The Dirt: Buckeye OSV Winter Trail



A new opportunity to recreate in a new way in the Bridgeport Ranger District. The OSV area extends 4.25 miles (8.5 miles out and back) from Twin Lakes Road, along Buckeye Road, all the way to Buckeye Campground. The National Forest Service has opened the area to many forms of winter recreation, including Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, winter fat biking, et cetera. These visitors will be sharing Buckeye Road with snowmobiles and other Over-Snow Vehicles. Volunteers have been requested to help maintain and groom the route. Please be aware of these volunteers, as well as other recreators, when you are enjoying the route.

Parking is available near Doc & Al's Resort on Twin Lakes Road, on the southern end of the OSV Trail. Motorized wheeled vehicle access is closed seasonally on Buckeye Road from Twin Lakes Road to the Buckeye Campground, from January through April 1st. There area limited amenities available during the winter months. Buckeye campground is closed during this time, however a vault toilet near Buckeye Hot Springs will be open if weather allows. Be sure to check weather conditions, snow levels, and grooming updates before enjoying the Buckeye OSV trail. 


From downtown Bridgeport, CA:

  • Head south on Twin Lakes Road for about 7 miles
  • Turn right onto Buckeye Road
  • Parking area should be on the right by Doc & Al's Resort

Rules of the Road

Land Manager: United States Forest Service

US Forest Service - Bridgeport Ranger District
HC62, Box 1000
Bridgeport, CA 93517

Motor vehicles are permitted on designated trails only - be respectful of seasonal wheeled-vehicle closures. Over-snow Vehicles are required to yield to all other users. Speed limit on trail is 15 mph!

Always plan ahead and prepare for uncertainty. Travel with warm clothing, first aid, food, water and appropriate tools to fix a problem. Traveling in groups is always a good idea, as well as informing someone of where you will be going.

  • Register Your Vehicle
  • Make sure your vehicle is equipped with a spark arrestor
  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Other Trail Users

Leave No Trace

Tread Lightly

Historic Preservation

Land Manager

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