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Juniper Flats OHV Area

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Other Names

Klamath National Forest, Goosenest Ranger District, Shasta Valley

Last Known StatusOpen

This open play area offers 48 acres of wide and sandy trails for dirt bikes and ATVs. The perimeter is fenced off and will take the average rider about two minutes to cover, but this is still a good spot to bring beginners due to the easy terrain and looped trails.

The staging area is surrounded by mature juniper trees and has some nice shady spots with picnic tables and BBQ grills, so bring the family, friends and charcoal and make it a day of outdoor grilling and riding. Other amenities include a vault toilet, loading ramp and trash receptacles. There is no water so bring your own.

There is no fee charged to ride or park but both trails and staging area are only open during daylight hours. Camping can be found a short distance away in nearby Mt. Shasta.

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REGULATIONS

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 WidthYes (50 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
ProhibitedCA OHMVR stickers required
2 Stroke EnginesNo RestrictionCA OHMVR restrictions apply
MX Helmet RequiredYes
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibitedarea is day use only
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNoday use only - riding permitted dawn to dusk
Trail BlazingPermitted
Rule EnforcementSomearea is under 24 hour surveillance
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TERRAIN

Approx Size48 acres
Miles Of Trail3
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation3400 to 3500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has no loose dirt.None
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has mostly sandy areas.Mostly
MudThe trail has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has some trees.Some
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis national forest has no roads.None
IntersectionsThis trail has many intersections.Many
Rider TrafficThe national forest has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis national forest has some shaded areas.Some
Ranges/GunfireThis national forest has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis trail has no hazards.None
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has almost all beginner terrain.All
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has no intermediate level terrain.None
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (W)Mayten Convenience Store (530) 459-3011
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (W)Mayten Convenience Store (530) 459-3011
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (S)McBride Springs Campground (530) 926-4511
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SW)Friendly RV Park (530) 938-2805
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SW)Friendly RV Park (530) 938-2805
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (S)McBride Springs Campground (530) 926-4511
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (W)Mayten Convenience Store (530) 459-3011

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

RATINGS

Prosfree, new amenities, nice day use area, good place for beginners
Consno camping, small area, no real challenging trails
Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayHalf Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityMontague, CA
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Weed, CA
1) Take US-97 north about 12 miles
2) Turn left onto 99-97 Cutoff, continue 2.7 miles
3) OHV entrance is on the right.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoKlamath National Forest - Goosenest Ranger District
37805 Highway 97
Macdoel, CA 96058
(530) 398-4391
mailroom_r5_klamath@fs.fed.us
www.fs.usda.gov

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Juniper Flats Trail Photo

Juniper Flats OHV Area Trail

This is a random network of very sandy trails that wind between the trees. All trails are two-way with many intersections so you need to keep an eye out, but the area gets relatively few visitors.

Juniper Flats Trail Photo

Juniper Flats OHV Area Trail

The staging and picnic area is clearly marked and surrounded by fencing and all amenities are remarkably clean and well cared for.

Juniper Flats Trail Photo

Juniper Flats OHV Area Trail

The area is for day-use only so there is no camping. But it is a perfect place to bring the whole family for a picnic and do some play riding.

Juniper Flats Trail Photo

Juniper Flats OHV Area Trail

This is the main entrance sign for Juniper Flats OHV Area. The riding area is close to the highway, which makes it easy to get in and out.

Juniper Flats Trail Photo

Juniper Flats OHV Area Trail

The staging area is nicely maintained with strategically placed boulders, clean vault toilets, picnic tables and BBQ grills placed near pine and juniper trees.

Juniper Flats Trail Photo

Juniper Flats OHV Area Trail

The trails are surrounded by juniper trees and various sage brush.

Juniper Flats Trail Photo

Juniper Flats OHV Area Trail

The trails are open to dirt bikes, ATVs and UTVs that are 50 inches or less in width.

Juniper Flats Trail Photo

Juniper Flats OHV Area Trail

The picnic tables and BBQ grills are in fairly decent condition. This is a good place for  a picnic and a quick day ride.

Juniper Flats Trail Photo

Juniper Flats OHV Area Trail

One of the short side trails that goes through a short section of boulders.

Juniper Flats Trail Photo

Juniper Flats OHV Area Trail

A photo of the informational kiosk for Juniper Flats OHV Area.

Juniper Flats Trail Photo

Juniper Flats OHV Area Trail

Amenities include vault toilets, garbage receptacles and a concrete loading ramp.

Juniper Flats Trail Photo

Juniper Flats OHV Area Trail

A photo of the vault toilet at Juniper Flats OHV Area.

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Juniper Flats Trail Photo

Juniper Flats OHV Area Trail

The trails are mostly sandy with scattered berms and light elevation changes. At roughly 50 acres it won't take long for the average rider to explore but beginners will have a blast.

Juniper Flats Trail Photo

Juniper Flats OHV Area Trail

Most of the trails are flat but wind through juniper trees.

Juniper Flats Trail Photo

Juniper Flats OHV Area Trail

There are some small jumps to get a little air.

Juniper Flats Trail Photo

Juniper Flats OHV Area Trail

This area offers the typical high desert vegetation with some nice mountain views.

Juniper Flats Trail Photo

Juniper Flats OHV Area Trail

A concrete loading ramp can be found near the restrooms.

Juniper Flats Trail Photo

Juniper Flats OHV Area Trail

The trails are short but windy.

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Juniper Flats Trail Photo

Juniper Flats OHV Area Trail

This is the perfect place to bring a new rider or to break in a new top end.

Juniper Flats Trail Photo

Juniper Flats OHV Area Trail

The trails are mostly sandy with occasional berms.

Juniper Flats Trail Photo

Juniper Flats OHV Area Trail

The trails are mostly sandy with some hard packed sections. Only machines that are 50 inches or less in width are permitted.

Juniper Flats Trail Photo

Juniper Flats OHV Area Trail

A view of one the open play areas.

Juniper Flats Trail Photo

Juniper Flats OHV Area Trail

There is a wide graveled road that forms a loop around the staging area.

Juniper Flats Trail Photo

Juniper Flats OHV Area Trail

Most of the trails are sandy with some occasional hard packed sections.

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Juniper Flats Trail Photo

Juniper Flats OHV Area Trail

Some of the trails have deep sandy sections but there is nothing to difficult to navigate.

Juniper Flats Trail Photo

Juniper Flats OHV Area Trail

A close up view of the trails.

Juniper Flats Trail Photo

Juniper Flats OHV Area Trail

The staging area offers plenty of flat and level parking.

Juniper Flats Trail Photo

Juniper Flats OHV Area Trail

The main entrance road is wide and hard packed, making it easy to get in and out.

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