Mecca Hills Wilderness

Bureau of Land Management - Wilderness

The narrow canyon walls of Painted Gorge are colored by the weathering of rocks containing copper, sulfur and iron deposits. The upper gorge contains ancient marine coral reefs with fossilized marine life.

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Activities

Camping

Camping

Camping is permitted, limited to 14 days. After 14 days, campers must relocate at least 25 miles from previous site. Please set up camp in previously disturbed sites.

Dogs

Dogs

Pets are allowed and must be under your control at all times.

Equestrian

Equestrian

Horses are permitted. Bring all needed supplies including water.

Hiking

Hiking

Hiking is permitted throughout the wilderness area.

Hunting

Hunting

Hunting, fishing, and non-commercial trapping are allowed under state and local laws.

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is limited to designated trails that are shared with motorized vehicles.

Shooting

Shooting

Shooting is permitted.

Please clean up your cartridges and target material.

Glass should not be used. Clay pigeons are discouraged as they're difficult for the user to clean up all debris.

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Mecca Hills Wilderness

Mecca Hills Wilderness

Regulations & Recommendations

Vehicles are not permitted in wilderness areas.

Offices

South Coast Field Office
1201 Bird Center Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-833-7100

Map Detail

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