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Off-Highway Vehicle Enforcement Program (ROVE)

Riverside County is the fourth-largest county in California and is one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States. Combined with many months of sunshine and several hundred square miles of undeveloped land, it's no wonder why so many people choose to make Riverside County their home. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the terrain Riverside County has to offer for their outdoor activities such as riding Off-Highway Vehicles.

The huge influx of OHV use takes its toll on the county's landscape. No doubt about it, riding OHVs is a fantastic way to enjoy the outdoors, but OHVs can have a damaging effect on private and public property. The need to educate the public and direct them to legal OHV riding areas has never been more important. While enforcement is often necessary, education is the key to safe, legal and responsible OHV recreation. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department encourages owners of OHVs to seek out those legal places to ride and enjoy what Riverside County has to offer.

Off-Road Maps

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department GIS team has created a series of maps to identify off-road parks and trails in or near the county. These maps are in a printable PDF format allowing you to scroll and zoom for details.  Click an area of the map below or use the links to the right Links to the Right to find open off-road vehicle locations.

Riverside County Off-Road Vehicle Locations Hemet Area Off-Road Vehicle Locations Blythe/Colorado River Indio Banning Cabazon Palm Desert Jurupa Valley Moreno Valley Elsinore Southwest Perris

Note: The stars on the map roughly approximate the locations of motocross parks in the region. Please view the detailed maps for more accurate locations and to view other off-road options for trails, 4-wheel-drive roads, street-legal dirt roads, and paved roads.

State of California Off-Highway Vehicle Education/Enforcement Grants

A Message from the Sheriff

  • Drive or ride safely.
  • Wear a helmet and protective clothing.
  • Stay alert for other vehicles.
  • Take time to survey the course or road.
  • Be courteous to other riders.
  • Finally, have fun and thanks for visiting us here in Riverside County!

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department has made OHV education and enforcement a priority. We have the responsibility to protect the rights of private landowners as well as the quality of life for residents who live nearby OHV riding locations. This responsibility also extends to publicly owned lands, some of which are wildlife habitat areas set apart to protect endangered plant and wildlife species.

With grants funded by the California State Parks Off-Highway Division, Riverside County Sheriff's Department personnel have implemented the R.O.V.E., (Riverside County Sheriff's Department Off-Highway Vehicle Enforcement) program. Sheriff's deputies assigned to the R.O.V.E. program provide OHV education and enforcement on a regular basis throughout the peak riding season.

The R.O.V.E. program is an effective tool to better educate OHV riders while protecting the environment, the tranquility of residential communities, and the property interests of landowners. The men and women of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department appreciate your cooperation in helping us promote safe and legal recreational opportunities for everyone.

ROVE Team and Posse Members

Approximately 100 deputy sheriffs who have successfully completed a certified law enforcement ATV course along with Mounted Posse members combine skills, training and resources to enforce the OHV laws.

Although there are many nearby undeveloped areas that are convenient and accessible to ride your OHV's, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department recommends that you ride your OHV's only on approved OHV riding areas. Remember, in order to ride OHV's on any property, private or public, the OHV rider must have express written permission from the property owner in their possession in order to be in compliance.


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Who to call in Riverside County
 Toll Free: 800-950-2444
West: 951-776-1099
Central: 951-776-1099
East - Coachella: 760-836-3215
East - Blythe: 760-921-7900
Moreno Valley: 951-247-8700
Temecula: 951-696-4357
Emergency - Dial 911