The Rincon Shortcut Off-Highway Vehicle Route Brochure

Angeles Rincon Shortcut Off-Highway Vehicle Route

The Rincon Shortcut Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) route is a 24-mile dirt route (Forest roads 2N23, 2N24), accessible by visitor permit only. This route is recommended only for OHVs, and may be entered from San Gabriel Canyon (Highway 39) on the east, or the Angeles Crest Highway (Highway 2) on the west. It is open year-round except during adverse weather, special events or wildfires.

PERMITS
• Visitor permits are free and may be obtained at any of the offices listed on this handout.
• To obtain a permit you must be at least 18years of age and present a valid driver’s license.
• Permits may be valid for up to 14 consecutive days after the date of issue.
• All vehicles entering the OHV route must have current registration.
• All vehicles with license plates must have an Adventure Pass if parked.

CAMPING
There are no services along this route except for the developed campground at Spring Camp. Three tables, a stove and vault toilet are provided. Camping is on a first come, first served basis, and no fee is charged. This is a dry camp, so bring your own water! 

Camping is also allowed along the route. When camping along the route, all vehicles (motorcy-cles, ATVs and 4x4s) must stay on the road. 

Open wood fires and barbecues are not permitted outside developed Forest Service camp-grounds and picnic areas. Only portable stoves using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel may be used outside developed sites, and a California Campfire permit is required for their use. Fire restrictions may be imposed during high fire danger. Free Campfire Permits and current fire restriction information may be obtained at any Forest Service office. Permits may be obtained at any Forest Service office.

Although a Campfire Permit is not required when camping at Spring Camp, it is recommend¬ed that you obtain one.


RULES OF THE TRAIL
• You must have your Visitor Permit in your possession at the time of your visit.
• Stay on the designated route at all times.
• Riding is limited to 1/2 hour before sunrise and 1/2 hour after sunset unless your vehicle is equipped with proper lighting (working head and taillights).
• Operating any motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is prohibited.
• After entering a closed gate you are required to close and lock it behind you.

Do not block gates.
• All ATVs and motorcycles must be equipped with Forest Service approved spark arresters which are properly installed and maintained.
• All vehicles must display current DMV registration (green sticker, red sticker or street license).
• All state laws apply.

HELP PROTECT YOUR RIGHT TO RIDE!
• Be courteous share the trail.
• Avoid hill climbing and wetlands.
• Respect wildlife.
• Keep your sound down.
• Keep your route trash free.

FOR PERMITS AND MORE INFORMATION:


SAN GABRIEL RIVER RANGER DISTRICT
110 N. Wabash Ave.,
Glendora CA 91741
(626) 335-1251

CRS (800) 735-2922 (Voice)

CRS (800) 735-2929 (TDD/TTY)

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

SAN GABRIEL CANYON OHV AREA
Highway 39 (626) 910-1235
8 a.m. 4 p.m. Weekends and Holidays

Issued: 7/11
 





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