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Woods Ranch

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Other 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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Permit RequiredNo
Dates Opencall for schedule
Spark ArrestorNoA spark arresting exhaust 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 Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
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)
2 Cycle EnginesNo Restriction
Motocross Helmet RequiredYes
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Rule Enforcement


AreaMotorized Trails
LandPrivately Owned / Commercial


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


Our RatingRatingVery Good
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)


Nearest CityPaicines, CA
Address20620 New Idria Road, Paicines, CA 95043
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
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.


Contact InfoWoods Ranch
20620 New Idria Road
Paicines, CA 95043
(831) 915-0351



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Approx Size241 acres
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


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
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