Sierra Trek

Sierra Trek is a Cal4Wheel event located in California’s beautiful Tahoe National Forest. This family oriented event is geared toward stock 4x4s on guided historic and slightly challenging tours, toward mildly modified vehicles on the Saturday Outer Limits run and off-road enthusiast on the extremely challenging Fordyce Trail.


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Sierra Trek: trails, food and fun

Cal4Wheel just celebrated its 50th Annual Sierra Trek; all the while keeping tradition alive with creating a family event that offers something for everyone. Cal4Wheel volunteers will be hosting many different attractions at Sierra Trek, scheduled for August 2018 at the beautiful Meadow Lake.

As in the past we will be leading trail runs from extreme rock crawling on the historic Fordyce Trail, Outer limits runs, historical run, ATV /UTV run on local trails and once again Star Trek which will be hosted by one of our outstanding contributors, WFO.

When your run is over, come back to the main camp to experience the view of Meadow Lake and what main camp has to offer. Main camp will be offering once again a great vendor show, cold drinks, delicious meals, live music, kid’s activities, RC action, car show, huge raffle, kids raffle and a bonfire.

Over the years since the first Sierra Trek many volunteers and participants have made the event what it is today. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to share the experience of the breathtaking Sierra Nevada country, entertainment, and good friends all the while sharing your stories of years past.

Winch Hill #1

Trekking in the Sierras

Learn more about Sierra Trek in this great article by Chris Collard.

Noxious Weeds

US Forest Service logoThe USDA Forest Service has requested that all vehicles that would run on the Fordyce Jeep Trail be washed immediately prior to the event. This is a preventative measure to help prevent the introduction and spread of noxious weeds such as yellow star thistle. Vehicles can spread weeds from one site to another by carrying plant parts and seeds.

When a vehicle is driven through a weed-infested area, weed seeds may become lodged between the tire treads, in the coils of a winch, behind the license plate, or in cracks and crevices on the underside of the vehicle. Seeds may travel hundreds of miles before becoming dislodged in an area where the weeds were not previously found. The source of many weed infestations has been traced to roads, trails, railroads, and other travel ways.

To prevent the spread of weeds from vehicles participating in the Sierra Trek event, thoroughly wash the undercarriage and tire-tread of the vehicle to remove seeds and bits of vegetation. This material may have been picked up during the last run or from where the vehicle was last parked. Noxious weeds such as yellow star thistle are common in urban areas and along the highways leading to the Sierra Trek event.

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