|Typically Open:||Year Round|
|Permit Information:||Permit Required - Click Here|
(EASY - EXTREME)
|Highest Elevation:||1500 feet|
|Duration:||About 2 hours|
|Shape of Trail:||Out & Back|
|Best Direction to Travel:||N/A|
|Nearest Town w/ Services:||Azusa|
|Official Road Name:||Azusa Canyon OHV or San Gabriel Canyon OHV|
|Management Agency:||US Forest Service|
|District:||Angeles National Forest|
Mud... and lots of it. Azusa Canyon is an infamous OHV area for its very large mud pits that are deep enough to swallow a monster truck. Even though many people go out to this area in their Razors, 4x4, and quads to play in the dirt and hills, most people find themselves heading to the south end of the park to the mud pits where the action is always at. Saturdays in Azusa are rather quiet, but Sundays starting around noon get absolutely crazy.
Severe conditions. Extreme caution recommended. Impassable by stock vehicles. Winching required. Trail building necessary. May be impassable. Impassable under anything but ideal conditions. Vehicle damage probable. Personal injury possible. Extreme caution necessary.Read more about our rating system
|Spring:||The area has warm days with cool nights, but you need to check on the water level in the resevor.|
|Summer:||The area can get hot with highs around 100, with cool nights|
|Fall:||The area has warm days with cool nights|
|Winter:||The area can be warm with cool nights, but you need to check on the water level in the resevor.|
A fee of $8.75 for each primary vehicle and $5 for each secondary vehicle will be charged to access the park. Tow vehicle and trailer parking run out quickly, make sure you get there early.
These are the only bathrooms in the area which means if you got to go, you have to make it all the way back here.
Once a boat ramp, now the cement drop down into the OHV area.
A few years back, a group of people built the obstacle course. This little play area has obstacles from easy to harder then most built rigs can do.
River Crossing to the OHV area. The water is about 18 inches deep and has large rocks on the bottom. Go slow and pay attention to what is under the water. Always cross in the crossing perpendicular to the creek and never drive up or down the creek. There is a very large fine if you fail to obey this rule.
2nd River Crossing when heading towards the south end of the OHV area. Always cross in the crossing perpendicular to the creek and never drive up or down the creek. There is a very large fine if you fail to obey this rule.
One of the couple large open areas where you could carry a high speed if you wanted.
There are several hill climb areas in the OHV park. If unsure about a turn around spot, please back down. Many people roll their vehicles on the hills.
There are several hill climb areas in the OHV park. This one is on the west side of the mud pits and is a great spot to take a break to watch the action if you can make it up.
The mud pits can easily get over 10 feet deep. Never just drive into the mud without testing or observing others driving through the area first. When playing in the mud, the odds of you getting stuck are high. Always travel in pairs / play as a group, have a good winch, and carry a much higher capacity tow straps w/ D-Links.
Starting Point: Azusa, CA