South Warner Wilderness - Camping

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Trail Riding

South Warner Wilderness - Camping

This is a discussion on South Warner Wilderness - Camping within the Trail Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • South warner wilderness
  • Horsecamp in South Warner Wilderness

Like Tree2Likes
  • 2 Post By jamesqf

LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-26-2013, 03:07 PM
South Warner Wilderness - Camping

Just back from a couple of days camping by the South Warner Wilderness (extreme northeastern California), and thought I would post a few pictures.

There's a nice equestrian campground, East Creek, at the south end of the wilderness. About a dozen camp sites, each with a couple of individual corrals for horses. It doesn't seem to get much use: we were the only people there, other than a couple of hunters who came to the trailhead for the day. (Only problem is that the directions on the Forest Service website are wrong: it says go 3.2 miles east of likely before turning on Blue Lake road, but it's closer to 9 miles.)

Riding is scenic, but a little rough. There are two trails leading into the wilderness. The East Creek trail leaves from the campground, and goes downhill through an old burn & manzanita for a few miles before petering out. The Summit trail starts with a pretty stiff climb, then heads out along a nice ridgeline for miles. The trail is pretty rocky for long stretches, though.

There looks to be a lot of other good places to ride, along the Forest Service roads, and meadows.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg warner1.jpg (83.1 KB, 33 views)
File Type: jpg warner2.jpg (43.2 KB, 36 views)
File Type: jpg warner3.jpg (76.6 KB, 34 views)
Roadyy and greentree like this.
Sponsored Links
    08-27-2013, 09:10 AM
Green Broke
That is some nice scenery in those pics. Thanks for sharing as it sounds like a challenging couple of trails.
    08-27-2013, 12:03 PM
Lovely! Do you take those red corral panels with you or are those already set up?
    08-27-2013, 02:33 PM
Lovely!! I'd love to take a trip like that, sometime!

Horses, I dunno about those... But there are places (ranches/campgrounds/etcetera) here in CO that keep panel corrals (ours are green xD) already up.
    08-27-2013, 02:33 PM
Originally Posted by Horsesaplenty    
Lovely! Do you take those red corral panels with you or are those already set up?
They're already set up. The campground was built specifically for horse camping (there's a humans-only campground about half a mile away), and each of the sites has a couple of those 1-horse corrals. The whole campground is also fenced with barbed wire, so no worry about loose horses wandering off.
    08-27-2013, 02:35 PM
Oh lovely! Looks like fun!
    08-27-2013, 02:48 PM
Make sure you log in.
The Forest Service appropriates it's budgets based on usage. If it appears a trail or trail head are not being used. That money that could have gone for maintenance or improvements gets spent someplace else. So it's really important to make sure your name and number of horses gets into the log books that are usually found at the trail heads.

In our area, Most of the horse camps have been built by Back Country Horsemen, with permission from the Forest Service. So the Forest Service maintains the trails and camp ground, But the horse corrals, hitchen rails etc are all built and maintained by the Back Country Horsemen group. And more and more the Back Country Horsemen are doing the trail maintenance.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problems with Jim Warner Hack ShortyHorse11 Barrel Racing 13 06-29-2012 12:56 AM
Trail Riding in Wilderness Areas Trails Trail Riding 8 10-24-2011 10:33 AM
Goat Rocks Wilderness Excursion Trails Trail Riding 3 08-11-2011 04:23 PM
Wilderness Gate Trailhead in Idaho traildancer Trail Riding 5 02-05-2011 05:08 PM
Warner Spills N Chills MIEventer Eventing 107 12-05-2009 03:14 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:34 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0