Cow Mountain

Map and Guide

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Map and Guide of Cow Mountain Recreation Management Area (RMA) in California. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

2200 2400 180 0 Rd PLAN SMART! • Purchase and use all required safety gear. 180 0 oad 16 00 16 00 d Spri ngs R Oakwo o 18 00 • Respect wildlife and plant species. Cut your throttle during encounters and allow them to pass. The area is their home. • Ride at a safe speed and to the right of the road. All roads and trails are two way, avoid anticipated traffic. • Respect other users by keeping your machine as quiet as possible. Noise is the biggest complaint of private land owners and other users. • Be conscious of the impacts you are making on the land. Have as little impact as possible by avoiding excessive wheel spinning. 1600 180 0 200 0 180 0 180 0 16 00 1800 2800 0 1400 0 0.5 2200 2200 California State Sound Requirement: All OHVs must meet current standards. 1,250 re e k 2,500 12400 2200 2000 2000 1800 5,000 Feet 2 Miles 2400 2600 00 18 1800 • It is ILLEGAL to operate an OHV while under the influence of drugs or alcohol or while in possession of an open container of alcohol. If your OHV was manufactured: Noise Limit Before January 1, 1986 101 dbA On or after January 1,1986 96 dbA If you competition* OHV was manufactured: Noise Limit • ATV riders under 14 must be under the direct supervision of an adult with a Safety Certificate. Before January 1, 1998 101 dbA This does not include all California OHV laws and On or after January 1, 1998 96 dbA *Competition Off-Highway Vehicles are those that are not manufactured to comply with EPA noise or California emission standards. For information on designation of your OHV, refer to your owner’s manual or contact your local dealership. If you would like to have your ATV or motorcycle tested for sound compliance, please call the BLM Ukiah Field Office. Regulations • Your Vehicle MUST be properly licensed or have current OHV registration (green or red sticker). • All OHVs must be equipped with a properly installed USDA Forest Service approves spark arrestor. • State law prohibits passengers on ATVs unless the ATV was specifically designed for two or more people, this includes having seatbelts for all passengers in 4x4s or UTVs. • ATV riders must wear DOT approved helmets at all times. • Yield right of way to pedestrians, horses or bicycles. 2000 ll C 1800 cDowe 200 0 24 00 M 1800 240 0 2800 2000 1600 28 00 26 00 26 00 2400 260 0 • If you pack it in, pack it out. Help maintain the area by keeping it clean. 20 00 2400 2600 Leaving a Good Impression – Tread Lightly! or t 300 0 320 0 300 0 Ri Trail Riding and Safety Tips 1800 20 00 2000 2800 3000 280 0 2800 3200 320 0 3000 1600 1600 800 100 0 1200 2 miles to entrance. This is a low water crossing. 1800 140 0 1600 26 00 24 00 300 0 34 00 34 00 2600 2800 3000 Safe 320 t y Co urs0e r ee k 2600 ke La o- 26 00 30 00 1200 600 miles to Scotts Creek Road, turn right and proceed west 140 0 26 00 2000 2400 1800 1000 Riggs Road. Continue west on Riggs Road for 0.75 1600 Valley Road continue 0.5 miles west then turn left onto • Take all precautions to have a safe and enjoyable trail ride. A good day riding is one with no damages or injuries at the end of the day. 1800 1800 From State Hwy 29 take the 11th street exit onto Scotts 0 160 From Lake County: 1600 Road, proceed on above route. 0 160 approximate 13 miles then take a right onto Mill Creek 1800 to the roundabout, continuing onto Old River Road for • Act responsibly and have respect for other recreation users and natural and cultural resources s Hwy 101 from Hopland by taking Hwy 175 (River Road) • Maintain your vehicle and equipment in a safe and optimal operating condition. ep 1800 Road. South Cow Mountain can also be accessed via • Stay on designated trails. Restoration of damaged areas can lead to trail closures. tt Sco neighboring private land owners while using Mill Creek • Never ride alone! or k the Westside Staging Area. Please be considerate of • Always plan ahead! Get all required maps. Bring overnight emergency supplies for longer rides. 1800 Mill Creek Road approximately 6 miles until you reach • Let others know where you are riding and when you plan to return. 1400 th F River Road take a left onto Mill Creek Road. Continue on 800 Cr eek 2200 2 200 2600 right at the intersection onto Old River Road. From Old 0 100 to L a k 00 16 2600 800 00 10 Rd 20 00 ou S 2200 00 000 22 2 00 12 1600 on Talmage Road east approximately 1.5 miles, turn 2600 10 00 Cr eek 2600 0 80 Take exit 548A (Talmage) from Hwy 101 and continuing 0 240 0 100 Access 00 18 12 00 re C k ree 00 28 600 . Rd Campground 28 00 0 80 South Cow Mountain CA Department of Fish and Wildlife PROTECT YOUR PUBLIC LANDS BY STAYING ON DESIGNATED ROUTES AND TRAILS! e Restrooms 800 Mendocino County: BLM/CA/GI-2016/009+8300+1115 Picnic Area Private California Fish and Game Commission (916) 653-4899 All Photos by Thomas Delgado Parking 1000 (916) 445-0411 Ben mo 00 26 Phone:(707) 262-5000 (916) 324-4442 2600 Coon Lake 00 10 State CA State Parks Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Division y 2600 00 12 00 12 (707) 462-3111 Contact Information: e Vall 2600 10 00 Bureau of Land Management 275 Hospital Dr, Ukiah, CA 95482 5176 Hill Road East, Lakeport, CA 95453 260 0 o tt s 25 260 0 800 Bureau of Indian Affairs Lake County: Sutter Lake Side Hospital 00 26 00 24 80 0 60 0 Mendocino County: Ukiah Valley Medical Center 2000 800 00 10 Hospital Information: (Call for directions) AGENCY 60 0 ak -L er Riv BLM OHV Information (707) 468-4000 2000 Government Lands (707) 272-4200 23 2800 2800 00 28 ussian 1800 R 00 10 Special Feature 10 00 1600 00 26 Single Track Trail Mendocino County Sheriff (707) 463-4411 2200 1200 Sc 00 26 28 00 Mendo-Lake Rd EMERGENCY INFORMATION In Case of Emergency Call 9-1-1 2200 sightseeing, and horseback riding. 00 24 Hagan Lake Dual Use Rd 00 18 Scotts Creek 20 00 0 280 motorized recreation, hiking, camping, mountain-biking, 00 22 the recreational use. This designation includes 00 16 320 0 Buckhorn Campground 30 00 28 00 Dirt Rd k ree 0 160 00 28 Mountain Recreation Area to maintain and enhance 00 22 Hog Lake 1000 0 100 1800 1800 00 26 County Rd Wild Heritage Act, congressionally designated the Cow 00 20 3000 00 14 C ek 32 00 23 Trail Number ATV Trail re r (Section 9), part of the Northern California Coastal Lake County Sheriff son s 1800 20 00 . 00 28 Pa 00 10 October of 2006, U.S. Congress Public Law 109-362 00 18 Mendo- L ake 32 00 19 BLM Ukiah Field Office Routes 1600 00 30 3400 00 34 C ol Po 1800 3000 of the public to use for recreation. During the mid1970s, Cow Mountain was split into its two parts. In 340 0 2000 wildlife, watershed activities, and to preserve the right Ora Lake 15 0 320 600 Congress in 1927 to manage and enhance recreation, Cow Mountain OHV Guide 00 18 0 340 600 Cow Mountain Recreation Area was set aside by 34 00 17 3200 0 220 0 220 www.blm.gov/ca/ukiah 19a . 00 30 Phone: (707) 468- 4000 32 00 2800 00 22 2600 2550 North State Street 0 340 00 18 12 00 24 15A 00 16 1600 18 00 00 30 water available on Cow Mountain. C M orr i son 2600 11 00 32 2400 11 Ukiah, California 95482 W the area. Remember to bring water; there is no potable AA 15 d o-L a ke 3400 lands, please be considerate of all recreationists in en Rd experiences for all users. While enjoying your public 26 00 00 16 reek Warm up loops 1800 15 00 34 3000 32 00 Ukiah Field Office 00 24 00 32 11 Bureau of Land Management 140 0 1600 2 1600 17 260 0 M manages Cow Mountain to enhance recreational W2 1 280 0 3000 180 0 2000 20 00 2400 0 260 0 260 3200 9 8 Cr eek 2600 eek Cr The Bureau of Land Management’s Ukiah Field Office 9 Safety Course i llow W3 rick s C H end 16 er nth Pa se 00 16 14 00 24 2600 24 00 2600 ur Co approximately 27,000 acres managed 2400 7a 14 00 24 26 00 14A 9a 2800 (OHV) and North Cow Mountain with Safety 8 2400 managed for Off-Highway Vehicles 2600 0 260 00 32 2800 7 2800 00 24 2400 24 00 0 300 8 1600 22 Roa d 21 14 W1 20 00 22 00 0 240 00 24 0 280 with approximately 25,000 acres for non-OHV recreation. il e Valley 8 Mile V a ll ey do en M 00 24 00 28 00 32 3200 3200 2400 0 220 00 26 Eightm 22 00 24 Red Mountain Campground and west of Lakeport. It is split into Inset 2 2a 220 0 1 1400 5 Inset 2 1 14 two parts: South Cow Mountain 4 1400 00 22 d Me n 2400 Mountains east of the City of Ukiah s Creek tt 1800 Map & Guide 26 00 4 Rd. 1 2400 Sco 2b Oakwood Springs Staging Area 0 240 2 2600 0 260 22 00 6 00 16 220 0 260 0 2b TL 3a MX 2600 00 24 How ell Cr eek Cow Mountain is within the Mayacamas MX 2200 24 00 280 0 24 00 2400 26 00 2800 0 180 h 00 18 1600 3 00 24 to kia 26 00 26 00 Inset 1 le 2600 y d 00 22 U 00 24 00 28 R Westside Staging Area 3b 3 26 00 k e Inset 1 3a 00 24 00 30 1800 3b 26 00 00 22 2000 ill Cr e 1400 140 0 160 0 Cr eek 26 00 0 220 k ee Cr ey Vall 2000 D orr Cr eek 16 00 3000 ns Lyo 00 30 M il l 2000 2800 260 0 2200 3200 00 14 30 00 M 18 00 3200 12 00 3200 2400 00 30 Recreation Area Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area 00 26 Cow Mountain South Cow Mountain 320 0 U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management • It is illegal to operate an OHV while carrying a loaded firearm. • ATV riders under 18 must possess a Safety Certificate or be supervised by an adult with one. regulations. Please make sure you know the law, it is your responsibility. For more information, contact the CA Department of Motor Vehicles or visit dmv.gov. Things to Remember! Hunting is allowed in the area. Hunters should familiarize themselves with trails to ensure safety for both themselves and riders. It is unlawful to shoot within 150 yards of a developed site or dwelling, including campgrounds, staging areas, and across roads or trails. Shooting is only allowed in areas indicated on the map(s). South Cow Mountain is CLOSED during periods of heavy rain and snow to protect the roads and trails from damage. Please contact the Ukiah Field Office prior to visiting to ensure it is open and for weather closure policy. Alternate OHV areas are located at the Knoxville Recreation Area and the Elk Mountain area in the Mendocino National Forest. 24 00 2200 22 00 22 00 1600 22 22 00 2200 20 00 D orr Cr 16 ee k 0 20 00 1800 160 0 160 0 26 00 26 00 26 00 2200 240 0 240 0 d Roa 220 0 2400 2400 Old Toll d Roa 220 0 Old Toll 22 00 20 00 Vasser C reek 2400 Vasser C reek 2600 2600 20 00 24 2400 400 2 00 0 240 2400 00 18 00 18 2600 Jakes Cr eek Jakes Cr eek Sheldon Creek Sheldon Creek is an isolated, primitive recreation site located 8 miles east of Hopland, south of Highway 175. 2 Miles 2 Miles 2800 28 00 260 0 2800 00 28 2800 00 2800 00 28 282800 28 2800 2600 000 280 2600 260 0 Access From Hopland, take Hwy 175 east 3 miles. Turn right at the Old Toll Road (Younce Road) and drive 8 miles on a gravel road to the Sheldon Creek entrance. These 1700 acres of public land provide opportunities From Lake County: From Hwy 29 take Highland Springs for camping, picnicking, hiking, hunting and equestrian Road South (County Road 412) 9.8 miles to Adobe use. Vehicle use is limited to the designated access Creek Road. Turn left and continue south 0.6 miles to road and OHVs are not permitted. The campground Younce Road. Bear right and continue east of Old Toll currently has three campsites and a vault toilet. There is Road (Younce Road) 1.6 miles to Sheldon Creek. no potable water at this site. 16 160 0 2200 k k 26 00 2400 2600 120 0 120 0 240 0 240 0 2000 2000 1200 1200 140 0 2200 2200 16 00 lley Rd Scotts Va D orr Cr 16 ee k 00 240 0 20 00 20 00 0 240 24 000 0 4 2 2400 22 00 1400 140 0 2200 2400 2400 1600 2800 2800 24 00 24 00 240 0 1000 1000 1400 00 18 Cr ee Cr ee 2600 26 00 26 00 26 00 1600 2000 26 00 2000 26 00 24 00 224 6000 0 28 00 26 00 240 0 140 0 140 240 0 26 00 26 00 1400 1400 340 0 340 0 3800 26 00 320 0 320 0 16 00 Scotts Valley Rd 260 0 28 00 2000 2000 12 00 1600 1600 1000 100 0 12 00 24 00 k 200 0 Co l Fo r 260 0 Fo r 2000 2000 30 00 30 00 30 00 32 00 32 00 3000 3000 2400 2600 2400 3800 2800 2800 2600 2600 2600 24 00 24 00 k 2C0o0 l0 22 00 280 0 280 0 220 0 1400 220 0 30 00 1200 1200 1400 1000 100 0 1800 2200 only accessible via the Glen Eden Trail; it is a primitive 2000 BBQs, and limited parking. Goat Rock Campground is 00 20 10 units for camping, toilets, picnic tables, fire pits, reek er C op is accessible from Mendo Rock Road and contains lan 2000 Mayacamas and Goat Rock. Mayacamas campground h Hig There are two campgrounds on North Cow Mountain; 1800 1800 1800 2400 24 400 2 00 2400 2400 2600 1 1 2000 2000 00 18 Camping and Day Use 00 20 indicators when approaching other users to pass. reek er C op 2000 24 00 1200 0.5 200 0 2200 00 n 18 hla Hig 2000 users. Keep right! Use slow speeds and voice or bell 0 200 0.5 240 0 200 0 00 18 to regulations for use on each trail and respect other 0 200 0 2400 240 0 d d 00 28 180 1600 0 180 140 0 160 0 140 0 0 2400 1200 18 00 2600 0 18 00 0 180 biking, and equestrian use. Please be sure to adhere 00 22 • http://oag.ca.gov/firearms 160 0 240 0 intricate system of non-motorized adventure and existing roads are also available for hiking, mountain Co 00 22 0 240 0 220 160 0 0 140 experiences. Trails provide recreationists with an 0 220 0 220 240 0 20 00 20 00 00 28 Cow Mountain offers many back country recreational • All California Firearms regulations are enforced 00 20 Hiking, Bicycling and Horseback Riding • Carry out all targets and expended cartridges and/or shells 00 20 Commission. Sheldon Cr ek e • PAPER TARGETS AND BIODEGRADABLE CLAY PIGEONS • Shooting at glass objects is prohibited 2600 Fish and Wildlife or California Fish and Game 00 18 0 180 current season please contact California Department 2000 after us can enjoy it for many years to come. 0 220 and knowledge of the law for their sport. For zone and 2400 00 22 00 22 2000 Sheldon Cr ek e 0 100 responsible for all personal licensing, tags, validations, 0 160 0 100 to fishing. Please remember hunters and anglers are 2400 been stocked with sunfish. The entire area is open 0 160 n Sheldo Rd Creek water streams, and several small reservoirs have 2600 0 240 important to be respectful of our land so that those 00 26 00 26 2400 • It is unlawful to shoot within 150 yards of a developed site or dwelling, including campgrounds or day use areas, and from or across any road or trail Rainbow trout are found in some of the small cold tts Cre h Fork Sco ek Sout s cott Cree S Fork h t k Sou 2600 ee k n Cr 0 240 with many other living creatures and beings! It is 2600 2400 240 0 1600 1600 175 26 00 00 26 • Shooting is allowed only at the Rifle Range 2800 2800 Please remember that we share our public lands 26 00 175 2400 240 0 n Sheldo Rd Creek Shooting Regulations on North Cow Mountain: is intermingled with public lands on Cow Mountain. 00 22 00 22 00 20 00 20 k ree sC ick or onto surrounding private property. You must have owner’s permission to hunt on private property, which 0 240 k ree sC ick r Hend 2000 2600 0 160 • Be Considerate of Other Visitors 1600 00 26 shooting. 1600 2000 2400 00 14 should not shoot near developed sites, dwellings, trails, 00 16 00 16 0 No Bicycles 1600 00 14 • Respect Wildlife 00 14 1600 1600 00 10 trailhead has been developed specifically for target 160 260 0 260 0 Col ema k C ree n a m 0 0 le Co 0 180 14 0 180 1600 00 10 • Minimize Campfire Impacts 00 12 The Rifle Range, located just north of Willow Creek 20 00 20 00 00 22 160 0 00 26 • Dispose of Waste Properly 12 00 12 00 2400 0 260 1600 2600 0 160 provides picnic tables, fire pits, and BBQs. No target • Leave What You Find and feral pig, quail, dove, squirrel, and rabbit. Hunter’s 00 22 00 18 2 2200 00 20 00 20 00 12 • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces 18 00 0 140 28 2800 00 175 00 26 0 160 00 10 including horse troughs and parking. Glen Eden also shooting is allowed at any of the above day use areas. on North Cow Mountain: black tailed deer, black bear, 0 24000 16 00 24 00 10 00 10 • Plan Ahead and Prepare 2400 0 260 00 16 200 2 18 00 200 2000 20 00 20 00 28 2800 00 175 1000 Both Willow Creek and Glen Eden are day use only sites 2000 1600 260 0 20 Horseback 0 Riding Shooting Range 1000 Leave No Trace 1800 2600 1400 0 160 k 2000 22 Campground 0 Trailhead 1400 00 10 the area. The following have been historically hunted Sc e re Glen Eden Picnic Area Restrooms 00 20 2400 14 Glen Eden Trail Trail 00 24 Parking 1 20 800 00 2200 260 0 r Hend Dual Use Rd Government Lands Dual Use Rd 20 Lands Government 00 Mendo Rock Rd AGENCY 20 00 Mendo Rock Rd AGENCY Dirt Rd BLM Dirt Rd BLM Scotts Valley Rd State Scotts Valley Rd State Highway 1 2200 20 800 Highway 00 1800 Hunting is one of the major recreational activities in 180000 22 2200 00 2200 20 00 18 00 26 00 24 00 26 00 24 Sheldon Creek Sheldon Creek Hunting and Fishing re C ts ot 0 280 2800 26 00 2000 1800 campground with 2 units, a horse trough and a fire pit. C ts ot ek 26 00 00 20 2200 2400 0 280 2800 00 26 00 26 00 24 Private Property 2000 Activities Sc 00 16 No Biking Private No Biking Property 00 24 0 220 2400 16 00 0 240 26 00 26 00 0 220 k ee Cr 0 220 2400 0 220 00 22 Limited Use Trail Dual Use Trail Dual Use Trail 26 00 26 00 00 22 0 220 2600 2600 00 30 00 28 1600 24 0 00 30 2800 2400 2400 Cow Mountain Cow Non-Motorized Mountain Non-Motorized Routes Routes Limited Use Trail 24 00 26000 2 Miles 2600 2600 2 Miles 2600 26 00 0 2 2 0 Vall l l ey sekVa yCorne L y e 00 28 1 1 00 30 0.5 26 00 00 30 0.5 1600 ns Lyo 2400 00 26 Howell C reek 1600 Howell C reek 10,000 Feet 10,000 Feet 2400 00 26 0 5,000 5,000 00 26 0 00 10 00 10 14 00 12 00 14 00 12 00 1600 24 00 24 00 00 26 0 100 0 0 28 00 28 00 00 26 00 26 3200 30 00 30 00 3200 16 00 18 00 18 00 k ree reek wC reek 0 100 From State Hwy 20 take Scotts Valley Road Eden Trail Head. C ll o Wi you reach the Glen Eden Trail Head. C 0 k ree 300 wC ll o Wi 1600 onto Scotts Valley Road continue 6 miles until ill ill 1600 From State Hwy 29 take the 11th street exit approximate 2.5 miles until you reach the Glenn 16 00 M 3400 3400 0 300 00 10 proceed on above route. 00 12 00 10 13 miles then take a right onto Mill Creek Road, 0 140 00 2 1 M 00 16 continuing onto Old River Road for approximate 0 140 00 16 taking Hwy 175 (River Road) to the roundabout, 1600 also be accessed via Hwy 101 from Hopland by 1600 trailers are not recommended. The Area can 2800 2800 00 0 12 140 recreational vehicles, travel trailers and horse 16 00 16 00 Goat Rock 34 00 00 2200 20 00 18 2200 3400 2800 road with steep slopes and few pullouts. Large 00 0 12 140 Mendo Rock Road is a narrow, winding dirt Overlook 1800 2200 k k 100 0 16 00 Lower Blue Lake s Cre e Cre e 34 00 14 00 14 00 140 0 0 240 3200 00 22 you reach Mendo Rock Road and take a left. Map Inset Overlook 00 20 3200 ng pri kS Oa k 00 22 Continue on Mill Creek Road about 3 milesuntil 00 20 Blue Lakes 3400 Mendo MendoOverlook Map Inset 140016 00 16 00 180 k s 0 160 100 0 reek 1400 00 22 Lower Blue Lake ng pri kS Oa River Road take a left onto Mill Creek Road. reek Cr Wil ee low k Rd Cr Wil ee low . 00 k Rd 22 . 0 0 22 00 16 B B lac eC eC 00 22 2200 2200 Goat Rock Ukiah Ukiah Overlook 2400 2200 00 18 D ayl 2400 00 34 lac 3000 0 160 0 260 0 260 00 26 approximately 1.5 miles, turn right at the intersection onto Old River Road. From Old 00 26 00 34 3000 00 30 Map Inset Map Inset D ayl 18 00 18 00 Co 00 12 00 24 00 36 00 36 00 30 3000 320 0 320 0 and continuing on Talmage Road east 180 0 180 0 0 260 0 260 taking exit 548A (Talmage) from Hwy 101 16 00 16 00 Blue Lakes 0 340 3200 0 340 3200 k Mill Creek o N rt h k k Mill Cree Nort h 2000 30 00 3000 00 30 2000 North Cow Mountain can be accessed by 30 00 00 30 26 00 0 240 0 240 36 00 36 00 00 26 00 26 00 26 0 240 0 240 00 24 00 30 Mayacmas Campground Mayacmas 2200 Campground lure Cre ek cC M 2200 re Cr u l e C e c k d ree dC 00 24 2200 00 24 2200 2400 ee Cr 00 18 0 280 0 280 M 120 1400 0 1000 120 1400 0 1000 Access 00 30 2600 00 26 2000 20 00 2600 18 00 00 24 00 14 2000180 20 0 00 00 24 00 14 12 00 12 00 1800 0 340 340 0 300 0 0 00 40 16 1 0 00 40 16 1 1400 340 0 0 340 1400 1400 2600 2200 20 2400 26 00 3000 32 00 32 00 300 0 1400 2800 2800 200 3 3200 200 0 2200 00 18 200 0 20 3000 2600 1200 30 00 30 00 200 0 1200 0 1401020 1400 0 300 0 300 H oward Creek 2000 2000 2000 0 200000 2 Sulphur C reek 0 0 0 2 Sulphur C reek 2200 H oward Creek 2200 1200 Recreation Area 1400 1200 1400 2000 22 00 0 280 0 280 00 20 120 0 00 20 North Cow Mountain 120 0

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