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Marble Mountain Wilderness- This 242,500 acre wilderness area was one of the first to be established in the state of California and is located at the heart of the Klamath National Forest. It contains the magnificent Marble Mountains and spills over the boundaries of four ranger districts within the Klamath National Forest:
Siskiyou Wilderness- This is a relatively light use area which includes 153,000 acres of forested land. Cross country travel here is almost impossible due to the dense vegetation.

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Description - The Ukonom Ranger District lies on the west-central edge of the Klamath National Forest on its borderline with Six Rivers National Forest. There are numerous whitewater access points to the Salmon River which courses through the district from north to south as well as ample access to the backcountry of the Marble Mountain Wilderness. Popular Stanshaw and Haypress trailheads provide stock-friendly access into Cuddihy Valley and the lakes and meadows beyond. From the Wooley Creek Trailhead on the Salmon River, the scenic 20-plus mile hike deep into the Marbles from this "Wild and Scenic" stream can be undertaken. Medicine Mountain, Portuguese Peak, Sauerkraut Peak, and Black Mountain are just a few of the impressive peaks that crown this district.

Recreation - There are ample opportunities within the bounds of the Ukonom for hikers, anglers, boaters, and campers to explore the Klamath and some of her scenic rivers and wilderness lands. Trails range in length from 1 to 20-plus miles and loops for backpackers and stockmen are accessible as well. The meadows, mountains, streams, and gulches of the Ukonom backcountry are not to be missed.

Climate - The climate within much of the Klamath National Forest is influenced by elevation. As throughout California, most of the precipitation comes between November and April. This comes in the form of rain at the lower elevations and some wet, heavy snow in the higher elevations. April through October are normally dry, with warm temperatures at the low elevations and moderate temperatures in the higher elevations.

Location - The Ukonom Ranger District lies on the west-central edge of the Klamath National Forest on its borderline with Six Rivers National Forest. There are numerous whitewater access points to the Salmon River which courses through the district from north to south. The town of Somes Bar and the intersection of the Salmon and Klamath Rivers lie within the bounds of the Ukonom.


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Ukonom Ranger District, Highway 96 & Ishi Pishi Road, P.O. Drawer Box 410 , Orleans, CA, 95556-0410, Phone: 530-627-3291, Fax: 530-627-3401, TTY: 530-627-3291

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Klamath National Forest - The Klamath National Forest of northwest California offers backcountry solitude, clear streams and lakes, and portions of the Klamath River.
Marble Mountain Wilderness - This 242,500 acre wilderness area was one of the first to be established in the state of California and is located at the heart of the Klamath National Forest. It contains the magnificent Marble Mountains and spills over the boundaries of four ranger districts within the Klamath National Forest:

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