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Explore! Sierra

Saturday, December 23, 2023

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Explore Sierra Touring, Guided Tour ATV, Plumas National Forest, Diamond S Ranch, Sierra Valley

Last Known StatusTemporarily Closed  (until further notice)

This 1,500 acre family ranch in Sierra Valley, California offers guided tours of about 27 miles of ranch trails with mountain forest scenery. Trails are marked and offer a good variety of banked turns, rolling hills and creek bed crossings.

Each guided tour includes helmet, goggles, fuel and safety orientation. Two and three hour guided tours are offered, but custom packages are available. For an additional fee a Tri Tip BBQ with sides is available after the ride.

During the winter months snowmobile tours are offered. Call ahead for reservations.

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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 BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesProhibited
MX Helmet RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingNo
Trail BlazingProhibitedriders must stay on trail
Rule EnforcementStrictAll tour guidelines and rules enforced


AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest, Private


RidingYes ($150.00 per rider)
Driver: $150, Passenger: $95
CommentTwo hour tour - $150/driver; Three hour tour - $225/driver; Tri-Tip BBQ - $35/person


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CitySierra Valley, CA
Address2634 Beckwourth Calpine Road, Beckwourth, CA 96129
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From: Reno, NV
1) I-395 North to Halleluja Junction
2) Take Hwy 70 West (Feather River Highway)
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Contact InfoKen And Kathy Smith
Explore! Sierra Touring
2634 Beckwourth Calpine Road
Beckwourth, CA 96129
(530) 927-9743


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Approx Size1,500 acres (2 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail27
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



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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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