Beginner Offroad Trails Near Fresno

Chepo Saddle 6S13

This is a Sierra foothill road near Bass Lake, which is not visible on this trek. It is a clear dirt road with very little pinstriping. Some rutting but very manageable. There are several ways…
Total Miles
11.5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

The Rut

This is a lightly traveled trail with a dirt floor. Uneven, rutted dirt trail with erosion. Potential water crossings up to a foot deep, in the winter, and in some spots the rut is 3ft…
Total Miles
2.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su

Deadman Pass

Total Miles
2.4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su

Mammoth Lakes Overlook

This is an incredibly scenic trail that takes you high above the town of Mammoth Lakes. The trail starts near the New Shady Rest campground and soon climbs in elevation. The trail starts off as…
Total Miles
9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Sp

Obsidian Dome

The Obsidian dome is one of the many places where one can experience the immensity and the history of the volcanic activity in the Mammoth Lakes area. The road starts out paved but quickly turns…
Total Miles
4.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Buttermilk Country

Climb along the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and explore side roads into the John Muir Wilderness. Buttermilk Road may have some traffic heading to a popular climbing area. Camping allowed on…
Total Miles
15.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su

Hot Creek Geological Site

From Big Springs Campground, this is a fast and run route to an amazing natural hot creek! Complete with sizzling hot springs (careful, too hot to touch) that are a beautiful aqua color. Two-track roads…
Total Miles
20
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Su

Dobie Canyon Run

This is comprised of primarily fire roads with plenty of 2 trackside trails and even single-track if you are on two wheels. Fast-paced, easy-riding with GREAT views and a cool old "ghost" ranch house. Elevation…
Total Miles
34.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

3S151 Crowley Lake Trail

A scenic trail that winds it way from the North of Crowley Lake down towards the South-East section of the lake. This trail has side spurs to approach and park on the beaches of Crowley…
Total Miles
6.5
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

3S151 Side Spur Trail To Beach

A quick drive off the main trail to reach the beach and park on the shoreline. From there you can enjoy the beach and hike to see the beautiful Crowley Columns scattered throughout Crowley Lake…
Total Miles
0.5
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Copper Mountain

Climb along the side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains above Mono Lake on this beautiful SUV route. Check out views of the valley as well as Lundy Lake, and make time to visit an abandoned…
Total Miles
8.7
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su

Rowdy Cow

This is a lightly traveled dirt road with some ruts, loose rock, slight inclines, and narrow passages due to brush. Other challenges include snow in the winter snow and water crossings up to a foot…
Total Miles
3.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Soda Creek Logging Camp

From Hwy 4 side the all-day adventure was on ungraded logging roads. They still log here on these roads so please drive slow and be aware of logging trucks possibly coming at you. You will…
Total Miles
17.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Movie Road, Alabama Hills

Total Miles
20
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su

Silver Canyon Road

Silver Canyon Road is a seasonal, one-lane road connecting Bishop, CA to the high alpine White Mountain Road and up to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. It is best run east to west in late…
Total Miles
10.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Monache Meadows

Total Miles
8.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su

Berdoo Canyon Road

This is a fantastic trail that can be run in either direction. The trail is relatively easy, but there are a few obstacles that can give you trouble if you don't have enough clearance and…
Total Miles
23
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa