Bureau of Land Management, California.
The demanding terrain features rapid elevation changes, and the easiest approaches to the summit of Manly Peak are along the ridges to the northeast and east. Streams that flow from springs in the larger canyons feed a riparian habitat of cottonwoods and desert willows, and provide water for wildlife including a herd of desert bighorn sheep. As you explore the area, you'll find some evidence of long-abandoned mining operations.
For more information about this wilderness, please visit Wilderness Connect.
How to follow the seven standard Leave No Trace principles differs in different parts of the country (desert vs. Rocky Mountains). For more information on any of the principles listed below, please visit Leave No Trace, Visit the Leave No Trace, Inc. website..
Motorized equipment and equipment used for mechanical transport are generally prohibited on all federal lands designated as wilderness. This includes the use of motor vehicles (including OHVs), motorboats, motorized equipment, bicycles, hang gliders, wagons, carts, portage wheels, and the landing of aircraft including helicopters, unless provided for in specific legislation. In a few areas some exceptions allowing the use of motorized equipment or mechanical transport are described in the special regulations in effect for a specific area. Contact the agency for more information about regulations.
Access this wilderness via State Highway 178 north of Trona and aloft, Ballarat Road. Go south on Wingate Wash Road, then east on Goler Wash Road or South Park Canyon Road (four-wheel drive vehicles only).