Cow Mountain - South For Dirt Biking

The 45th most popular offroad motorcycle trail in California.

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East of Ukiah, the 60,000 acre South Cow Mountain Recreation Area has 200 miles of dirt biking 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.

The dirt biking at 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 45th most popular dirt bike trail of all 120 dirt biking rides in California. Several of the better dirt bike trails are nearby Cow Mountain - South including West End OHV Area, Winom Frazier OHV Complex, Blue Mountain Trail, Breshears ORV Trails, Upper Lake OHV Area - South and Upper Lake OHV Area - NorthMount Fanny Trail System.

Cow Mountain - South Dirt Biking Map



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

Best Season:  May - Oct

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Red Mountain Campground; Buckhorn Campground

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  39.09866, -123.08398

Date Published:  12/31/2015

Date Updated:  7/31/2016

ID:  17096

Cow Mountain - South Dirt Biking Map


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