Visit Destinations

Your national forests and grasslands are 193 million acres of vast, scenic beauty waiting for you to discover. Visitors who choose to recreate on these public lands find more than 150,000 miles of trails, 10,000 developed recreation sites, 57,000 miles of streams, 122 alpine ski areas, 338,000 heritage sites, and specially designated sites that include 9,100 miles of byways, 22 recreation areas, 11 scenic areas, 439 wilderness areas, 122 wild and scenic rivers, nine monuments, and one preserve. And remember, “It’s All Yours.”

Rec Area Description Status
#894 Roe Gulch

Roe Gulch Trail #894 departs from the 20 Odd ATV Trail #896 at approximately the 2.5 mile mark.  The trail climbs up to 20 Odd Peak (6048’).  20 Odd Peak Trail #898 and Canyon Peak Trail #903 depart from 20 Odd Peak offering loop hiking opportunities.  There are no stream crossings. (Be advised the trail departs from 20 Odd ATV Trail #896 at the 2.5 mile mark making this trail approximately 6 miles in length.)

Roe Gulch Trail #894

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#894 Roe Gulch

Roe Gulch Trail #894 departs from the 20 Odd ATV Trail #896 at approximately the 2.5 mile mark.  The trail climbs up to 20 Odd Peak (6048’).  20 Odd Peak Trail #898 and Canyon Peak Trail #903 depart from 20 Odd Peak offering loop hiking opportunities.  There are no stream crossings. (Be advised the trail departs from 20 Odd ATV Trail #896 at the 2.5 mile mark making this trail approximately 6 miles in length.)

Roe Gulch Trail #894

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#999 Historic Big Eddy

Historic Big Eddy Trail #999 is a short but steep non-motorized trail that ends at Big Eddy Trail #998 approximately halfway up to Star Peak.  The trail offers stunning views of the Clark Fork River Valley.

Historic Big Eddy Trail #999

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#999 Historic Big Eddy

Historic Big Eddy Trail #999 is a short but steep non-motorized trail that ends at Big Eddy Trail #998 approximately halfway up to Star Peak.  The trail offers stunning views of the Clark Fork River Valley.

Historic Big Eddy Trail #999

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45 Uinta Loop

 

Sorry! We have not entered information for this trail yet.   A trail description and map will be coming soon.  In the meantime, please contact the Cedar City Ranger District at (435) 865-3200 for information on this trail.  Thank you.

 

Map of Loop 4

For information on how to purchase this detailed map of the Markagunt Plateau OHV system click here.

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Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness: Shoshone

The United States Congress designated the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness in 1978 and it now has a total of 943,648 acres. Spanning the Montana-Wyoming border on the Shoshone, Gallatin, and Custer National Forests, the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness is the juncture of two mountain ranges (Beartooth and Absaroka) with differing geologic types.

The Absaroka Range (prounounced ab-ZORE-kuh, the Crow Indian word for crow) is of volcanic origin, while the Beartooth Range, named for a spike of rock resembling a bear's tooth, is granitic in formation.

The extremely rugged and picturesque topography contains hundreds of lakes, high-rolling plateaus, and deep, glacier-carved valleys. Granite Peak, Montana's highest point at 12,799 feet, is located near the Wyoming-Montana border. This area also is known for several grasshopper glaciers, glaciers containing millions of grasshoppers frozen in ice.

Please view the special regulations associated with Wilderness and always use Leave No Trace techniques to help keep this area wild, clean, and pristine.

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Accessing Rangeland

There are thousands of acres of Forest Service managed rangeland available for visitors to explore on horseback or on foot in the Beckwourth Ranger District. This is public land, your land, and it is open for you to visit. Most visitors are concerned about barbed wire fences, closed gates and locating rangeland managed by the Forest Service. Hopefully the following information will ease those concerns and help you access these wonderful areas.

How to determine Public Land from Private Property

  • Use a map. The Plumas National Forest Map is available at forest visitor centers or on line at the National Forest Map Store . USGS Maps are also available on line.

  • Usually, boundaries of Forest Service managed property are posted. Sometimes, red colored blazes are cut into the bark of boundary trees.

  • Private property is usually posted as being private property. A short walk along a fence line can determine if what is inside the fence is posted.

  • When you’re not sure about boundaries, use GPS to find out exactly where you are on your map.

About Fences and Gates;

Okay, now you know the area is public land. Let’s talk about why there are fences and gates on public land. Just after National Forests were formed and placed under the U.S. Forest Service, a 1907 attempt by the Forest Service to levy fees for grazing permits was litigated to the Supreme Court. With favorable rulings, the Forest Service began issuing fee based grazing permits in 1917. The decision also gave stockmen the right to graze livestock on public lands. The grazing permit does not limit public access to public land.  

How do you get in the fenced area? Though most barriers between grazing lots are natural features, oftentimes fences and gates are required when terrain and vegetation do not form sufficient barriers. Gates are almost always near roads, loading chutes and /or corrals. There is always the exception to that rule. For example, getting from one grazing allotment to the next may require riding the fenceline to find a gate.

  • If you find a gate closed, make sure you close it after entering or leaving.

  • If you find a gate open, make sure to leave it open after entering or leaving.

Some Notes on Rangeland;

  • If cattle are present, do not herd, harass or hassle them.

  • Before camping on rangeland, know how to do it.

    • Besides knowing about corralling or hobbling also know about campfire restrictions and permits.

    • Riding clubs have members who can be a wealth of information. High Mountain Riders is located in Quincy, CA and volunteer to help maintain the Meadowview Equestrian Campground.

  • Don’t expect to find a trail other than trails made by cattle and game.

  • Wet conditions may persist into late summer. The ground is usually drier and more firm on the boarders and near timber surrounding the range.

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Admiralty Island National Monument

Information coming soon!


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Agua Dulce Equestrian Trailhead

Agua Dulce Equestrian Trailhead

Trail Views

 

Distance

1.8 - 2.3 miles (one way) depending on trail connection

Pets Allowed

Yes

Fees

Adventure Pass Required

Hike/Ride Time

Full day

Difficulty

Easy to Strenuous - dependent on connection

Best Seasons

Fall, Spring, Winter

Location

Off Sunrise Hwy 1 and Wooded Hill Road. See Map Below.

Ranger District

Descanso Ranger District - (619) 445-6235

Agua Dulce Equestrian Trailhead is a great opportunity to access multiple trails for varying skill levels. The parking area was designed to accommodate larger vehicles so equestrian trailers and larger groups. Aqua Dulce Trailhead is adjacent to the Old County Road which connects users to the Wooded Hill Nature Trail and the Big Laguna Trail Spurs (See Chico and Gatos Ravine).

Agua Dulce is adjacent to the Wooded Hill Group Campground and is located down Wooded Hill Road/Old County Road off of Sunrise Highway on Mount Laguna. The Visitor’s Center as well as food and lodging are within several miles of the trailhead, located in Mount Laguna. Recreation fees are required to park and use the amenities at this trailhead. Adventure Passes and Daily Recreation Passes can be purchased on Mount Laguna at the Visitor’s Center, Blue Jay Lodge, the Laguna Country Store

For a list of more trails to explore in your area, please see our Recreation Trail Guide

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Alpine County Winter Recreation Area

Hope Valley offers winter recreational activities such as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding and winter wildlife observation.

Carson Ranger District Winter Recreation Guide

Pick one up at the Carson Ranger District Office for FREE or download it here.

Medium Resolution, 6.6MB PDF

Carson Ranger District Winter Recreation Map (for use with Avenza on your smartphone)

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