• 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


10.16.2015 - 10.17.2015


10.24.2015 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


10.24.2015 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


11.13.2015 - 11.15.2015


11.13.2015 - 11.15.2015

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Latest News

  • Feinstein to host public meeting on proposed desert monument designations +

    Proposal would designate Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow and Castle Mountains national monuments Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) will host a Read More
  • President plans to visit CA desert in move to designate massive National Monument +

    Administration officials have accepted Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) invitation to visit the California Desert and will attend a public meeting Read More
  • 17 candidate species found to no longer warrant listing +

    ESA-driven collaborations among states, landowners and federal agencies are protecting once-imperiled species across U.S. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Read More
  • Small subset of Sierra Nevada Red Fox Warranted for ESA listing +

    Service finds subspecies not in danger of extinction across its entire range The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced Read More
  • BF Goodrich Tires announces the 2015 Outstanding Trails winners +

    BFGoodrich® Tires, in collaboration with Four Wheel Parts, United Four Wheel Drive Associations, Blue Ribbon Coalition and Off Road Business Read More
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