• Win this Jeep! Get your tickets
    Drawing is February 20
  • Operation Desert Fun October 16-17, 2015
    Superstition Mountain OHV Area
  • Panamint Valley Days November 13-15, 2015
    Near Trona
  • Winter Fun Festival January 15-17, 2016
    Grass Valley
  • Convention February 19-21, 2016
    Rancho Cordova
  • Molina Ghost Run May 8-10
    Hollister SVRA
  • Hi Desert Round-Up May 27-30, 2016
    Near Barstow
  • Sierra Trek August 6-9, 2016
    Meadow Lake near Truckee
  • High Sierra Poker Run September 2-5, 2016
    Near Shaver Lake

About Cal4Wheel

WE ARE ... Dedicated ... Determined ... On the Move...

We're the California Four Wheel Drive Association, Inc. Since 1959, our non-profit organization has actively promoted the advancement of vehicle oriented outdoor recreation. Today, the association represents over 8,000 members and 160 member clubs. We are the largest organization of this type in California and represent owners of all makes and models of 4WD vehicles, as well as non-owners who support responsible vehicle-oriented recreation.

Helping 4 Wheelers...

We maintain a full-time office in Sacramento. Our staff and volunteers work closely with legislators and land use managers to provide input, influence, expertise, and manpower to keep lands open to 4WD vehicle access. Many successful battles have been waged and won to keep trails open all over the state. We keep our members informed about important issues and changing laws through our bimonthly magazine, In Gear, and regular email updates.

Having fun...

Members enjoy association-sponsored events all year round. These events cover every type of terrain in every corner of the state. Whether you are interested in extremely challenging "hard rock" trails for the experienced enthusiast, or milder runs for the new four-wheeler, we have several events just for you. Many of our member clubs also sponsor monthly runs open to all.

Making a difference...

Our members are active in conservation projects throughout California. Projects, which are coordinated with local agencies, can range from tree planting to removing junk cars from remote areas, from closing off entrances of hazardous mine shafts to repairing trail damage. We have received national recognition by winning "Take Pride in California" awards, and "Volunteers For Public Lands" national awards. Many clubs also have Adopt-A-Trails that they maintain.

Coming Up


10.03.2015 - 10.04.2015


10.09.2015 - 10.11.2015


10.10.2015 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


10.10.2015 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


10.16.2015 - 10.17.2015

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Latest News

  • Plumas announces proposed action for over-snow vehicle use designation +

    The Forest Service will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on a proposal to designate over-snow vehicle (OSV) use on Read More
  • Rep. Paul Cook introduces California Minerals, Off Road Recreation and Conservation Act +

    Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) introduced HR 3668, the California Minerals, Off-Road Recreation, and Conservation Act. This bill Read More
  • Cal4Wheel braces for predicted storm over Sage Grouse +

    The California Four Wheel Drive Association (Cal4Wheel) today responded to the just-announced Department of Interior decision that endangered species listing Read More
  • Longtime member and volunteer June Dunkley passes away +

    JUNE SIEPERT DUNKLEY July 2, 1927—September 11, 2015 It is with great sadness that we pass on the news of Read More
  • Hi-Landers 4WD Club recognized for exemplary public service +

    Approximately, 50 people gathered last Saturday at the entrance to the Barrett Lake 4-wheel Drive Trail in the Eldorado National Read More
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