Places to Camp and Ride in Southern California

OHV Guide - Azusa Canyon OHV Area

Now OPEN to a Limited Amount of Vehicles 125 for the weekend of August 9-10, 2008 8am-4pm

Call number below for more info

*page last updated 7-08-08

Info: San Gabriel Canyon OHV Area offers up to 150 acres of diverse off-road opportunities. Water crossings, rocks, dirt roads and sand hills are some of the seasonally challenging experiences you will find. The assortment of physical terrain is unmatched anywhere in this area. Here you can truly enjoy the results of your California OHV funds at work.

Location: Southern California, between the 605 fwy and 57 fwy north of the 210 in the San Gabriel Valley. Take Azusa ave. north towards the mountains, up to the Morris reservoir or farther past the San Gabriel reservoir to the OHV area

GPS Positions and Pictures: click here

Pictures: Azusa Canyon OHV Area high quality pictures new 8-25-09



Past Trips:

Azusa Canyon OHV Area Underwater March 1, 2008

Azusa Canyon 7-15-07 - Evan and Stevo went with the bikes I loaned them the camera

Azusa Canyon OHV Area 7-1-07 - Evan and myself made it in :) Stevo showed up late and was turned away cause they met capacity.

Azusa Canyon OHV Area 6-24-07 - showed up too late they reached capcity, so only took some pictures from the side of the road.

September 4, 2006 Azusa Canyon OHV

May 21, 2006 Azusa Canyon OHV

General Information:

Street Legal Vehicles are required to have 4 wheel drive to enter the OHV area, They are only allowed 450 Vehicles in the OHV area, so get there early if you want to get in on busy weekends

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the area, and all vehicles must meet local, State and Federal laws. Registration and spark arrestors are required, and all ATV riders must wear a helmet.

San Gabriel Canyon OHV area is only open on weekends and holidays. All visitors are required to be out of the area by sunset. Hours may vary due to changing weather conditions. This area may be closed at any time due to high river flow.

  • Summer Hours:  Usually the first week of May to last week of October - Entrance gate opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m. All vehicles must exit the area by sunset.

  • Winter Hours: Usually the last week of October to last week of April - Entrance gate opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 4:00 p.m. All vehicles must exit the area sunset.


Fees are charged daily including holidays.

  • Primary vehicle - $8.00.

  • Secondary vehicle (such as dirt bikes or ATV's hauled on a trailer) - $5.00

The fees charged here are used by the Forest Service to maintain and improve this area.


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Also in the Area:

Rincon Shortcut Trail, about 1 mile past the OHV staging area on the left is the entrance, a locked gate adventure pass and combination required.

More Information:

San Gabriel OHV Entrance Station
Highway 39 (626) 910-1235 (recording) USDA - Forest Service

San Gabriel River Ranger District
110 N. Wabash Ave.
Glendora, CA 91741 (626) 335-1251

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*page last updated 8-25-09