Pinnacles OHV Staging Area

Area Status: Open
Image of the Pinnacles Staging Area sign

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

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol  Wood or charcoal fires or barbecues are only allowed n agency provided grills.  Gas/Propane appliances are permitted with fuel shut-off valve, stoves, fire-rings, etc. CA Campfire Permit: 
Operational Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Fees: U.S. Fee Area Logo An Adventure Pass ($5/day, $30/year) or Interagency Passes are required on vehicles parked at staging area. For more information, please visit our recreation pass page.
Permit Info: California Campfire Permit is required when propane stoves and lanterns are allowed.
  • 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
CA State Parks OHV Must have current registration and operating spark arrestor. You are required by the California Vehicle Code to have a spark arrester, maintained and in effective working order, whenever you are operating your OHV on any forest-covered land, brush-covered land, or grass-covered land.
Water: none
Restroom: Vault toilet
Information Center:
Mountain Top Ranger District | Big Bear Discovery Center
40971 North Shore Drive, Highway 38
P.O. Box 69
Fawnskin, CA 92333
1-909-382-2790 Thursday thru Monday. (Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

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

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



Interpretive Site:
Picnic tables: 4 Tables

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