Mendocino Discovery Corridor

Total Miles
43.6

Elevation

1,747.95 ft

Duration

--

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

A 44 mile east to west route through Mendocino National Forest. Starting at Stonyford OHV Staging Area and ending at Middle Creek OHV Staging Area. Great views of mountains, valleys, and Clear Lake towards the end. Campsites are plentiful along the route. The trail does get increasingly narrow as you traverse previous wildfire deadfall and debris. Phone service is spotty at best; make sure to download offline maps for the area.

Difficulty

(Winter Run): Both ends of the trail are fairly easy (3) but the middle section of the trail was covered in snow and mud boosting the difficulty to at least a (4-5). Expect pinstripes from the narrow track and deadfall lining the trail. Some areas are not well maintained and need trees/limbs cleared away to progress.

Technical Rating

5

Status Reports

Roman Nikita
Feb 24, 2024
4x4
Obstructed
Downed Tree
Impassable Water Crossing
Alexander Morales
Jan 15, 2024
4x4
Obstructed
Downed Tree
Broken Down Vehicle
Tyler littlefield
Nov 24, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Muddy/Wet
Jared Vollmer
Nov 21, 2023
4x4
Obstructed
Downed Tree

Access Description

If meeting up with other vehicles, there are staging areas at both ends of the track. It is recommended to travel East to West on this trail.

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