Beginner Offroad Trails Near San Francisco

Cement Creek

This trail has great views throughout with a spectacular view of Lake Berryessa at its highest elevation point. Expect to drive dirt, gravel and mud along the out and back trail. There are also many…
Total Miles
11.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa

Devilhead Road

This is an easy fire road in dry weather and a fun mud run in wet weather. The road doubles as the southern entrance to Knoxville OHV and further on, Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument.…
Total Miles
3.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa

Dunnigan Hill

The main connector between the north and south entrances of the Knoxville OHV area. Very active with power sports vehicles, as many marked and unmarked trails crisscross this trail. An easy trail with good views…
Total Miles
14.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa

Bear Valley Road Trail

Easy dirt trail with connections to the Berryessa Snow Mountain Monument area Trails with wildflower sights in Spring and the main road to The Wilbur Hot Springs. Beautiful scenery of the Bear Valley in Lake…
Total Miles
13.9
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Walker Ridge Road to Indian Valley Reservoir Road

Walker Ridge Road is one of the main entrances to the Indian Valley Reservoir (CDFW), and the Walker Ridge Recreation Area (BLM). The road is gravel and accessible by most high clearance vehicles. There are…
Total Miles
9.2
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Cold Spring

This trail will take you to a wetland area where multiple springs emerge from the mountainside. There is a dispersed camping area at the end where it turns into some hiking trails that give an…
Total Miles
0.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Bartlett Springs Road

Bartlett Springs Road begins southeast of Mendocino National Forest and boasts excellent views. This route passes through BLM land, and there are plenty of offshoots from the trail. There are also opportunities for camping, hiking,…
Total Miles
9.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp / Wi

Mendo-Lake Road

An easy scenic route over mountain ridges through South Cow Mountain OHV that connects lakeport to Ukiah. This is the main dirt road through cow mountain that has multiple harder trails off either side and…
Total Miles
12.4
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Eel's Cliff

This route will take you from Upper Lake all the way to Eel River/Lake Pillsbury. It begins with great views of the valley, plenty of camping and resting spots in-between, and ends with your choice…
Total Miles
46.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Old Coast Road

Total Miles
9.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi

Letts Lake

This trail is a little less than 4 miles and leads to Letts Lake and campground. As the only lake in the lower half of Mendocino NF, it is worth visiting. There are four campsites…
Total Miles
3.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi