Deer Valley OHV Trail

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Deer Valley OHV Trail is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Markleeville, California that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for camping and ohv/off road driving. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.5 miles Elevation Gain: 518 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash

camping

ohv / off road driving

forest

river

wildlife

rocky

2 months ago

very nice trail. great mix of washed out dirt road, rocks, uphill climbs, down hill rocky descends. trail partially covered with snow...trail ends at HWY 4 on South end, very close to Slick Rock Trail. awesome!

ohv/off road driving
rocky
2 months ago

ohv/off road driving
rocky
3 months ago

did this trail in a lifted 17 chevy 1500 on 37s, the clearance helped out a lot def a good trail to have sliders and armor on which i didnt but still made it through fine, bigs rocks some in center of trail we had to move

ohv/off road driving
muddy
rocky
4 months ago

we camped at Hermit Valley campground, and ran in the trail from that side, "reverse direction." Much tougher that way. The last tough section, just before the water crossing at the meadow, was more annoying than challenging, just a long chunky stretch of rocks big enough to slow you down. We decided to run all the way out and return to camp through Markleeville, and over Ebbet's Pass. The views on the way back were stunning!

ohv/off road driving
Fri Jul 06 2018

I drove this a few weeks ago, came in on the highway 4 side and out the highway 88 side. I camped by the creek about an hour or so in on the highway 4 side. Quite beautiful. Some spots can be a bit challenging but with a well equipped Jeep - I did it on my own without too much concern for damage or breaking down.

ohv/off road driving
Thu Oct 05 2017

The trail is officially open with trail repairs made at the stream crossings. Such hard work went into this, please stay on the trail and keep the trail open. We made it through the trail in about 3 or so hours. This trail is not for those with little to no experience and no armor or locking differential. There are a lot of tight spots and to make matters worse, a large rock right in the middle. Busted side mirror on the large tree with the off camber lean. It was great to run this trail, it had been about 15 years since the last time I ran it.

ohv/off road driving
Fri Sep 15 2017

The trail is back open to off road vehicles! We completed it on 9/9/2017 This is not a trail for the casual wheel, I would not attempt it with out at least one locker and rock sliders. But if you have the right rig, I would highly recommend this tail. We completed it in about 5 hours but where going pretty slow with lots of stops along the way.

ohv/off road driving
Sun Aug 13 2017

Does any know if this is opened? Can really find any information on it.

ohv/off road driving
Thu May 19 2016

This trail is currently closed due to a lawsuit in El Dorado National Forest. The trail should re-open by late 2016. For more info please see the EDNF 42 Routes info page: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/eldorado/home/?cid=stelprdb5362046

ohv/off road driving
Mon Jul 23 2012

Very fun trail. Clover valley is one of the most beautiful peaceful valleys i have ever seen. The creek is clear and cool and a great place for a dip to wash all the dust off. Great remote camping spots along the creek. Never crowded

Fri Sep 16 2011

This was a great trail with lots of challenging obstacles. Water crossings were just up to the bottom of the frame on a 1995 Jeep YJ with a 3.5” lift and 35” tires. We started at Hermit Valley (HWY 4) to Blue lakes campground, we took a wrong turn and followed Forestdale road out to Red Lake (HWY.88). There were snowboarders enjoying the last of the snow on the summit of Foresthill Rd. Snow in September...

hiking
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camping
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hiking
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ohv/off road driving
Tue Nov 20 2018

hiking
Sat Oct 20 2018

ohv/off road driving
Sat Oct 20 2018

hiking
Mon Oct 08 2018

backpacking
Sat May 19 2018