UKIAH, Calif. – The South Cow Mountain OHV Management Area near Ukiah reopened to the public Monday, June 3, after a closure for repairs related to last summer’s Mendocino Complex wildfire.
“Our staff, volunteers and contractors have been working hard to get the area ready for use,” said BLM Ukiah Field Office Manager Amanda James. “Fire damage to trails and facilities was extensive and winter rains were a challenge, but we are happy to again offer off-road riding opportunities to the public. We are grateful for hundreds of hours of volunteer work.”
James cautioned that some motorized-use trails will remain closed because of burned bridges, washouts and hazard trees. She urged users to pay attention to signs and stay off of closed routes for safety and to protect natural resources. Visitors should use only signed roads and trails and avoid driving on bulldozer fire lines.
“Visitors can expect to see fallen trees on some trails,” James said. “We would appreciate visitors letting us know about maintenance issues.”
The South Cow Mountain OHV Management Area provides more than 100 miles of trails for motorcycles, all-terrain recreation vehicles and four-wheel-drive trucks and utility vehicles. There are trails for riders and drivers of all abilities.
More information is available by contacting the BLM Ukiah Field Office at 707-468-4000.
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