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Cow Mountain Recreation Area

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Bureau of Land Management, Ukiah Field Office, 2550 North State Street, Ukiah, CA 95482
+1 707-468-4000
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Sketchy people

There is a very nice trail to the top - full of ticks so wear long pants and long sleeves. The... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Ginevra C
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Ukiah, California
Great Public Gun Range

Cow mountain has camping sites, off road dirt bike and quad bike, hiking trails, and fishing. I... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Johnny0110
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Ukiah, California
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Named for the longhorn cattle that once roamed wild, the 60,000 acre Cow Mountain Recreation Area offers a variety of recreational opportunities.
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17 Jan 2017
“Great Public Gun Range”
23 May 2017
“Sketchy people”
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Bureau of Land Management, Ukiah Field Office, 2550 North State Street, Ukiah, CA 95482
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+1 707-468-4000
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

There is a very nice trail to the top - full of ticks so wear long pants and long sleeves. The area around the top is used for off road activities and lots of people shoot targets up there, not always in the designated areas.

Thank Ginevra C
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Cow mountain has camping sites, off road dirt bike and quad bike, hiking trails, and fishing. I went this time to their Gun Range. It took about 15 to 20 min to drive up from the Buddhist Temple. You will need a good car with...More

Thank Johnny0110
Reviewed 8 September 2016

easy to get to, plenty of hiking trails we also went into the creek & swam in the lake, although there might be sign not to, but we did this after dark

Thank Devora S
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Get great views from up on the east side of the Ukiah valley by climbing up the cow mountain. Usually I take my mountain bike up the valley view trail. From up top Clear Lake can be seen, as well as far in all directions....More

1  Thank david n
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Great place to take some pics. If its been wet, there are lots of tiny run-offs and little rills running. A beautiful part of the north state.

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Many people go up there for the off-road environment and for target practice. I'm told people take their children there for picnics, etc. Personally, I did not find it very family-friendly. Be aware, this is a well used party spot for underage drinkers.

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 4 January 2015

This review is for the Valley View Trail only..We hiked up the trail a couple miles. Its pretty straight up, quite the butt kicker climb. The dirt trail itself needs some major work. Water run off during storms has cut grooves down the middle in...More

1  Thank TwoTeaTotalers
Reviewed 30 August 2013

There are so many things to do here. We have hiked, quadded, jeeped and dirt biked up here. Fun trails that are marked with difficulty level.

4  Thank funNcancun
Reviewed 6 April 2012

This BLM land has lots of trails, single track and wider fire trails for both dirt bike riding and ATVs. No fee for access. Great place for all skill levels. No running water, you have to bring your own. There are outhouses in the staging...More

1  Thank Karen S
Reviewed 26 March 2012

If you like dirt (dust or mud depending on the season), chaparral, vultures and young men blasted on whatever they can find driving vehicles recklessly, you'll love Cow Mountain. We drove over it once to see if we could get to Lakeport. Probably the dumbest...More

2  Thank Ukiahdds
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