Magic Mountain Wilderness

 Description and Use

Congress designated the Magic Mountain Wilderness in 2009 with 12,282 acres. The use of this area in large part is unknown but contains great opportunities for hiking and solitude.


Chaparral  (chamise, manzanita, scrub oak, ceanothus) covered hillsides in steep, vertical-walled, narrow canyons with perennial streams yield to scattered stands of mixed pines and hardwoods (oaks, willows, alder, sycamores). Several federally listed sensitive plants which include Nevin’s barberry, Braunton’s milk-vetch, and the lemon lily habitate the area.


The California condor, a federally endangered species, inhabits this wilderness. The least Bell’s vireo southwestern willow flycatcher, arroyo toad, mountain yellow-legged frog,unarmored three-spine stickleback, Santa Ana sucker, and the two-striped garter snake inhabit this area.


There are no officially designated trails that fall within this wilderness.