Pinnacles OHV Staging Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Pinnacles Staging Area sign

OHV Staging area on Highway 173 north of Lake Arrowhead. There is a vault toilet and a couple of picnic tables at the staging area along with ample parking and informational signs.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Picnicking and/or camping is not allowed. Propane stoves and lanterns are allowed with a California Campfire Permit. Campfires and/or Barbeque grills (wood and charcoal) are not allowed.
Operational Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees An Adventure Pass is required on vehicles parked at staging area. Adventure Passes are $5/day or $30/year. Interagency Passes also accepted. For more information, please visit our recreation pass page.
Permit Info: California Campfire Permit is required when using propane stoves and lanterns.
  • Vehicles on the OHV routes require either a license plate, red, or green sticker. Information for red and green sticker regulations and licensing requirements can be found at
  • No "Red Sticker" vehicles - May 1 through September 30
Water: none
Restroom: Vault toilet
Information Center:
Big Bear Discovery Center
40971 North Shore Drive, Highway 38
Fawnskin, CA 92333
Call (909) 382-2790

General Information


From Highway 18, turn north on Daley Canyon Rd. (east of Rimforest). Turn left on Highway 189. Turn right on Grass Valley Rd. and continue past the golf course. Look for a sign indicating Grass Valley Rd. turns left. Follow Grass Valley Rd. until it ends at Highway 173. Turn left on Highway 173. Drive 1 1/2-miles, turn right on Forest Road 3N34.

General Notes:

Recreation Map

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Picnic tables 4 Tables
Interpretive Site