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USDA Forest Service
Winter Recreation Program Coordinator
P.O. Box 942896
Sacramento CA 94296-0001
(916) 324-4442

Snowmobile Trailhead Locations

With more trails being groomed every year, Northern California is fast becoming one of the best winter recreation areas in the Western United States. Many of the trails are located in the Northern Sierra Nevada, and the Cascades which tends to accumulate the best early snowpack and retain it until late spring.

The majority of the good snowmobile riding is done between the 6,000 to 9,000-foot elevation on trails, winter-closed rural roads and in backcountry open play areas. The majority of groomed trails are located on US Forest Service lands.

Medicine Lake Link: US-97, northeast of Weed to Meiss Lake Road just south of Macdoel, proceed ¼ mile to Old Hwy 97 and go South for ½ mile to Red Rock Road. Turn left or East on Red Rock (Forest Road 15) and travel 28 miles to the park, (530) 398-4391.

Deer Mountain: US-97, northeast of Weed 10 miles to USFS Road 42N12 (Deer Mtn. Road), 3 miles south to park, (530) 398-4391.

Ashpan: Hwy-44/89, northeast 4 miles beyond the northern entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park, (530) 336-5521.

Fredonyer South: Hwy-36, midway between Westwood and Susanville, (530) 257-2141.

Morgan Summit:Hwy-36, ½ mile east of the southern entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park. (530) 258-2141.

Jonesville:HWY-32 31 miles north of Chico to Humboldt Road (Butte Meadows turn-off), 16 miles to park. (530) 258-2141. Swain Mountain: County Road 21, midway between Hwy-36 and HWY 44. (530) 258-2141.

Bogard: HWY-44, at the Caltrans Rest Area, 30 miles north of Susanville. (530) 258-2141.

Doorknob: HWY-139, west 5 miles on East-West Road from Tulelake, south 9 miles on USFS Road 10 (Hill Road), south 6 miles on USFS Road 49. From the south, take main road into Lava Beds National Monument off HWY-139, 14 miles west to USFS Road 49, 6 miles to park. (530) 667-2246.

North Tahoe Regional Park: I-80 to Truckee, HWY-267 13 miles south to HWY-28. West 2 miles to National Avenue. Right on National to Donner Street to park. (530) 546-4212.

Lake Davis: HWY-70, take West Street in Portola, north to Lake Davis Road, 7 miles to park (530) 836-2575.

Gold Lake: HWY-89, 2 miles south of HWY-70, Southwest up Gold Lake Highway to end of plowed road, approximately 5 miles. (530) 836-2575.

Bucks Summit: HWY-89, at west end of Quincy, take Bucks Lake Road 19 miles west to Park 2 miles before the park is the turn-off to Big Creek, which is 300 yards south on Big Creek Road. (530) 283-0555.

Big Creek: HWY-89 refers to directions for Bucks Summit. (530) 283-0555.

Four Trees: Contact USFS to confirm that the road is plowed. Groomed trails. (530) 283-0555.

La Porte: HWY-20 east from Marysville 12 miles to County Road E21. Northeast 50 miles to the park just beyond the town of La Porte. (916) 534-6500 or (530) 675-2462.

Pilgrim Creek: HWY-89, 33 miles east of McCloud, take Pilgrim Creek Road 5 miles north to park. (530) 964-2184.

Tamarack Ridge: HWY-168, 10 miles north-east of the town of Shaver Lake. Sno-Park parking permits are required (purchase in the town of Shaver Lake), (209) 841-3311.

Antelope Lake: Hwy-89, 6 miles south of Greenville, take County Road A22, (USFS Road 207) east to Taylorsville, east on Genese Road approximately 24 miles to Antelope Lake (or where plowed road ends). (530) 283-0555.

Hope Valley: HWY-88 at Blue Lakes Road, 3 miles west of the intersection of HWY-88 and HWY-89. (702) 882-2766.

Canyon Dam: Hwy-89, Boat Launch Ramp/ Parking Lot approximately 1 mile west of the intersection of HWY 147, and Hwy 89 (west side of dam). (530) 283-0555.

Lights Creek: HWY-89, Refers to directions for Antelope Lake, at Taylorsville, go north on North Valley Road 2 miles. Northeast on Diamond Mountain Road 5 miles (or to end of plowed road). (530) 283-0555.

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This recreational opportunity guide identifies snowmobile trailheads located in Northern California. For more information on exact directions, grooming conditions and services available, we recommend you use t
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