Best Snowmobile in California

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1

California, Mono County

01 :02 hrs
4.9 mi
230.3999 ft
Unknown

The Mammoth Lakes area of the eastern Sierras offers winter visitors endless opportunities for recreation including miles and miles of trails for snowmobilers to explore. The trail begins on the Sawmill Cutoff Road and heads north to the intersection with trail #3S33. The trail then leads past the Inyo Craters which which are two small volcanic craters. There are also some fun play areas located along the trail. The trail is rated as intermediate and does feature a steady climb up to the craters. Check with the local agencies before setting out for updates on the current trail conditions and snow depth.

2

California, Plumas County

03 :59 hrs
40.5 mi
562.5791 ft
Unknown

This 40-mile ride explores a large area in the Plumas National Forest by following multiple snowmobile trails in the Bucks Lake trail system. The ride starts at Bucks Summit and follows a series of groomed trails including the Gravel Range and Grizzly Summit trails to complete the loop. Riders will enjoy lots ups and downs and twists and turns that make for a fun and scenic ride. This trip covers a large area and multiple trails so to ensure safety, be sure to check with the forest service regarding current trail and snow conditions.

3

California, Alpine County

03 :14 hrs
15.5 mi
514.376 ft
Unknown

This scenic snowmobile route follows Highway 4 from the sno-park east of Bear Valley all the way to the top of Ebbetts Pass in Stanislaus National Forest. The 15-mile trip starts with just minor ups and downs but then there is a steady climb up towards the pass during the last 5 miles that offers some great views. The route is groomed and is used for Nordic skiing as well so be courteous and aware of other users on the trail. There is a $5 fee required to access the trail from the sno-park and these can be obtained online.

4

California, Mono County

02 :08 hrs
10 mi
382.28394 ft
Unknown

The Mammoth Lakes area of the eastern Sierras offers winter visitors endless opportunities for recreation including miles and miles of trails for snowmobiling. This route starts at the Caltrans trailhead on the north side of Highway 203 and heads north for 10 miles. The trail is rated as intermediate. Check with the local agencies before setting out for updates on the current trail conditions and snow depth.

5

California, Calaveras County

01 :55 hrs
9.3 mi
226.80298 ft
Unknown

Spicer Sno-Park is located just off of Highway 4 in Stanislaus National Forest and offers access some some fun snowmobile trails that lead to scenic alpine lakes. The route to Spicer Meadow Reservoir follows Spicer Meadow Road from the parking area for over 9 miles to the Spicer Meadow Reservoir. The ride follows gentle terrain with only gradual declines and inclines along all groomed trails but visitors should still check on current snow conditions and trail status before setting out on machines. Parking at the sno-park does require the purchase a day permit for a small fee.

6

California, Plumas County

01 :49 hrs
18.5 mi
174.70703 ft
Unknown

This 18-mile loop explores the beautiful backcountry of the Plumas National Forest by following multiple snowmobile trails in the Bucks Lake trail system. The ride starts at Bucks Summit and follows Cutoff/Lookout Rock, Willow Creek, and Upper Daniels trails to complete the loop. Riders will enjoy lots of mild ups and downs and twists and turns that make for a fun and scenic ride. This trip features multiple trail segments so to ensure safety, check with the forest service regarding current trail and snow conditions for each trail.

7

California, Plumas County

02 :12 hrs
11.1 mi
218.67407 ft
Unknown

Millcreek Trail is a scenic out-and-back trail that is part of the Bucks Lake trail system of Plumas National Forest. The trail branches off of the Grizzly Loop trail and heads north to the Bald Eagle area. The Millcreek trail is only groomed to Chuck Rock and then becomes ungroomed as it approaches the Bald Mountain area. The Bald Mountain area offers dispersed riding opportunities with open areas, some hill climbs, and great views of the Sacramento Valley. The trail is groomed but always check with the forest service before heading out for updates on current trail and snow conditions.

8

California, Calaveras County

01 :52 hrs
9.1 mi
263.3921 ft
Unknown

Spicer Sno-Park is located just off of Highway 4 in Stanislaus National Forest and offers access some some fun snowmobile trails that lead to scenic mountain lakes. The route to Union Reservoir follows Spicer Meadow Road from the parking area for almost 8 miles to a three-way junction. From here riders will head north for another mile to Union Reservoir. The ride follows gentle terrain with only gradual declines and inclines, all along groomed trails, but visitors should still check on current snow and trail conditions before setting out on machines. A daily fee is required for parking at Spicer Sno-park.

9

California, Placer County

01 :25 hrs
6.9 mi
464.84814 ft
Unknown

This scenic snowmobiling route starts from Blackwood Canyon Sno-Park on the west side of Highway 89 in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The route follows Barker Pass Road which starts as a gradual climb up the canyon but eventually steepens as it leads to the top of the pass where riders will enjoy awesome views down below. The area requires a permit for Blackwood Canyon Sno-Park which is available online through the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division or from local snowmobiling vendors.

10

California, Siskiyou County

00 :57 hrs
9.3 mi
153.64392 ft
Unknown

The Tri-Forest Snowmobile trail system consists of four snowmobile parks that are linked by over 250 miles of Groomed Trails over three forests in northern California. Deer Mountain Chuck Best Snowmobile Park provides access to the trails from the west and features some fun and scenic loop rides for riders of all skill levels. The short loop is less than 10 miles and follows groomed trails around the base of Deer Mountain. The trail is fairly flat with no avalanche risk.

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