Located in the Kings River District of the Sierra National Forest, Dusy-Ershim is one tough drive for seasoned ATV drivers. There are seven campsites within the district and you can plan an ATV adventure around any of them. It is recommended for only short wheel base vehicles.
The point at Chicken Rock gives you an idea of the terrain; it is a 50 degree incline - hence the name "chicken rock." The area is covered over in this type of landscape. There are several routes into the place, one for regular vehicles and one for OHV types. The ATV routes are plentiful and dangerous. The ground is pockmarked with mud holes deceptive of their depth. You want to make sure you have enough water for yourself, and any parts you might need to replace quickly on your ATV.
There is a ridge running at 10,000 feet, so if your ATV destination is this altitude, try to make in the early or later part of the day. It is an arduous uphill climb. You might have to "adjust" the landscape with a few well-placed rocks to be successful here. The top of the ridge is the separation of Kings River and Pineridge Districts. Both areas have camp facilities for anyone wanting to spend some