South Fork Eel River Wilderness, CA

Bureau of Land Management

South Fork Eel River Wilderness

The South Fork Eel River Wilderness now contains a total of 12,867 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 2006 the South Fork Eel...[more]


Arcata Field Office
1695 Heindon Road
Arcata, CA 95521
Phone:(707) 825-2300

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The BLM's Red Mountain unit is 75 miles south of Eureka, California and three miles northeast of Leggett, California. The Cahto Peak unit is 100 miles south of Eureka, California and 10 miles west of Laytonville, California. These two areas are bisected by U.S. Highway 101 and private lands.

The Red Mountain unit is accessed by traveling U.S. Highway 101 to Piercy and then the frontage road to Red Mountain Access Road. Travel to the end of Red Mountain Access Road. The wilderness area is upslope several hundred meters; however, there is no developed trail or identifying markers along the permanent exclusive easement that passes through private property.

Access to the Cahto Peak unit is from U.S. Highway 101 at Laytonville, west on Branscomb Road, then right on Cahto Peak Road to its end.

Legal access to the Red Mountain unit is along a public easement that passes through private property. This easement route has not yet been developed or otherwise marked. Private lands lie within the wilderness area. Please respect the owner and do not use these lands without permission.

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