Motorized Vehicle Rules As a visitor to the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, you are asked to follow certain rules. These rules are designed to protect the Forests and the natural environment, to ensure the health and safety of visitors, and to promote pleasant and rewarding outdoor recreation experience for all visitors. Forest Officers are empowered to enforce the Federal Regulations that the rules listed in the brochure are taken from. Please take time to read and understand them.
Register your vehicle. Resident and non-resident stickers are needed to ride in California Forests.
Get a Forest Service approved muffler with a spark arrestor. You cannot ride on the forest without one!
Stay out of Wilderness AreasÃ¢â‚¬â€they are ALWAYS closed to motorized vehicles .
Avoid running over trees, shrubs, and grasses.
Stay on designated routes.
Stay off soft, wet roads and trails that can be easily torn up by vehicles.
Travel around meadows and steep hillsides because these areas are easily scarred.
Stay away from wild animals rearing young or suffering from food shortage. Stress can be hard on them.
Obey gate closures and regulatory signs.
Get permission to travel across private land.
Buildings with Ã¢â‚¬Å“no trespassingÃ¢â‚¬Â signs should not be entered. Report any vandalism to the proper authorities.
Wear your protective gear: helmets; gloves; etc.
Do not ride double unless your vehicle is equipped for double riders.
Pack out what you pack in! DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t litter.