Monday, May 6, 2013

Nor Cal OHV, Enduro, Dual Sport Alert - Comment on Young's Corral OHV Trail Project

The Recreation HQ is issuing an ACTION ALERT for all those OHVers and dual-sport enthusiasts from around the county and elsewhere (including Canada, Europe, etc.) who have ridden on the Mendocino National Forest to send in a short comment letter regarding a very important project (comments due May 24) on the Young’s Corral OHV Trail Project.

Link to Project Description, etc.

The Upper Lake Ranger District is proposing to construct a short ½ mile section of trail to re-connect riding opportunities between the Upper Lake and Grindstone (e.g. Stonyford) Ranger Districts.  The proposed project will provide an important connector on the Mendocino OHV Corridor.  Currently, there is no legal access on this route due to easement issues with a private property owner.  To correct the issue and respect private property rights, the agency is proposing a short bypass that will, once again, allow casual use and permitted OHV/ dual-sport events on that route. 

After you review the project (it is basically just a one pager), please send a comment to the District Ranger, Lee Johnson, at:

Lee Johnson, District Ranger
Upper Lake Ranger District
Mendocino National Forest
10025 Elk Mountain Road
Upper Lake, CA 95485
Attn: Frank Aebly, Project Leader

Re: Young’s Corral OHV Trail Project

I support this proposed project to re-establish the connectivity of the Mendocino Off-Highway Vehicle Corridor. 

It addresses private property concerns and restores legal OHV recreation travel between the Grindstone and Upper Lake Ranger Districts for family OHV recreation and for long-standing events such as the SheetIron 300 Dual Sport Ride, Jackhammer Enduro, and the Cowbell Enduro.

Thanks for allowing me to comment on this important and much needed project.


Joe Trail Rider



HQ thanks you in advance to taking a few minutes to send in a comment.  Please forward this to your riding network.




  1. The correct email address to send comments to is:

  2. Thanks rubicon4wheeler... got it fixed.