South Jackson Mountains Wilderness
Stands of Utah juniper, groves of aspen along mountain streams, and the overshadowing presence of King Lear Peak provide exceptional scenic quality. Expansive vistas abound from the numerous peaks within this wilderness areaproviding views of the Black Rock Desert Wilderness and numerous mountain ranges visible on clear days for over one hundred miles into the distance. Wildlife species you could encounter include California Big Horn Sheep, mule deer, prong horn antelope, mountain lion, coyote, rabbit, bobcat, and upland game birds.
Please follow the regulations and practice Leave No Trace / TreadLightly! principles when visiting to protect the unique natural and experiential qualities of this special area.
Motorized equipment and equipment used for mechanical transport are prohibited. This includes the use of motor vehicles (including OHVs), motorized equipment, bicycles, hang gliders, wagons, carts, portage wheels, and the landing of aircraft including helicopters. Contact the agency for more information about regulations.
The Wilderness is located in western Humboldt County. The best access to the Wilderness is located along the maintained Jackson Creek Road on the western boundary and the Trout Creek Road along the eastern boundary.