Chanchelulla Wilderness


View over the mountaintops of the Chancellula Wilderness area on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Chanchelulla Wilderness is a relatively small wilderness area located about 50 miles west of Red Bluff. The Chanchelulla Wilderness was created in 1984 by Congress. The Wilderness features rugged terrain with steep, chaparral and tree covered slopes. Chanchelulla Peak is the highest point at 6,401 feet. This area is popular during hunting season.

Access to Chanchelulla Creek Trail is near Deer Lick Springs on the eastern side of the Chanchelulla Wilderness. The road to Deer Lick Springs is well signed and accessible in 2WD vehicles, although high-clearance and 4wd can be helpful in areas where there are potholes or during inclement weather.

Travel west on Hwy 36 to Harrison Gulch Road, 1/4 mile west of the district office. This paved county road is 5 miles long and connects with Forest road 30N44 north of Knob. Road 30N44 is only 1/10 mile in length and merges with the Forest Road 01 five miles from Deerlick Springs Campground.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open year round but trailheads may be inaccessible during winter months
Permit Info: No wilderness permit required. California Campfire Permits are required.
Open Season: . - .
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Please check for fire restrictions before you go. Wilderness travel is limited to foot or horseback. NO gliders, drones, bicycles, motorized vehicles or mechanized equipment of any kind are allowed within the wilderness areas. Wheelchairs are allowed.
Closest Towns: Hayfork
Water: Water is scarce. Please filter all natural water sources.
Restroom: Please see this guidance to dispose of human waste properly
Information Center: South Fork Management Unit
Hayfork Ranger Station

P.O. Box 159
(111 Trinity Street)
Hayfork, CA 96041
(530) 628-5227

Yolla Bolla Ranger Station (open seasonally)
HC01 Box 400
(2555 State Highway 36)
Platina, CA 96076
(530) 352-4211


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