Panoche Hills Hiking
California Poppies in the Panoche Hills (BLM photo, M. Westphal)
The Panoche and Tumey Hills are under Fire Season Vehicle Restrictions from Mid-April to Mid-October. No motorized access is allowed during this period.
The Panoche Hills do not have designated trails; however, exploring this area on foot is allowed. For maps and more information about this area you can call us at (831) 630-5000 for an area brochure.
Feel free to email our Outdoor Recreation Planners for more information about places to safely hike.
To keep these lands wild and safe:
Park within 15 feet of the roadside
Stay on open, signed routes while driving
Routes are not considered open unless they are signed open
Bring plenty of water for your party and pets
Do not drive off of the road into the Wilderness Study Areas