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Clear Creek Management Area is 30 mi. northwest of Coalinga, CA in both Fresno County and San Benito County. This 50,000 acre land area is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The Clear Creek Management Area is managed under a Limited - Use policy, providing access to challenging routes and trails that are numbered and signed. Route and trail designation is an ongoing process with the goal of approximately 270 miles of designated open routes and trails completed by Feb, 2003.

CAUTION: soils, dust, and water in this area contain asbestos which can be hazardous to your health. MC, 4WD, ATV.


From the San Jose area, travel south on Highway 101 to Gilroy. Just past Gilroy, take the Highway 25 exit towards Hollister. Continue through town (Hwy. 25 runs through the town of Hollister) and head south for about 35 miles. You will pass by the Pinnacles National Monument. Turn left onto the Coalinga-Los Gatos Creek County road. Continue approximately 14 miles. At the BLM sign indicating the entrance to the Clear Creek Management Area, turn left. You will then be on the main road, Clear Creek Road, which is an unpaved road bisecting the Management Area.

From Coalinga, take the Coalinga-Los Gatos Creek County Road to the turn-off to the Management Area, which will be a right-hand turn. From I-5, take the Panoche Road exit, and head west approximately 25 miles (the road turns to dirt within 2 miles of the highway, and turns back to pavement again after 14 miles). Continue on Panoche Road to the Idria Road, and left. This road will lead you to the north entrance of the Clear Creek Management Area. As of 9/97, there is a washout on this main road as you enter the Management Area. Travelers are advised to take a detour on the "Aurora Mine Road", which will bypass the washout.


Maps and GPS Coordinates[edit]

CLEAR CREEK OHV Coordinates: 36.401944° -121.000000° Coordinates: 36.401944° -121.000000°


Hollister Resource Area
20 Hamilton Ct.
Hollister, CA 95023-2535
(408) 637-8183.

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