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Griswold Hills

Griswold Hills Recreation Site, photo by BLM
View of the Griswold Hills Recreation Access Site in Autumn (BLM Photo)

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Brochure and User Map for the Griswold Hills:

Desert Hills of the San Joaquin Valley (17" x 17")

General Description: Within the steep and rugged Griswold Canyon, BLM land straddles both sides of the road.  Visitor service improvements are now complete at the new day use facility, which features a parking area, a shade structure, picnic benches, a vault toilet, and a kiosk providing an interpretive panel, a map, and information about the area.

Wildlife/Wildflower Viewing: In the spring the hills are covered with mariposa lilies, Indian Paintbrush, poppies, and wild sage.  There is also good habitat for the foothill yellow-legged frog and the western pond turtle.

Restrictions: Closed to motorized vehicles.  No shooting within 150 yards of any developed area.



Picnic Shelter


Parking Area



Directions: From State Highway 25, take a left onto Tres Pinos Road (J-1) at Paicines, and head east.  Continue east past the intersection of Little Panoche Road; in approximately 3 miles you will come to a fork.  Take the road to the right going south (New Idria Road) towards the Idria.  The developed trailhead is located on the east side of the road approximately 3 miles from the road fork.  An undeveloped trailhead is located on the west side of the road another mile to the south towards Idria.

Bureau of Land Management
Central Coast Field Office
940 2nd Avenue
Marina, CA 93933
Phone: (831) 582-2200
Fax: (831) 582-2266
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