Explore the most popular off road driving trails near Markleeville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

off road driving
11 days ago

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.

off road driving
24 days ago

The 4x4 road to Meadow Lake was closed off so we didn’t get to try it out. The other trail has big boulders in the path. Definitely need a lift for proper clearance. Beautiful area though! Lots of families fishing and swimming. Looks like tons of fun for that!

off road driving
24 days ago

We went south to north. It’s mostly like a fire road. However there are off shoots you can explore that are truly trails. We went down one that led to a beautiful marsh. Another was a rocky trail to a campfire spot. We also spotted heavily modified Jeepers coming off another off shoot - so we’re guessing they found a fun trail too! We’ll be back to explore other off shoots in the future.

I have been in there multiple times. Very rough road. takes about 45 minutes to get to east Carson river and hot springs. It is a five mile drive. you can exit to the north on a different route. Not good for someone who loves their vehicle, scratches will happen in the brush. Vehicle with clearance can make it, 4x4 when required in spring and early summer for water crossings. I highly recommend airing down your tires, I have taken chunks out of mine on this trail. I give it a 5 out of 10 on difficulty.

scenic driving
4 months ago

Drove it and fished the lakes with my Dad on a camping trip. The only time I was and will ever be in the area. Beautiful area....

off road driving
6 months ago

You won't like it ;) don't go here...no fun at all HAHAHA

off road driving
9 months ago

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.

Nice easy hike, can also driven or mountain biked easily depending on weather.

off road driving
10 months ago

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.

off road driving
11 months ago

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

off road driving
Thursday, 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

off road driving
Saturday, February 20, 2016

it's a little rough around the edges but totally doable.. Just make sure to have back up when going out there and also a spare tire. Not saying I got a flat but just to be safe.

off road driving
Monday, July 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

off road driving
10 days ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Saturday, September 12, 2015

hiking
Sunday, August 24, 2014