Humbug OSV Trail

Area Status: Temporarily Closed

This OSV route is accessed from the Foresthill Divide OSV route, about a mile from the staging area at China Wall.

At a Glance

Restrictions: Difficulty Level:  Most Difficult Use level. Medium 
Closest Towns: Foresthill, Ca
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Trailhead Access: West Terminus-On the North Bloomfield Road, from Edwards Crossing, drive north one mile to the South Yuba Campground.

East Terminus-From the South Yuba River bridge at the east end of the town of Washington, travel north less than one mile, bear left, continuing on Washington Road.  After a short distance, turn left on Relief Hill Road (Rd. #36). 

The pavement ends 0.4 miles west.  Continue on the gravel road crossing Poorman Creek.

The trailhead is 0.1 miles beyond the creek (2 miles west of the South Yuba River bridge.).  

General Notes:

Topo Maps: North Bloomfield 7.5, Washington 7.5

Directions: The Humbug trail begins in Malakoff Diggins State Park, generally following Humbug Creek.  This trail is steep and difficult, and closed to Mountain Bikes.  It joins the South Yuba Trail just west of Humbug Creek, about ten miles west of Poorman Creek and 4.5 miles east of the South Yuba Campground.

For More Information: Tahoe National Forest

Yuba River Ranger District - South

631 Coyote Street

Nevada City, CA 95959

530-265-4531 (voice)

530-478-6118 (TDD) 


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  Area/Length : 
2.7 miles

  Elevation : 
2200 feet - 3000 feet