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Sierra Trek



By: Mallory Welch On: August 5th, 2015

This weekend RuffStuff will be attending Sierra Trek 2015!! Come out and join us for a beautiful weekend!

Thursday, August 06, 2015 – Sunday, August 09, 2015
Location:
Tahoe National Forest
Near Truckee
Truckee, California 96162
United States
sierra trek map
About Sierra Trek: Sierra Trek is an annual event sponsored by the California Four Wheel Drive Association, Inc. This year's event will be August 6-9, 2015.trek-header-H
The 48th annual Sierra Trek is a Cal4Wheel event which is located in California's beautiful Tahoe National Forest. This family oriented event is geared toward stock 4x4s on guided historic and slightly challenging tours, toward mildly modified vehicles on the Saturday Outer Limits run and off-road enthusiast on the extremely challenging Fordyce Trail.Stock vehicles should consider signing up for the Wednesday/Thursday Overnight, the Saturday Historic Run and the Saturday Outer Limits Run.Moderately modified vehicles will love the beauty and the challenge of the Bear Valley Loop on the Saturday Outer Limits Run.We welcome the ATV/UTV community for a day run out of Meadow Lake on Saturday morning.

Fordyce Trail is an extremely technical and challenging trail, therefore is offered to the more modified vehicles requiring at least 35” tires and a minimum of one locker. Larger tires, two lockers and crawler gearing are all recommended to improve the overall participant experience on the Fordyce Trail runs. The surrounding area trails allow Sierra Trek to offer runs for SUV, ATV, and less modified 4x4 vehicles.

*Onsite registrations will not include meals.

Wednesday/Thursday Overnight SUV Historic Trip

A narrated historic tour of the back roads and trails above spectacular Lake Tahoe that is designed for all four-wheel drive vehicles. Learn about the Donner Party tragedy and take in a bird's-eye view of Lake. The group will stage in the Truckee area, camp along the trail, and be to main camp for Thursday dinner.

Thursday Fordyce Run

This run traverses the Fordyce Creek Trail from Indian Springs to Meadow Lake. Stage at 5:30 am, depart at 6:30 am. This is a highly technical trail with a rating of 9. One locking differential and 35″ tires are required. A 3″ lift is highly advised. 50 vehicle limit.

Friday Fordyce Run

This run traverses the Fordyce Creek Trail from Indian Springs to Meadow Lake. Stage at 5:30 am, depart at 6:30 am. This is a highly technical trail with a rating of 9. One locking differential and 35″ tires are required. A 3″ lift is highly advised. 50 vehicle limit.

Friday River Run

Run the trail backwards from Meadow Lake to Fordyce Creek, then back up the trail to main camp. Coffee and staging at 6 am in main camp, depart at 7 am. 35 vehicle limit.

Friday Outer Limits Run

Experience the High Sierra on this guided run through the Gold Country. There is one loop that for completely stock 4x4s as well as an intermediate loop designed for slightly modified 4x4s. The run will stage at the large parking lot at Highway 89 and USFS Road 7 (Webber Lake and Jackson Meadows turnout off Hwy 89) at 8:00 am. Departing at 9:00 am.

Saturday River Run

Run the trail backwards from Meadow Lake to Fordyce Creek, and then back up the trail to main camp. Staging at the top of winch hill 5 beginning at 8 am, departs at 9 am. 35 vehicle limit.

Saturday ATV/UTV Run

This run will follow roads and trails in the Meadow Lake area and will include 4-5 hours of history, scenery, and ATV/UTV fun. Departs Meadow Lake at 10:00 am. No camping or meals included. No vehicle limit. You may add this as a second run for $20 per vehicle.

Saturday SUV/Historical Trip

A narrated tour of historic Summit City, the Miner's Cabin, Hartley's grave and Meadow Lake area that is designed for all four-wheel drive vehicles. Departure time 10:00 am from Meadow Lake.

Saturday Outer Limits Run

Experience the High Sierra on this guided run through the Gold Country. There is one loop that for completely stock 4x4s as well as an intermediate loop designed for slightly modified 4x4s. The run will stage at the large parking lot at Highway 89 and USFS Road 7 (Webber Lake and Jackson Meadows turnout off Hwy 89) at 8:00 am. Departing at 9:00 am.

Camping & Entertainment Only

Includes in-camp activities and camping (excludes PG&E campground). No meals or runs included.

Camping, Food & Entertainment Only

Includes six meals, camping (excludes PG&E campground), and all in-camp activities.

Additional Notes:

  • The Fordyce Creek is a challenging trail, requiring precision driving skills and a well-maintained vehicle. Trail crews assist where needed. They DO NOT carry spare parts for your vehicle.
  • PG&E camping not included.
  • Sierra Trek in camp activities include vendor show, kids games, in-camp poker run, lake activities, Sierra Trek Saloon, DJ, RTI ramp, our famous raffle, and fiesta-style camping (camp anywhere you want).