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Woods Ranch

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Alt Names

Whimsy Mining Company, San Carlos Creek, San Carlos Peak

Last Known StatusOpen  (Open To Members Only)

This large area offers about 25 miles of technical single track trails plus beautiful mountain views. This place is not for beginners and caters to the more experienced rider.

Primitive camping is permitted and the staging area has flat and level parking with plenty of room for large trailers. The property also has four cabins available for rent. Hiking and rockhounding is permitted (call for rates).

Visitors should note that an appointment or membership is required to access the property, which can be made by scrolling to the bottom of this page for the contact info.

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Nearest CityPaicines, CA
Address20620 New Idria Road, Paicines, CA 95043
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From: Fresno, CA
1) Take SR-180 west about 35 miles (road name changes to California Ave.)
2) Veer right (west) onto W. Panoche Road, continue about 21 miles
3) Turn left (south) onto New Idria Road, continue about 20 miles.


LandPrivately Owned / Commercial


Our RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
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Permit RequiredNo
Dates Opencall for schedule
Spark ArrestorNoA spark arresting silencer or end cap is not required but is always recommended.
Noise LimitNo
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsProhibited
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSProhibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYes
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
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.


RidingYes ($20.00 per rider)
Tent: $20.00
RV: $20.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Commentcall for cabin rental rates


Contact InfoWoods Ranch
20620 New Idria Road
Paicines, CA 95043
(831) 693-4531



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Miles Of Trail25
Climate TypeForest
Elevation2050 to 2600 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 some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has many steep hills.Many
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has many berms.Many
Single TrackThis private land has almost all single track trails.All
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has mostly expert terrain.Mostly


First Aid First Aid30+ Miles (E)Adventist Medical Center (559) 582-9000
Gasoline Gasoline30+ Miles (NE)Mobil (559) 659-0171
Diesel Diesel30+ Miles (NE)Mobil (559) 659-0171
Potable Water WaterPaicines, CA
RV Hookups RV Hookup30+ Miles (E)Kings Fairgrounds RV Park (559) 584-3318
RV Dump Station RV Disposal30+ Miles (E)Kings Fairgrounds RV Park (559) 584-3318
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store30+ Miles (NE)Mobil (559) 659-0171
Swimming Swim Area30+ Miles (SW)Lake San Antonio Beach (805) 472-2311
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteSan Carlos Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp30+ Miles (SW)Lake San Antonio Boat Ramp (805) 472-2311
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