10 miles northwest of Redding, the Chappie-Shasta Off-Highway area
offers 200 miles of roads and trails over 52,000 acres for off-road
enthusiasts. Elevation within this area ranges from 600 to 5000 feet
with a wide variety of topography, soil, and vegetation types. The
southeastern portions offer rocky and challenging terrain, while the
more remote northwestern portions offer scenic views of Mt. Shasta,
Lake Shasta, and the Trinity Alps.
is also available adjacent to the staging area below Shasta Dam for a
minimal fee. Due to Homeland Security guidelines, an access permit must
be acquired at least 72 hours in advance in order to cross Shasta Dam. Permits
are free and available throught the Shasta Dam Bureau of Reclamation
(BOR). The Copley Mountain staging area is now open as an alternate
entrance to Chappie-Shasta OHV Area. No permit is required to access
the Copley Mountain staging area.