Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
Yes
Lodging
No
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Chimney Peak Wilderness is a 13,134-acre wilderness area located 20 miles northwest of Ridgecrest, California. The area received its wilderness designation in 1994 and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).  It is west of Owens Peak Wilderness and east of Domelands Wilderness, and surrounded by Chimney Peak Backcountry Byway.

Chimney Peak Wilderness is defined by its rugged, mountainous terrain dotted with pinyon pine trees, sagebrush, and sporadic springs and streams. During years of heavy precipitation, the area can experience a spectacular display of spring wildflowers.

Several hiking trails provide visitor access to the area including the Pacific Crest Trail. Additional recreational activities include running, hiking, backpacking, camping,  horseback riding, and fishing. 

RESTRICTIONS
No motorized vehicles or mechanical equipment is allowed within a wilderness area.A portion of the 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Bureau of Land Management: https://www.blm.gov/visit/chimney-peak-wilderness






 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Hiking. Camping.

Cons

Enclosed by the Chimney Peak Byway.

Features

Backcountry camping
Wildlife
Fishing
Wildflowers

Location

Nearby Adventures

Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, California
Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, California

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, California

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