Eel's Cliff

Total Miles


1,302.65 ft


4 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

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 of the river or lake to take a dip in before calling it a day. Would not recommend attempting the motorcycle trail portion with an adventure motorcycle during or after a rain. You won't find any cell phone reception past the initial twenty minutes, so make sure you have your onX Offroad maps downloaded.

Photos of Eel's Cliff

Eel's Cliff
Eel's Cliff
Eel's Cliff


There's a short section of technical riding, but most of the trail is on easy roads suitable for SUVs

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Status Reports

Jim Watson
Mar 15, 2024
Dirt Bike
Temporarily Closed
As of February 15, 2024, OHV trails and the Deer Valley Campground on the Upper Lake Ranger District are closed to provide for public safety per Forest Order 08-24-07.

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