Cow Mountain - South For ATV Riding

The 64th most popular all terrain vehicle trail in California.

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East of Ukiah, the 60,000 acre South Cow Mountain Recreation Area has 200 miles of ATV routes on roads and trails. The terrain is rugged, consisting mostly of steep, chaparral-covered slopes with scattered stands of fir, pine and oak. Elevations range from 800 to 4,000 feet. The area offers beautiful views of Ukiah and Clear Lake, over 31 miles of stream, 13 wildlife reservoirs, and habitat for blacktail deer, bear, wild turkey, and other upland species.

South Cow Mountain Recreation Area is located in the Mayacmas Mountains between Ukiah and Lakeport, about 2 hours north of San Francisco. To reach the trailhead from Ukiah, head south on US101 to the Talmage Exit. Proceed east on Talmage Road for 1.5 miles. Turn right at East Side Road for less than 0.5 miles to Mill Creek Road. Turn left on Mill Creek Road for 5 miles to the entrace to South Cow Mountain.

Overall, Cow Mountain - South is the 64th most popular ATV riding trail of all 106 ATV trails in California. Several of the better atv trails are nearby Cow Mountain - South including Winom Frazier OHV Complex, Blue Mountain OHV Trail, Breshears OHV Trails, West End OHV Area, Upper Lake OHV Area - South and Upper Lake OHV Area - NorthNorth Touchet River Trails.

MORE INFORMATION

Local Contact(s):  BLM (707) 468-4000; California Tourism (916) 444-4429.

Recommended Book:  "Guide To Northern California 4WD Trails" from Charles Wells

Best Season:  May - Oct

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Red Mountain Campground; Buckhorn Campground

Reference Source:  click here https://www.blm.gov/california

GPS:  39.09866, -123.08398

Date Published:  12/31/2015

Date Updated:  7/22/2016

ID:  17097

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