Corral Canyon OHV

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Corral Canyon OHV Area

General Information

With over 50 miles of system OHV trails and roads that traverse through beautiful scenery and challenging terrain, you can find many of the OHV recreational opportunities conveniently located in Corral Canyon, as depicted in the OHV Area Use Map. This guide is designed to provide the off-highway vehicle enthusiast with information, regulations, and travel tips while using National Forest lands.

Trails in this area can vary in elevation and difficulty from 3,400 feet at Corral Canyon Campground to 4,169 feet at Bronco Peak. Off-highway vehicle recreation is just one of the many uses allowed on the National Forest. Please ride with care and always watch for other vehicles.

Off-Highway Vehicle Route Markers are found on designated OHV trails. On these markers you will find signs and decals designating the type of use recommended, level of difficulty, and system number which corresponds to the map and guide.  The OHV guide/map may be obtained at any forest office.  Markers with signs, or decals with a red slash mean the route is closed to that type of use.

Spark arresters are required year round.


Dry summers, steep slopes and dense vegetation characterize the Cleveland National Forest, and during hot summer months, wildfires are a constant threat. They destroy vegetation and endanger life and watersheds; Please do your part to protect your forest from wildfire threats.

If you are planning on camping outside of a campground you need Visitor Permit from a Forest Service Office. Wood fires and charcoal fires are prohibited. Use of portable liquid or solid fuel stoves is permitted. Stoves must be used in areas which have been cleared to a minimum of 3 feet in diameter from flammable vegetation. For information on permits, contact the Descanso Ranger Station.

Fire Safety

Your OHV must have a US Forest Service approved spark arrestor to ride on this National Forest. There are several companies that make legal Spark arrestor/Muffler combinations for 2 and 4-stroke engines. Before riding, if you are unsure about your spark arrestor, ask a Forest Service Officer or the manufacturer.

The external temperature of an exhaust pipe can reach 1000 degrees and grass ignites at about 400 degrees. Help reduce the hazard and risk of a grass fire. Please remember to:

  • Smoke only in enclosed vehicles or cleared areas
  • Not smoke while riding
  • Avoid tall grass, and other dry vegetation that might come in contact with hot vehicle parts
  • Stop often to clean grass and debris from skid pans and other grass catchers
  • Stop only in cleared areas
  • Not spin wheels unnecessarily
  • Not overfill fuel tanks
  • Use brakes cautiously. Locked or over-used brakes can overheat and ignite

Local Camping

Corral Canyon OHV Area offers two campgrounds with rustic conditions and a beautiful setting.

  • Corral Canyon Campground has 20 sites with fire rings and a vault toilet. There is no potable water in this campground.
  • Bobcat Meadow Campground has 20 sites with fire rings, and a vault toilet. There is no potable water in this campground.

Green Sticker Placement

California DMV no longer issues a renewal sticker, but instead a new OHV "license plate." This license plate must be affixed in a specific location on an off-highway vehicle.

Required placement of the license is as follows:

  • Motorcycles: On the left fork leg, either horizontal or vertical, visible from the left.
  • All Terrain Vehicles (ATV): On the left rear quadrant on permanent plastic or metal frame members visible to outside inspection.
  • Sand Rail, Rail type Buggies: On the left quadrant of metal frame, visible to the rear.
  • For better adhesion, clean surface thoroughly. Remove any old license plates.

Noise Regulation and Enforcement

The 101-dB(A) legal limit on sound produced by an off-highway vehicle is enforced in all areas of the Cleveland National Forest, including but not limited to the Corral Canyon OHV area. It is the OHV enthusiast's responsibility to know the rules and regulations and to abide by the laws enforced in this area. Information on these regulations can be obtained by visiting the California State Parks OHV Website.