Riding Areas

 

The Shasta-Trinity currently has more than 3,500 miles of OHV roads and trails with elevations ranging from 3,000 to 5,000 ft. throughout riding areas. Our OHV rider loops are geared to the average ATV, Motorcycle, and four-wheel drive enthusiasts, and are family friendly loops that include options for the more advanced rider. Look for the “Trail Rating” on the map for more information on trail difficulty. 


The Shasta-Trinity offers the perfect set up for Dual-Sport Motorcycle Riding.  A rider could plan a nearly all dirt route from Platina to Mt. Shasta.  Stops along the way include Hayfork, Weaverville, a ride through the Chappie-Shasta OHV area, French Gulch, and Trinity Center. From Mt. Shasta riders could head east toward McCloud and then navigate through Big Bend, Iron Canyon, and near Shasta Lake to make their way back to the Chappie-Shasta OHV Area.  The opportunities are endless, and the views are spectacular.

 

Printed maps are available at The Watershed Center Office in Hayfork, the Hayfork and Weaverville Ranger Districts, and Topps Grocery Store in Weaverville.

 

Locations for these places can be found on this site.

 

Click Here to view the online interactive map

 

Download the maps by clicking the links below:


Dubakella     Basin Gulch     Kingsbury    

Horse Ridge
     Hayfork Bally

 

To use these maps interactively on your smart phone, download the Avenza App here, and then upload the maps to the application.

 

CautionRide At Your Own Risk

 

Trinity County OHV maps are intended as navigation tools for trail users as they plan their journey. Trinity OHV rider maps are developed with the most current and complete data available, but this data may be developed from sources with differing accuracy. The Watershed Center makes no warranties; either expressed or implied, and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the data presented on the map. The trail user assumes the entire responsibility and risk as to the use of any or all information presented on the map. Please be aware that route information is subject to change, and periodically visit www.trinityohvtrails.com for the most up to date information.


Staging


Staging in these rural areas is limited. Rider loops are located off the remote roads of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, so roads are narrow, turnarounds are limited, and the staging areas are small and accommodate only smaller groups of riders.


You may park a motor vehicle on the side of the road when it is safe to do so without causing damage to forest resources or facilities, unless prohibited by state law, a traffic sign, or an order. Parking is allowed up to a vehicle length from the edge of the road surface.

 

 

Camping

• Overnight camping facilities are available in the towns of Hayfork, Wildwood, Weaverville, Mad River and Ruth. There are additional primitive camping areas within the Shasta Trinity National Forest indicated on area maps.


• Primitive campsites in the Shasta Trinity National Forest do not provide potable water, hookups, or bathrooms.

 

Basin Gulch Campground

• 13 camp sites
• Vault Toilets
• No Water
• Fire Rings
• Picnic Tables
• Not recommended for larger RVs

 

Directions

From Hwy 36 turn south at the Stuart Gap Road (also known as the White Rock Road), 28N10 and proceed 1 mile to the campground.

 

North Beegum Campground

 

North Beegum is a primitive campground located in an extremely striking setting that offers access to the river as well as excellent hiking trails.

 

• Very Primitive
• Recommended for Pick-up Trucks
• 3 Dispersed sites available

 

Wildwood - Critter Creek Campground


40770 Hwy 36 W
Wildwood Ca 96076
530-628-4535

 

• RV hookups, camping, and facilities.


Be Aware Be Aware

  • Serpentine Area

    Many Trinity County OHV trails are located in serpentine areas. Serpentine areas have unique geology because the underlying rock in these areas is high in heavy metals and asbestos. Serpentine areas look barren, but actually provide a specialized habitat for many rare plants. The term for these plants is serpentine endemic, which means they can only grow in serpentine areas. Many of these plant species are found nowhere else in the world.

    Endemic Species

    • Endemic species are rare plant species that can only grow or exist in a certain place or region. Trinity County is home to a spectacular array of these plants, and many of these species grow in no other place on earth. These rare and endemic plants are extremely fragile and can be driven to extinction through off-trail driving. Vehicular disturbance, drought conditions, habitat fragmentation, and noxious weed encroachment have weakened these endemic plant communities.


      Please recreate responsibly and stay on the legal OHV routes.

       

    • If OHV users start to degrade these serpentine habitats, it could force the closure of this area as a legal OHV area. Responsible OHV use will help preserve these species, and will help Trinity County OHV routes stay open and legal.


    For more information about serpentine areas, visit the Forest Service Website

    Naturally Occurring Asbestos

    Asbestos is the term for a group of naturally occurring minerals that occur in geologic rock formations and in the soils where these rock formations are located. Naturally Occurring Asbestos can be found in some serpentine areas, and is found widely throughout California.

  • Exposure to naturally occurring asbestos carries potential health risks when inhaled. The health risks depend on the intensity and frequency of exposure. 

    Learn more about naturally occurring asbestos and ways to minimize exposure by visiting the Forest Service Website

 

Roadless Areas

 

Roadless areas are designated areas of public land where road construction is limited to protect roadless values and prevent environmental damage associated with road use and increased activity. These areas protect high quality or undisturbed soil, water, air and areas with rare or endangered plant and animal species.


Research Natural Areas

 

Research Natural Areas are part of a nationwide network of ecological areas that are preserved for scientific study, education, and to protect biological diversity.  These protected lands house a wide variety of ecosystems and habitats, and are areas that offer unique characteristics of scientific interest.


Special Interest Area (SIA)

 

Special Interest Areas are identified Forest Service lands that protect research natural areas, including botanical, geological, historical, paleontological, scenic, or zoological resources. SIAs may also be designated to protect threatened, endangered, or sensitive species, and areas of biological diversity, public popularity and historical interest.


Trespass Marijuana Grows


Illegal marijuana farms, known as trespass grows, are an increasingly common occurrence on Forest Service lands. These trespass grows have potential to be associated with organized crime, and pose substantial risks to the public and environment. These sites may be guarded and often include booby traps, garbage, and a host of extremely toxic chemicals. Be aware when riding and avoid these grows. If you see a trespass grow site, carefully leave the area the same way you came in and report the site to local law enforcement.


To learn more about Trespass Marijuana Grows visit the Forest Service Website:


http://www.fs.usda.gov


To learn more about the environmental impacts of trespass marijuana farms, and how you can help, visit the Watershed Center website:

 

http://www.thewatershedcenter.com