The Wild Horses of the Devil's Garden


Popular Recreation Activities

Camping Rocks and Minerals Mountain Biking Fishing Hiking Hunting

More information about recreation opportunities across the forest

Need to Know

Horse Tails

Devil's Garden Wild Horses symbol.

Recently, several hundred Devil's Garden wild horses were rounded up for adoption.

In this series of short videos, different aspects of the process are covered including what people can do for the horses and why they care, what it takes to gentle a horse, an overview of an adoption day, and a special bond formed between a Forest Service employee and a wild horse in need of a home.


Be Bear Aware

a black bear holds a trout in its mouth

Black bears are common throughout California including the Modoc. Drought years can increase human-wildlife conflicts, but there are many ways you can prepare for and prevent harmful encounters.

Cedar Creek Interpretive Trail

Welcome to Cedar Creek Trail

Get to know the Warner Mountains by exploring its vegetation zones - The white fir zone and the sage steppe and juniper woodland zone.

We invite you to explore the entire trail in every season!

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2021 Wild Horse Wrap Up

Wild Horse Heading

The Modoc National Forest gathered 506 Devil's Garden Plateau Wild Horses in September and October of this year.

Goshawk on the Modoc

This photograph shows a juvenile goshawk perched in a pine tree with its beak open.

Wildlife Biologist Trisha Johnson recently captured this video of a juvenile goshawk in the Warner Mountains on the Modoc National Forest. Watch the video and learn more about these amazing raptors...


Infrastructure projects on the Modoc

An excavator uses a masticator attachment to trim roadside trees

Many exciting projects are in the works for the Modoc in 2021, made possible with Shared Stewardship. PDF Version

The Value of Standing Oak Trees

Map showing the extent of the natural range of black oak in northern california

On the fringes of their natural range, the oaks of Modoc Country are most valuable when left in the forest. PDF Version

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