Junction
2) Take I-70 west (Feather River Highway)
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OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoKen And Kathy Smith
Explore! Sierra Touring
2634 County Rd A-23 P.O. Box 1947
Portola, CA 96122
(530) 832-5450
info@exploresierra.com
exploresierratouringcompany.com

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TERRAIN

Approx Size1,750 acres (3 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail15
Climate TypeForest
Elevation4500 to 7500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Single TrackThis national forest has few single track trails.Few
IntersectionsThis trail has few intersections.Few
Rider TrafficThe national forest has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
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 mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some

GPS POINTS

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline GasolineSierra Valley, CA
Diesel DieselSierra Valley, CA
Potable Water WaterSierra Valley, CA
RV Hookups RV HookupSierra Valley, CA
RV Dump Station RV DisposalSierra Valley, CA
Primitive Camping CampgroundSierra Valley, CA
Convenience Store Conv StoreSierra Valley, CA
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