Beginner Offroad Trails Near California

Canyon Rim Road

This route travels from just outside Thomas, WV connecting back to WV 48. The route is not well maintained and has varying terrain. Mud and natural rock make up the base with some small washes…
Total Miles
8.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Parsons to Stone Lake Run

This beautiful twisting winding country gravel road leads from Parsons to Stone Lake Run and eventually down to Bear Haven Campgrounds in Otter Creek Recreational Area. Many gorgeous rock overhangs narrow shelf roadways entire route…
Total Miles
4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Canaan Loop

Canaan Loop is a 2 way trail passing through the Monongahela National Forest entering or exiting from either WV 32 or Black Water Falls State Park. A mix of dense rhododendron, evergreen, and hardwood foliage…
Total Miles
13.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Su / Sp

River Road

A county dirt track running primarily along the Shavers Fork River in Randolph and Tucker counties. The majority of the track lies in Monongahela NF. Careful attention should be paid to private property boundaries along…
Total Miles
24.9
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

The Road Across The Sky

The Road Across The Sky, FR75, is in Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia. The road runs North-South through the Dolly Sods Wilderness. The Bear Rocks is on the summit of the plateau, and completely necessary…
Total Miles
14.6
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Piney Rail Trail

This is an old railroad bed that a local club leases and maintains. It's gravel for the most part, with some hill climbs and water holes along the way. The bridges can be scary for…
Total Miles
23.5
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa / Wi / Sp

Osceola Spruce Knob

The route travels primarily through Monongahela NF on maintained FS gravel roads. A section of the route passes through private land and rolling farmland on gravel road. The accent from the Forest Service Road to…
Total Miles
26.1
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Old Mine

Maintained gravel forest service route that travels from the Cheat Bridge area to US 250. This section was once a large strip. The route passes along the Cheat River and then up in elevation with…
Total Miles
13.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Mower East

This a seasonal route that runs from the outskirts of Cass, WV across the mountain to Cheat Bridge. The higher elevation is dominated by dense spruce forest, moss, and ferns. The route is a maintained…
Total Miles
17.5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

MD Green Ridge to Gorge Trail

Wide freshly grated gravel road with massive incline changes. Portions of the trail can be steep at times. As you follow the gorge you will pass the camp spots along the river. beautiful overlooks multiple…
Total Miles
4.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Westside Road

Westside Road travels along the western slope of Shenandoah mountain in WV. Be respectful while travelling through private property, from WV Co Route 34 to the National Forest boundary. The route is generally dirt with…
Total Miles
12.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Hornet

Hornet descends out the back forest of George Washington National Forest to Hawk Campground. Many dispersed campsites can also be found past the Hawk Recreation and Picnic area. The road down is mostly gravel with…
Total Miles
2.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Hawk

Hawk run is a meandering forest road that crosses through some private property as it climbs Spring Mountain along the border of Virginia and West Virginia. The road is mostly gravel with some dirt and…
Total Miles
6.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Vances Cove

Vances Cove trail is a meandering gravel road starting at Cold Spring Gap. Descending into the valley along cold spring creek. The road can become washed out in some areas after heavy rain, as the…
Total Miles
9.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Dry Gap Ridge

Dry Gap is a short step, out and back trail climbing along a ridge leading to a cell tower. The beginning climb is the most challenging part due to its steep nature; 4WD is recommended.…
Total Miles
1.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa