Wildomar OHV Area
This 360 acre OHV area contains over 4 miles of trails in the Cleveland National Forest. Restrooms and well water are provided at the trailhead. The campground is 1/2 mile south of the trailhead parking area. There are 11 campsites available at the campground on a first-come, first-served basis. Restrooms, water, fire rings, tables and parking spurs are provided. Fire may only be used within the fire rings provided in the campground. A trail is provided between the camp-ground and the OHV riding area for non-highway legal vehicles. I recently visited this OHV park and have a few comments about it. First, the directions on this page are horrible. The easiest way to find it is to type in the intersection of Ortega Highway and South Main Divide Road into a gps. Second, the riding here IS NOT worth the drive. It says it has 4 miles or trails, but it is really dozens of 1/4 mile trails that all go back to the staging area. The area was destroyed by the recent rain and it is hard to get out of 2nd gear on a bike. This would be a fun area for Jeeps or any high-clearance 4x4s.
This is the only area within the Trabuco Ranger District where Off-highway riding is permitted.
Wildomar OHV Area offers one campground with a maximum trailer length of 22'. Sites are first come, first served. The nearest town is Lake Elsinore. Wildomar Campground has 11 sites.
From the West: Take I-5 to San Juan Capistrano. Exit the freeway onto the Ortega Hwy (Hwy 74) east bound. Follow Hwy 74 for approximately 25 miles to the Forest Service Station at El Cariso. A Visitor Center at this location is staffed on weekends year-round and Fri through Mon during the summer for your convenience. If you choose not to stop continue past the Station approximately 1000 ft to the intersection with South Main Divide Road (formerly known as Killen Trail). Turn right and follow the road south for approximately 9 miles to the Wildomar OHV area. The area is well posted so be sure you are in the designated OHV area before riding.
From the East: Take Hwy 91 to I-15 south. Follow I-15 approximately 22 miles to the Hwy 74 exit. Travel west on 74 approximately 12 miles, through Lake Elsinore and up into the mountains via the Ortega Hwy (Hwy 74). Follow the Hwy to the intersection with South Main Divide Road, formerly known as Killen Trail (if you reach the Forest Service Fire Station you have passed it). Turn left and follow the road south for approximately 9 miles to the Wildomar OHV area. The area is well posted so be sure you are in the designated OHV area before riding.
Conditions and Closures
It is always wise to check with the Cleveland National Forest to make sure that your trail is open.
Cleveland National Forest Contact Information
- Cleveland NF Current Conditions and Closures
- Trabuco Ranger District - (951) 736-1811
- Palomar Ranger District - (760) 788-0250
- Descanso Ranger District - (619) 445-6235
- Headquarters - (858) 673-6180