This OHV area offers plenty of shade, multiple staging areas, narrow winding trails, and a nearby lake. The 75 miles of marked and rated trails are a bit rocky at the start, but get smoother as you go. The trails have multiple creek crossings and the reddish color of the dirt goes great with the deep forest pines. Be sure to heed the trail’s stop signs when crossing paved roads because the corners are blind and the weekend traffic can be fairly steady.
There are some free primitive campsites along the stream, and some pay campsites at the campground near the lake, which fills up quickly on holidays. Make reservations if you want to be on the lake. During very dry periods a deep layer of silt tends to build up on the trails making them extremely dusty. China Wall OHV Area is also just up the road.
Tahoe National Forest – Foresthill Ranger Station
22830 Foresthill Rd.
Foresthill, CA 95631