Places to Camp and Ride in Southern California

OHV Guide - Azusa Canyon OHV Area

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.

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

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



Past Trips:

July 28th, 2013

Azusa Canyon OHV Area February 5, 2012 Maiden voyage with the 4x4 Diesel Dodge 2500

Azusa Canyon for a few hours with Punkin July 12, 2009

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 July 1, 2007 - 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.

Azusa Canyon September 4, 2006

Azusa Canyon May 21, 2006

General Information:

Street Legal Vehicles are required to have 4 wheel drive to enter the OHV area, They are only allowed certain number of 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.

  • Hours year round 8:00 - 4:30pm Saturday and Sunday


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. As of December 10th 2011 its closed for road work


page updated 5-22-2013