• Operation Desert Fun October 14-15, 2016
    Superstition Mountain OHV Area
  • Panamint Valley Days November 11-13, 2016
    Near Trona
  • Winter Fun Festival January 13-15, 2017
    Grass Valley
  • Convention February 17-19, 2017
    Visalia
  • Molina Ghost Run May 2017
    Hollister SVRA
  • Hi Desert Round-Up May 26-29, 2017
    Near Barstow
  • Mojave Road Run
    Experience this historic trail
  • Sierra Trek August 10-13, 2017
    Meadow Lake near Truckee
  • High Sierra Poker Run September 1-4, 2017
    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

Oct
1

10.01.2016 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Oct
7

10.07.2016 - 10.09.2016

Oct
14

10.14.2016 - 10.15.2016

Oct
15

10.15.2016 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Oct
22

10.22.2016 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Nov
11

11.11.2016 - 11.13.2016

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Latest News

  • Hi-Landers say thanks for grant +

    The Hi-Landers 4WD Club wrote to say thanks for a grant from the C4WDA Conservation and Education Foundation. The funds Read More
  • Northern Spotted Owl listed as a Threatened Species under the California Endangered Species Act +

    Northern Spotted Owl On August 25, 2016, the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) voted unanimously to list the northern spotted owl (Strix Read More
  • Critical habitat designated for three Sierra amphibians +

    Designation helps recover threatened frogs & streamline federal land activities permit process The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has Read More
  • State Parks releases study on proposed Oceano Dunes dust control measures +

    Reprinted from The Tribune, August 16, 2016 Public meeting will be August 23 in Grover Beach A draft environmental impact Read More
  • Major victory in ISDRA lawsuit +

    Willy's Jeep on dune at ISDRA Decision allows ISDRA RAMP to remain in place After 15 long years of near-constant litigation, we have finally won the Read More
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