California’s Great Beyond

Bridgeport Winter Trail System

  • Buckeye Road
  • Bridgeport, CA 93517

This 4.25 mile (8.5 mile out & back) groomed winter trail provides an excellent opportunity for Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, winter fat biking, and Over Snow Vehicles (OSV). Access to Buckeye Hot Springs day-use area and incredible views of the Bridgeport Valley, Bridgeport Reservoir, and the Hunewill Hills. This U.S. Forest Service trail-system is groomed and maintained by local volunteers. The Bridgeport Winter Trail System pilot program is expected to be in effect from January through April of 2022. Amenities will be limited. The vault toilet near Buckeye Hot Spring will only be open if weather allows. The only available parking is near Doc & Al’s Resort off Twin Lakes Road. The northern portion of Buckeye Road is not plowed and will remain inaccessible during the winter. Recreationists should be self-sufficient and prepared for winter weather including avalanche conditions by checking https://bridgeportavalanchecenter.org/. Grooming updates will be available at https://monocounty.ca.gov/.../bridgeport-winter-trail-system once operations begin. Wheeled vehicle operators are asked to respect the seasonal closure to allow winter recreationists a safe forest experience and to protect the road and other resources.