About the Dirt Devils

The Dirt Devils of Southern California Off-road Club is a family-oriented group of 4-wheelers dedicated to promoting safe off-highway adventures in the great outdoors with an emphasis on safety and in support of the Tread Lightly! Program.

The Dirt Devils originated in October of 1993 as the result of 4-wheel drive training courses where some people wished to continue the sport of 4-wheeling. We are an energetic club willing to pass on what we have learned and help each other over the tight spots. We are open for membership to people over 18 years of age with little or no experience in any type of 4x4 vehicle. Several of our members have 10 or more years experience creating confidence and achievement for newcomers.

We are involved in programs such as the OHV Forest Service Volunteer Program, California Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs events, Toys-For-Tots (at Christmas time), Kids On Public Lands, environmental projects to protect the natural setting of our public lands, and the Adopt-A-Trail program. We have adopted the 3N34 trail in Lake Arrowhead, commonly known as 'Dishpan Springs' or 'Deep Creek Trail'. We have one or more club-sponsored event each month and take on all types of terrain, from mild to wild. Guests are always welcome to attend our meetings and runs!

As part of the Adopt-a-Trail program, the club has an Emergency Response Team that responds to critical activities regarding our adopted trail that can't wait for our scheduled runs.

Want to Join the Dirt Devils?

Anyone with a 4-wheel drive vehicle is eligible for membership. No modifications to your vehicle are required for membership. We have many members with stock or near stock Jeeps, and a stock Jeep is a very capable vehicle.

For July 2017-June 2018, dues are $36 per year. Spouses are $12 per year when registering with member. CORVA and/or Cal4Wheel membership is recommended, but not required. CORVA supporting membership is $30 per year or $365 for a lifetime membership (http://www.corva.org/members). Cal4Wheel membership is $45 per year or $675.00 for a permanent membership (http://cal4wheel.com/index.php).

You must:

  1. be a legally licensed driver at least 18 years old,
  2. have a street-legal 4-wheel drive vehicle (Jeep, Toyota, Ford, etc.),
  3. attend two runs and two membership meetings within the first year,
  4. complete a membership form and submit it to the Secretary along with the appropriate dues,
  5. agree to abide by the laws, rules and regulations of the Dirt Devils Off-road Club,
  6. sign the assumption-of-risk waiver and consent form,
  7. be voted in by a majority of members at a regularly scheduled meeting.

Your off-road vehicle must:

  1. have a current registration,
  2. be maintained to conform to highway safety standards,
  3. be insured to the California minimum requirement,
  4. have all safety items indicated in your membership form,
  5. have a roll bar, full cage or factory installed hard top,
  6. have an emergency brake, parking brake, line-lock or other redundant braking system,
  7. have seat belts for all passengers,
  8. have batteries securely fastened with hold downs (no bungee cords),
  9. have adequate attachment points front and rear, i.e., tow hooks, receiver, etc. Tow balls are not recommended,
  10. be equipped with a tow strap or rope (recommended rated at 2 times the vehicle weight),
  11. be equipped with a first aid kit,
  12. be equipped with a jack capable of lifting the vehicle and a tool capable of removing lug nuts,
  13. be equipped with a spare tire within 3” diameter of other tires, or, for tires 37” or larger, run-flats or tools to repair/reinflate tire,
  14. be equipped with a fire extinguisher with gauge indicating good/full, appropriately stored,
  15. when so equipped, have antennas that are rigid or restrained in a manner to prevent injuries.