Sierra National Forest

Dinkey Creek OHV Area

Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) users will find many opportunities for off-highway enjoyment in the Sierra National Forest. Become familiar with OHV laws, restrictions, and closures. Respect private property, wildlife and other forest visitors. Always operate your vehicle in a safe, responsible manner.
The Sierra National Forest offers a variety of trail riding experiences. In general, off-highway vehicles can operate on any road or trail that is designated with an OHV marker (a jeep symbol). California Vehicle Code and Green Sticker laws apply on all National Forest roads.


Swamp OHV Route: For the experienced drivers. Long wheel base vehicles recommended only from Exchequer Meadow to Hatch Lake trail junction. The route is approximately 9 miles and takes 4.5 hours to drive.

To get there take Hwy 168 east of Clovis to the Dinkey Creek Road (just before your get to Shaver Lake). Follow the Dinkey Creek Road east to Dinkey Creek. At Dinkey Creek turn on the McKinley Grove Road. Travel 2.5 miles to the Swamp Lake Vehicle Route. Turn north and follow the dirt road 3 miles to the fork in the road. At the fork, turn left and drive 1.1 miles until it forks again. Take the left fork .8 miles to the trailhead gate.

Follow this link (PDF) for more information on Swamp OHV Route.