Easy to moderate trail around Northern California

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  1. ChrisAwesome

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    Hi, I will have about 2 days with young kids alone, I'm thinking of hitting some easy to moderate trail around Northern California, or maybe Nevada. Any recommendations?

    I read about Mendocino National Forest - is that good place to go to?
     
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    Are you going to be up by Clear Lake any way? Or just want trails within a few hours of home?

    Cow Mountain has some easy stuff. Then there even a couple up by Berryessa and I could get you info on ones near Mendo, but they won't be from experience, just a cool trail book I have.

    If you are up for the Sierras @skunked could give you some tips.

    I've also been over to the Mammoth area and there are some great easy/moderate trails there as well.
     
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    Mendocino is doable, some steep stuff. If it is open - some/most of the motorcycle trails are closed due to fires. You can map out long fun routes there.

    When are you going?
     
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    I live in San Jose, looking for a trail that's not too far from home - let's say less than 5 hours drive one way.
    End of March 2020.
     
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    Slick rock was easy, good camping for kids. You can run the trail multiple times in a day and camp at either end or along the trail.

    A bit of a drive for you but hell hole trail is great for taking the kids camping in my opinion, camping at the resivuar was fun.

    Deer valley trail up by Kirkwood I've heard is fun for more stock type rigs, never made it out to that trail though.
     
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    Hollister Hills.
     
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    bmxbryant9 Let's go wheelin Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    The high lakes. Hidden gem but probably more than 5 hrs from you
     
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    I second this if you have not been wheeling yet and you are alone.
    You don't want to be on a desolate trail by yourself.
    Hollister hills always has someone and it's close to home
     

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