San Gabriel Canyon OHV Brochure
The San Gabriel Canyon Off-Highway Vehicle Area is located 11 miles north of Azusa on Highway 39. Over 160 acres of rocky, sandy river bottom await users of 2, 3 and 4-wheeled OHVs. The OHV and obstacle course area is open Saturday's, Sundays, and major holidays at 8 a.m. ALL VISITORS MUST EXIT BY 4:30. Special closures may occur on weekdays or if unusually high water, wildfire or capacity crowds occur.
To make a reservation please click on the following link:
Facilities and Services
Access into the San Gabriel Canyon OHV Area is through the Staging Area located along Highway 39. Parking restrooms are provided. Foodservice is available at Camp Williams in the East Fork of San Gabriel Canyon. The nearest towing and gas services are located in Azusa.
San Gabriel Canyon OHV Area has implemented a timed ticket reservation system. Reservations are now required through Recreation.gov. There are two types of tickets available - Primary Vehicle, and Secondary Vehicle. There's a fee of $8 for each primary vehicle and $5 for each secondary vehicle. Recreation.gov applies a $2 processing charge for each ticket purchase. We will not be selling adventure passes from the OHV area at this time.
A Primary Vehicle is any vehicle driven into the OHV area under its own power. A secondary vehicle is any vehicle trailered or hauled into the OHV area by a primary vehicle. Secondary vehicle tickets are only valid when purchased in conjunction with a primary vehicle ticket purchase.
Tickets may be purchased until 3 pm the day of the reservation.
If you do not have a reservation you will be denied entry. If you have a reservation and your vehicle does not meet state requirements - current registration, approved spark arrestor or muffler system, and any other protective equipment required by the State of California for off-highway vehicle operation, you will be denied entry.
PLEASE PRINT OR SCREENSHOT YOUR PURCHASED TICKET BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME. THERE IS NO CELL PHONE SERVICE AVAILABLE AT THE SAN GABRIEL CANYON OHV AREA.
OHV Regulation Guidance
For off-highway vehicle regulations and use guidance please visit the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation webpage at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov
Angeles National Forest - San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Motor Vehicle Use Maps
Occasionally areas may be closed due to emergency situations, for resource protection, or during specific seasons when disturbances may drive animals from important habitat. These closures are usually temporary, and your patience and cooperation is appreciated. For more information on these closures, follow the Alerts and Notices link on this website for closures.
Are You Leaving a Good Impression?
In and around developed sites, give other recreationist the space and quiet you would appreciate. By law you are permitted to exit and enter campgrounds, but not to play on ATV’s and dirt bikes within a campground. If your muffler is not quiet, push your machine into and out of a campground, with the engine shut off.
Respect and Protect the Land!
Stream banks and lakeshores are especially sensitive areas and easily susceptible to damage. These riparian areas provide water, food and shelter to wildlife.
- Please cross streams at a 90° angle at a slow speed, and do not travel up and down stream channels.
Stay on the Trail!
Cutting switchbacks, taking shortcuts or hillside climbing may be a challenge, but once vehicle scars are established other vehicles follow the same ruts and do long-lasting damage. Rains cause further damage by washing deep gullies in tire ruts. Valuable vegetation and critical wildlife habitat is lost, and permanent and unsightly scars result.
- Staying on trails helps protect the land.
You Can Help!
Are you interested in becoming a Trail Host or Adopt-a-Trail volunteer? The Trail Host Program enlists volunteers to provide on-site information to other OHV users. The Adopt-a-Trail Program works with groups and organizations to develop projects such as trail construction and maintenance. Contact your local Forest Service office for more information.
Alerts & Warnings
- NEW! Office Updates - Need Info or Passes?
- Forest Service Road Closures
- Additional Damage to Roads/Trails Due to Tropical Storm Hilary
- Fire Danger: HIGH
- Temporary Closures (Bobcat Fire)
- Driving to the Forest?
- Advisory: Hiking at High Elevations
- Planning to Camp? (Stay Limits & Dispersed Camping Restrictions)