a lot of lassen and surrounding area forrests around highway 32 and 36 are closed off due to fires this past summer your not even suppose to pull off onto the gravel unless its an emergency just throwing that out there
cow mountain is pretty close to the bay area, and its fun. its located outside ukiah. there is also prairie city, near sacramento. theres the mendocino natnl forest, also stonyford, but im not sure where that is near, and theres lake pillsberry area. also cc camp, both of those are off hwy 20 north east of ukiah. thats mostly it for bay area wheelin
yea i wouldnt recomend stonyford we have rode quads there and its really techy on a quad and some of it you cant even do and thats on a quad i cant imagine in a jeep. Stonyford is good for idiot camping and dirtbike riding and thats about it IMO.
There's some good snow wheeling around but that's about it right now. If you can wait until April we'll be open for business again, and there are some great trails in Northern California.
I am not really sure when I am going to make it. But I would like to come down when it will between 70-90 degrees. So that I can wheel with the top off! I really want to hit some trails with more rocks than dirt.