• Win this Jeep! Get your tickets
    Drawing is February 20
  • Panamint Valley Days November 11-13, 2016
    Near Trona
  • Winter Fun Festival January 15-17, 2016
    Grass Valley
  • Convention February 19-21, 2016
    Rancho Cordova
  • Molina Ghost Run May 13-15, 2016
    Hollister SVRA
  • Hi Desert Round-Up May 27-30, 2016
    Near Barstow
  • Sierra Trek August 11-14, 2016
    Meadow Lake near Truckee
  • High Sierra Poker Run September 2-5, 2016
    Near Shaver Lake
  • Operation Desert Fun October 14-16, 2016
    Superstition Mountain OHV Area

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


12.05.2015 9:00 am - 12:30 pm


01.09.2016 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


01.15.2016 - 01.17.2016


01.15.2016 - 01.17.2016


01.23.2016 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Latest News

  • Friends of Jawbone app updated +

    Friends of Jawbone is pleased to announce that an update is now available for the FOJ OHV Map App on Read More
  • Reach out to your congressman to support Cook bill +

    The House Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Federal Lands will be hearing H.R. 3668, the California Minerals, Off-Road Recreation, and Read More
  • San Bernardino NF seeks public comments on Rattlesnake Mountain OHV Trails project +

    The San Bernardino National Forest (SBNF) is pleased to announce the availability of the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Read More
  • Sad news to report +

    We are saddened to report the loss of two long-time members of the association. Our condolences to their families and Read More
  • Give a gift that lasts all year +

    Are you all out of gift ideas for your favorite four-wheeler? We have just the thing: a gift membership to Read More
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