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Rice Canyon OHV Area

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Other Names

Antelope Mountain

Last Known StatusOpen

This off-road area offers 120 acres of desert trails, hill climbs, a play area/makeshift motocross track for beginners plus a long ATV trail that heads northwest and ends at Hwy 139.

The staging area offers graveled parking with plenty of room for large trailers to turn around. Recent upgrades include an informational kiosk stocked with paper maps, picnic tables, BBQ grills, trash receptacles, clean vault toilets and loading ramps.

Primitive camping is permitted but full hookups can be found a few minutes away in Susanville. There is no fee charged to camp or ride and the trails are open year-round.

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Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
Dates OpenYear-RoundCA 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)
Some AreasCA 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)
Limited to 14 days.
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Permitted with current campfire permit - call (530) 257-0456.
Night RidingYesNot Recommended
Trail BlazingSome AreasPermitted in Rice Canyon OHV open area boundary.
Rule EnforcementFew/Periodic


AreaMotorized Trails
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
Max Engine Size65 cc Max
Min Engine Size50 cc Min
CommentPeeWee Track




Prosfree, nice amenities
Consno water, located close to prison
Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CitySusanville, CA
AddressRice Canyon Road, Susanville, CA 96130
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From: Reno, NV
1) Take US-395 north about 80 miles
2) Turn right (north) onto Leavitt Lane, continue about 1 mile
3) Turn left (west) onto County Highway A27/Center Road, continue .25 miles
4) Turn right (north) onto Rice Canyon Road, continue about 1.5 miles
5) Staging area is on the left (west).


Contact InfoBLM - Eagle Lake Field Office
2550 Riverside Drive
Susanville, CA 96130
(530) 257-0456


Rice Canyon Trail Photo

Rice Canyon OHV Area Trail

In total, it is a relatively small area, but there are a number of very long and dusty hill climbs and one long ATV trail that heads northwest.

Rice Canyon Trail Photo

Rider on a Honda dirt bike begins descent down a steep trail.

This is a view from the top of one of the chutes. Trails are two-way, so use caution.

Rice Canyon Trail Photo

Motorcycle rider on a new Yamaha 250cc dirt bike catches air over a jump in near the trailhead of Rice Canyon.

The staging area has a kiosk with trail maps and some basic amenities such as restrooms, BBQ grills, and picnic tables.


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Approx Size120 acres
Miles Of Trail5
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation4200 to 4300 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe trail has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has few trees.Fewmostly juniper trees and sagebrush
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis trail has few large jumps.Few
BermsThe trail has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has few sand or gravel pits.Few
Single TrackThis BLM land has few single track trails.Few
RoadsThis BLM land has few roads.Few
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe BLM land has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis BLM land has no shaded areas.None
Ranges/GunfireThis BLM land has few shooting ranges or gunfire.Fewshooting prohibited but area still used for practice
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
steep hill climbs
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little



Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (SW)Johnstonville Quality Foods (530) 257-4268
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (W)Shell (530) 257-2856
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (SW)Susanville RV Park (530) 251-4757
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SW)Susanville RV Park (530) 251-4757
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SW)Susanville RV Park (530) 251-4757
Primitive Camping CampgroundSusanville, CA
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (SW)Johnstonville Quality Foods (530) 257-4268
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