Directions to Cedar Camp
Land Rover events for the Mendo_recce email list and for the Northern
California Rover Club have over time settled on defaulting to using Ceder
Camp in the Mendocino National Forest as a base camp. To assist in finding
the camp here are a set of directions. Many thanks to Jeremy Bartlett to
- Take Hwy 80 north to Hwy 505 (turn off at Vacaville) to Hwy 5 north.
It is recommend that you stop at Williams off Hwy 5 and top off your
fuel tank. Williams is the last reliable fuel stop before you head to
the National Forest. Fuel up and zero your trip odometer
- From Williams, return to Hwy 5 north and drive about 8.5 miles to the
- Take the Maxwell exit and turn west over Hwy 5 and through town crossing
the railroad tracks. Follow the signs to Stonyford.
- After about 16 miles the road becomes narrow and winding as you climb
through the Coast Ranges.
- At 18.3 miles turn right at the T junction; the sign says
Stonyford/Lodoga; you will eventually climb again.
- At about 27 miles you will start descending.
- At 31.4 miles you cross a narrow bridge.
- At 32.3 miles take the right turn to Stonyford (the sign is marked
Stonyford right, Williams straight); you will immediately cross another
- At 34.4 miles take the left turn sign posted Cedar Camp/Goat Mtn/Pacific
- The road from here is narrow and gravel. DRIVE CAREFULLY! There are
lots of hairpin mountainous turns.
- At 38.1 miles you will pass the Little Stony (formerly known as Digger Pine) campground/motorcycle staging area; keep going
- At 41.8 miles you cross a bridge with a dirt road going off to the
right; stay on the primary road that begins to climb the hills. (If you are using a GPS, it may attempt to send you up this road to the right. DO NOT TRY THAT. It is a *very* hairy ride coming downhill with *huge* pucker factor. Two Land Rovers have rolled on this trail. Going up will be almost impossible.)
- At 45.6 the road curves with a gate to private land on the right.
- At 46.0 miles there is a junction; curve to the right following the sign
to Goat Mtn and Pacific Ridge. The left is a locked gate to private
- At 46.7 miles turn right at the T intersection. The sign is for Cedar
Camp; you are now on the M5/17N02.
- At 46.9 miles go straight ahead past the sign to Green Flat Camp.
- At 49.7 miles turn left into Cedar Camp. The entrance is about 50 feet
past the first road sign. The entrance road is paved. You are there!
NOTE: These mileages are calibrated to the tenth mile based on federal
Cedar Camp is an unimproved site. The only facilities that exist are
two outhouses and a few picnic benches. You will have to bring you own camping
gear, cooking gear, and water.
Using Google maps, to see the route
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Photos of Cedar Camp from 2005: