Dusy-Ershim OHV Short Route

EASY 12 reviews
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Dusy-Ershim OHV Short Route is a 9.4 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Shaver Lake, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 9.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,745 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly



ohv / off road driving



Please note: this is just a portion of the Dusy-Ershim OHV route. For the full route, which is rated hard, follow this link: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/dusy-ershim-4x4-trail.

Sat Sep 01 2018

Pretty easy with SUV, few spots you need to negotiate. nice views! May be difficult for low clearance vehicles.

Sat Aug 04 2018

Hike it or 4x4 it. Some rock scramble to the right at the top. Great view of Edison lake!

ohv/off road driving
Sun Aug 20 2017

It was a nice little off roading with the kids and ended up with some some awesome views

ohv/off road driving
Fri Aug 11 2017

Fun, didn't take long.... unless you ask the people sitting in the bed of the truck.

Tue Sep 13 2016

Easy drive and great view

Sun Jul 26 2015

Nice trail nice views

ohv/off road driving
Tue May 27 2014

Easy 4x4/Jeep trail. My guess is almost any medium to high clearance pickup or SUV could do it (not crossovers). 4x4 not required, 2WD is fine if dry. It's a nice warm-up to a larger/harder trail, or a good trail to try out a new rig. I would recommend anyone making their way up to Huntington Lake for camping/fishing/hiking, to drive just a little bit further to the top of Kaiser Pass (where this trail begins). If you are not in a 4x4/4x2 high clearance, just park up there, and do the 1.2 mile hike. The view is amazing and worth it. I was so surprised, I did not expect to see such a beautiful view in May. I plan on exploring more of Huntington Lake's many 4x4 trails. I cannot do Dusy/Ershim, or any difficult trails like that, but I was able to find plenty of trails to explore closer to China Peak. There is another excellent trail which is very easy if you just continue on the road to Rancheria Falls. It turns from gravel to dirt and then turns into a really nice beginner trail. It's perfect for an easy 1 hour adventure.

scenic driving
6 months ago

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Sun Oct 30 2016