Places to Camp and Ride in Southern California

OHV & Camping Guide - Kennedy Meadows

Info: Located in the Sequioa National Forest off highway 395 just past Ridgecrest up a very steep and narrow nine mile canyon, mostly intermediate -> advance "motorcycle only" trails a couple 4x4 and quad trails camp in Troy Meadows or Fish Creek for OHV staging and access to trail system, most the riding seems to be for motorocycles, although there are a lot of 4x4 trails quads and non street legal vehicles didn't seem to be allowed, If you plan to stay at one of the "free" overflow campground a fire permit is require, check with the local fire station for current conditions and rules.


1. From 395 Freeway just north of the town of Ridgcrest past where it joins the 14 fwy you take nine mile canyon road up into the mountains about 20-30 miles depending on where you want to camp and from there you will be in the 6000-8000ft range, most of the OHV riding and campgrounds with access to trails are from the Fish Creek or Troy Meadows campground, and most the trails I would only 18" or less wide.

*Nine Mile Canyon road is a very steep and narrow road, I wouldn't recommend it for large vehicle and or large trailers, some spots in the road were less than (2) lanes wide.

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Pictures: Hi Res Pictures of Kennedy Meadows




Past Trips:

Kennedy Meadows - Troy Meadows June 23-24, 2009

Weather: (approx area)

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