53rd Annual Sierra Trek (update) is Cancelled

Editor’s Note: Due to COVID developments, Sierra Trek has been cancelled. 

The 53rd Annual Sierra Trek, which takes place on the shores of Meadow Lake, is officially on for 2020, August 6-9.

The Sierra Trek is one of California’s most well-known OHV events, with over five decades of family fun in the history books. It was originally held in 1967 as a Jeep trip and barbeque, but the Sierra Trek now welcomes all four-wheel-drive rigs, from stock to highly modified.

Guided rides are offered to everyone. Consider the overnight or historic runs if you have a non-modified vehicle. Looking for something more challenging? Signal peak and the historic Fordyce Trail are sure to please (to participate in the Fordyce ride you’ll need 35-inch-minimum tires and at least one locker). There are even guided ATV/UTV rides.


Attendees who make the journey to Summit City, a reconstructed 1860’s mining camp, will get to enjoy beverages at the Wild West Saloon, feed their whole family at the chuck-wagon-style kitchen, and kick up their heels at the dance hall which offers two nights of live music. Other activities include a manufacturer midway (dozens of vendors), vehicle show, RC races, and kids’ games. And when you’re ready to take a break from the trails, hop in a canoe on Meadow Lake, cast a fishing line, and enjoy the alpine scenery.


On Saturday night, there will be a raffle offering more than $30,000 in gear from BFGoodrich, 4Wheel Parts, ARB, Raceline Wheels, Warn, and dozens of other vendors.


To learn more and register for the 2020 Sierra Trek, visit the CAL4WHEEL website here.

Matthew Swartz is originally from Connecticut and currently lives in Denver, Colorado where he passionately pursues rock climbing, trail running, and skiing. Matt’s love of travel has inspired him to through-hike the JMT and part of the PCT, bike across the United States, and explore the West coast of South America from Ecuador to Patagonia. Matt and his partner Amanda have also travelled across much of the Western US in their 1964 Clark Cortez RV, which they lived in, on the road for the better part of three years. Matt has worked for the USFS as an Interpretive Ranger and Wildland Firefighter and Matt's photography and writing has been published in Rova Magazine, the Leatherman blog, 'Hit The Road' by Gestalten Publishing, and Forbes.