About the Madhatters

Our club meets at 7:00pm on the 4th Tuesday of every month at:
Please Note: All meetings are currently being held on Zoom. Please get in touch with a board member for meeting info.


We are a Northern California, family oriented organization, established in 1978.  We are affiliated with the California Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs Inc (Cal4Wheel.com), Blue Ribbon Coalition (BRC), and California Off-Road Vehicle Association (CORVA).


We schedule outings (runs) at least one per month, have an annual club picnic during the summer for family, and finish the year off with a Christmas party and fund raiser.  We also attend and support numerous Cal4Wheel events during the year (Winter Fun Fest, Annual Convention, District Meetings, Sierra Trek, etc.).  We adopted parts of the Fordyce and Rubicon trails and work closely with the U.S. Forest Service to help maintain the trails for everyone to use and enjoy. Make sure to check out our Calendar to know what is going on at all times!

We strongly support and practice the “Tread Lightly” concept and support legislation to preserve off-road vehicle access rights to State and Federal lands.  We welcome all off-road enthusiasts (from stock to buggies) to join us in the fun and challenge of off-roading.  

Vehicles must meet Cal4Wheel minimum safety standards / requirements.

Please download the current club by-laws by clicking on the link below.

Madhatters 4×4 Club of Northern California By-Laws

Hell Hole – May 2021

Such a fun trip! 3 Guests and 4 Members. 1 Complete newbie to rocks! 1 broken brake line, 1 busted shock, a few winches, a...
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Valentine’s Day In The Snow – Feb 2021

Happy Valentine's Day! Brian and Denise lead a fun day trip up on MET for all of the lovers out there. And since John came,...
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Spider Lake – October 2020

Happy Halloween weekend - Madhatters Style!!! We headed up to the Rubicon for the weekend, and had our own outdoor, social distancing halloween party, courtesy...
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Barrett Lake – August 2020

Trail Boss: John "This Trail looks innocent enough until you're actually on it. Had a great time with my friend Diane even through the trials...
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Slick Rock – July 2020

The annual summer picnic went off without a hitch! We ate, we drank, we wheeled, and we hung out in a river!The trip started out...
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Rubicon – June 2020

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin – 2/22/20

On Saturday, February 22, 2020, the Madhatters and guests did a fun trip to say hi to our friends at Uncle Tom's Cabin (UTC). UTC...
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