Guide to Northern California Backroads and 4-Wheel Drive Trails  by Charles A. Wells

Guide to Northern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails Guide Book

by Charles A. Wells (FunTreks)
Guide to Northern California Backroads and 4-Wheel Drive Trails  by Charles A. Wells
This book covers 75 of the best 4-wheel-drive trails in northern California. Cruise along the cool Pacific coast and high into the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains. A mix of great SUV trails and difficult hardcore trails, including the Dusy/Ershim, Fordyce Creek and the famous Rubicon. Nine different regions include trails near Mt. Shasta, Redding, the Lost Coast, Santa Rosa, Red Bluff, Grass Valley, Downieville, Gold Lake, Auburn, Lake Tahoe, Bear Valley, Sonora, Bridgeport, Lee Vining, Mammoth Lakes, Bishop, Big Pine, Lone Pine, San Jose, Coalinga, San Luis Obispo, Fresno, Shaver Lake, Bakersfield, Lake Isabella, Ridgecrest and Mojave.

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Trails from the "Guide to Northern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 75.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 75.

Pass mines on way to great camp spot in secluded wooded canyon. Wildflowers and dramatic views of lava domes from 8,300 feet. Narrow, tippy shelf road with tight switchbacks. The last half mile is roc ...
Independence, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 9.1
Explore a fun maze of forest roads around Mammoth Lakes featuring overlooks of the area. Finish with a hike to interesting Inyo Craters. Dirt roads, narrow and steep in places. Suitable for stock SUVs ...
Mammoth Lakes, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 12.2
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Just a short drive from the town of Shaver Lake. High views of Shaver Lake from Bald Mountain Lookout. The trail is fun to drive and is reminiscent of slickrock trails in Moab, UT. Rocky, steep and ti ...
Shaver Lake, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 9.2
Camp, hike and fish at idyllic Barrett Lake at end of trail. Makes a great weekend trip. Forest Service closes trail without notice when it gets too wet. Call ahead for status. A wilderness permit is ...
Placerville, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 4.3
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Trail meanders up and down a series of steep rolling hills. First part of trip passes through fire damaged area. Contact Diablo 4-Wheelers Club regarding annual “Run-a-Muck” event held here in mid-Jul ...
Sierraville, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 8
Explores a beautiful, high area west of Lake Tahoe. Many lakes and viewpoints. Trail may not open until early July due to deer migration. Narrow, steep and rough in a few places but suitable for stock ...
Tahoe City, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 18.4
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Most tourists reach Bodie Ghost Town (Bodie State Historic Park) via paved Highway 270. The trip described here is a more interesting backcountry route starting north of Bridgeport. On the way you’ll ...
Lee Vining, CA - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 28
See giant white caverns of Holly Ash Cleanser Mine, Bonanza Gulch Post Office and old miners cabins including the incredible Bickle Cabin with hundreds of pieces of old mining equipment. Note that the ...
Johannesburg, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 27.6
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Dramatic high views of massive Trinity Lake. See Mt. Shasta on a clear day. Secluded camping or picnicking. Alpine View Forest Service campground. Mostly a wide, graded road except for one steep, narr ...
Weaverville, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 22
Short, convenient, high ridge trail that ends at scenic lake. For owners of stock SUVs seeking more challenge than ordinary forest road. Good camping and fishing. Popular ATV trail. One moderate rocky ...
Shaver Lake, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 5.5
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Tour scenic foothills below towering Sierra Nevada Mountains. Take side trips to wilderness hiking trails. Explore optional network of rougher roads around Longley Meadow. Many ATV and dirt bike trail ...
Bishop, CA - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 16.9
A thrilling and scenic descent to the Middle Fork of the Feather River. Great camping and fishing especially in the fall. A designated “Wild & Scenic” area. Similar to Stag Point Trail #8 except rough ...
La Porte, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 6.6
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High views of Mono Lake and Lundy Lake with towering Sierra Nevada Mountains as backdrop. See old mines and spring wildflowers. Brushy, bumpy two-track road traverses rolling foothills of the Sierras. ...
Lee Vining, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 12.2
A mildly challenging drive to a high, scenic ridge. A good SUV adventure. Camp overlooking Bear Valley Ski Area or stay at Bear Trap “Cowboy” Cabin now owned by the Forest Service. Green Sticker vehic ...
Arnold, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 13.9
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South portion of the park allows 4WD and green sticker vehicles. This area covers 52,000 scenic acres with elevations between 800 and 4,000 feet. Only Benmore Creek Loop Trail is described here. Camp ...
Ukiah, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 13.5
Climb to a beautiful high plateau above Bishop. Most of the trail is near 10,000 feet with one route climbing over 11,000. Visit remote Schober Mine. Enjoy wildflowers in early summer along Coyote Cre ...
Bishop, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 57.6
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The longest trail in the Red Mountain area with excellent camping and fishing. Coyote Lake, because it is the largest and deepest lake, has the best fishing. A great weekend trip. Popular winter sport ...
Shaver Lake, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 3.8
A short but stunningly beautiful trip that reaches an elevation over 10,000 feet directly across the valley from Mammoth Mountain. Watch for hikers and mountain bikers. Stay on designated roads. Volca ...
Mammoth Lakes, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 5.2
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Follows a high ridge across the center of the Lake Basin Recreation Area. Stunning views of Deer Lake with Sierra Buttes as backdrop. Follows Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. Fishing at two lakes. ...
Auburn, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 6.8
Start of trail is a long drive from any direction but the scenery is superb. Highways 88 and 4 are National Scenic Byways. The Upper and Lower Blue Lakes area is a popular recreation destination offer ...
Markleeville, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 6.6
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