Walker Ridge Road

Williams, California (Lake County)

Last Updated: 01/14/2019
3.7 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 14.61 miles
Highest Elevation: 3478 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Williams
Nearest Town w/ Services: Williams
Official Road Name: Walker Ridge Road
Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management
District: Ukiah District


Highlight: Walker Ridge Road
Walker Ridge Road is a fun ridge run with fantastic views down to Indian Valley Reservoir to the west and Bear Valley to the east. Beyond that are the seemingly endless scalloped ridgelines of the geological fault zone that lies between Clear Lake and the Sacramento Valley. Located entirely on BLM land, It is popular with offroaders, hunters, and target shooters. There is a nearby campground situated alongside the reservoir, on which fishing, boating, and swimming are encouraged.


Route Information

Technical Rating

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1. Walker Ridge Trailhead (0 mi)
You may want to air down your tires at the trailhead, as the washboard effect can be pretty dramatic on this road.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Williams, California.

From Williams, CA: Drive approximately 27 miles west on Highway 20 to Walker Ridge Road. From Clearlake Oaks, CA: Drive east on Highway 20 approximately 14 miles to Walker Ridge Road.



Trail Reviews (5)

Questions & Answers (3)

Q: Hi, I'm thinking about making it a day trip. Is open right now? Thanks, Thomas
–Thomas Kovaloff (02/10/2021)
–Vlad Mott (02/11/2021)
Q: Hi hoping to get up there next weekend. Is trail open? Thank you so much
–Dino (12/30/2020)
–Vlad Mott (12/30/2020)
Q: When is this trail supposed to reopen?
–Ray Van Laningham III (02/26/2019)
–Vlad Mott (02/26/2019)

Writer Information

Vlad Mott

Mapping Crew - California

Vlad Mott is a longtime outdoors enthusiast who loves hiking, jeeping & backcountry adventure.
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