Chalk Bluff (Burlington Ridge)
This area is located on Hwy 20 and is accessible either via Grass Valley/Nevada City or
Interstate 80. The Grass Valley route is 8-10 miles shorter but the directions are easier
to give for the I-80 route. Take I-80 past Emigrant Gap, take the Hwy 20 exit going back
towards Nevada City/Marysville.
As soon as you take the exit, check your odometer and proceed 8.8 miles
and take a fairly sharp right turn onto gravel Rd 20/16 through an unlocked green gate.
This is the 'Last Chance Mine Rd' but is unmarked. The campsite is 0.2 miles in a clearing
on the right. This spot should hold 8 rigs or so with more camping available about 0.1
miles further up the road on the left if necessary. We have used the area on the left for
the last few years. Look for TBSA signs.
The primary OHV staging area is located 2.4 miles further up Hwy 20 on
the left. The main staging area does not allow overnight camping, but does have maps and
restroom facilities. This area offers miles and miles of nice, tight single-track and
logging/mining type roads. Note that all the trails and roads may be accessed with non
street legal bikes. Quads will have good riding on the dirt roads. Chas has extra maps of
the trail system.