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Cyrus Canyon OHV Area

Motorized - ATV Trail
better be ready to turn on the landing – Cody Norris

ADA Accessibility Notes

Accessible vault toilets at north end of parking area.

Cyrus Canyon Track in the southern Sierra Nevada is available for public use without a fee. This is one of the only free OHV tracks on federal land in the United States, and possibly the only one in California. Located on the northeast side of Lake Isabella just a short distance from Sierra Way, this track provides a place for OHV riders to test their skills, stay tuned up when trails are snowed in, or just go out and have some fun.

This track is located on the Kern River Ranger District, Sequoia National Forest. More information can be found at the Sequoia National Forest website.

This is a 1.5 mile OHV track open for All Terrain Vehicles, quads and motorcycles located off of Cyrus Canyon Road, on the east side of Lake Isabella. Cyrus Canyon OHV track is a great opportunity for family outings, race practice or even an organized race. If someone is interested in holding an event at the track, they must apply for a special use permit through the Kern River Ranger District at (760)379-5646.

The track offers a variety of challenges for the more experienced rider, and a small flat area provides a safe place for beginners.

Facilities: The area includes a large parking area and a vault toilet, public information station, a beginners motorcycle area, and an area for spectators with picnic tables. There is no water available at this site. Little shade is available so bring your own!

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are allowed on leashes on National Forest land. Pets are allowed in the parking and observation area, but not on the track.

Trail Distance

1.5 mile loop and separate beginner area.

Trail Rules and Restrictions

A valid California green/red sticker is required on all off-road vehicles operating on all public lands. Approved safety helmets must also be worn by all riders. California state noise restrictions (96 db) apply. A Forest Service approved spark arrestor is also required.

The trail is directional (a map is attached in the "docs" tab next to the photos on this website), and runs counterclockwise. Just follow the arrows once you are there. The beginner's area is before the parking area on the drive in, and it is a great place for people to learn.

Trailhead Access and Parking

Large parking area.


Trail Difficulty

Easy - Suggested for all riders

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