Best off road driving trails in Cleveland National Forest, California

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Explore the most popular ohv / off road driving trails in Cleveland National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of off road driving trails in Cleveland National Forest, California
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#1 - Modjeska Peak via Maple Spring OHV Trail
Cleveland National Forest
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Length: 19.6 mi • Est. 9 h 54 m
The gate for this road is often closed due to weather and/or road conditions. Maple Springs Road status can be checked on the USFS website here - https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/cleveland/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb5340229Show more
#2 - Beeks Place Via Black Star Canyon
Cleveland National Forest
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Length: 15.4 mi • Est. 7 h 49 m
Users have reported that the access road to this trail may be closed in winter. Show more
#3 - Black Mountain OHV Trail
Cleveland National Forest
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Length: 14.1 mi • Est. 7 h 44 m
Road is subject to closure based on wet weather or fire danger by the Forest Service. For more information, please see https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/cleveland/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb5340229 Easy shelf road with great views. It's a little tight to pass others. You'll need to reverse route and go back down the way you came in if the gate is closed. This trail offers a nice variety of easy to moderate obstacles. It’s great for beginners practicing picking their line. Show more
#4 - Santiago Peak via Maple Springs
Cleveland National Forest
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 4 h 49 m
Note: check with the forest service for open/closed status of Maple Springs Road, as the gate can be closed due to wet weather or fire danger. Road status can be found online here - https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/cleveland/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb5340229Show more
#5 - Indian Truck Trail
Cleveland National Forest
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Length: 23.9 mi • Est. Multi-day
Please note: this trail is closed indefinitely due to the Holy Fire. Updates: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/cleveland/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb5340229Show more
#6 - Santiago Peak via Maple Springs Visitor Center
Cleveland National Forest
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Length: 24.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
This route closes periodically due to high fire danger. Great for off-roading. Need to pull to the side a lot for oncoming traffic. Good for beginner 4x4.Show more
#7 - Black Canyon and Pamo OHV Road
Cleveland National Forest
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Length: 12.7 mi
#8 - Cariso Truck Trail
Cleveland National Forest
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 3 h 6 m
#9 - High Point Truck Trail
Cleveland National Forest
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Length: 6.6 mi
SEASONAL CLOSURE: This area is subject to seasonal closure due to weather conditions. For more information, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/cleveland/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb5340229.Show more
#10 - Santiago Peak
Cleveland National Forest
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Length: 17.2 mi • Est. 10 h 9 m
$5 Adventure pass needed: https://www.fs.usda.gov/cleveland/ Show more
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