Mt. Pinos Ranger District reopens OHV areas closed by winter storms

Release Date: Jun 2, 2023

Contact(s): Ariana Songer - Mt. Pinos Recreation Officer

Three Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Areas on the Mt. Pinos Ranger District – including Tecuyas, San Emigidio, and Brush Mountain – re-opened to the public June 1. All other Motor Vehicle Use Map seasonal road and trail designations will remain closed through August 15.
The Los Padres Storm Damage Incident Management Organization is actively working to repair and re-open the other remaining OHV areas damaged during this winter’s storms. Once repairs to these areas are complete, the district will work to possibly re-open all remaining closed areas by August 15 if not sooner. 
“The district OHV volunteer community has been instrumental in helping us to address the storm damage to our roads and trails,” said Mt. Pinos District Ranger Karina Medina. “We are so grateful for the groups and individuals who rallied together to complete surveys and repair work that allowed us to open a portion of the district to the recreating public.”

The Mt. Pinos Ranger District extended a special thanks to the following volunteers for their dedication and hard work: Mark Subbotin, Phil Pulley, John Burnham, Craig Carey, Cameron Carlson and Mary Looby. 

The following clubs and groups were also recognized for the contributions of their members: Bakersfield Trailblazers 4X4 Club, California Dual Sport Riders (2 Chapters), Frazier Park 4X4 Club, L.A. County Trail Crew 4X4 Club, Point Mugu 4X4 Club, Scouts West 4X4 Club – Grapevine Chapter, Ventura County Axle Snappers 4X4 Club, Ventura County Boy Scouts of America Troop 111, and the Ventura County Motorcycle Club.