Modoc Wildife Refuge Auto Loop

Modoc National Wildlife Refuge, California

Elevation Gain81ft
Trailhead Elevation4,374ft
Elevation Min/Max4368/4386ft
Elevation Start/End4374/4374ft

Modoc Wildife Refuge Auto Loop

Modoc Wildife Refuge Auto Loop is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Modoc County, California. It is within Modoc National Wildlife Refuge. It is 2.5 miles long and begins at 4,374 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 81 feet. The Headquarters Gravel Parking, Headquarters Asphalt Parking, Wildlife Tour Restroom Asphalt Parking, Headquarters Gravel Parking, and Wildlife Tour Restroom Gravel Parking are near the trailhead. The Wigeon Pond Parking and the Teal Pond (elevation 4,370 feet) reservoir can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Modoc Widlife Refuge Auto Loop.
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"The Modoc Plateau is California’s “big sky” country, a land of wide open spaces, vistas, and mountains. Dominant plants are sagebrush, juniper, and ponderosa pine. The dry sagebrush flats are interspersed with marshes and spring-fed rivers. It is a different kind of country, and considered part of the Great Basin.

Specialty birds: Resident—Bald and Golden Eagles; Prairie Falcon; Black-backed Woodpecker; Black-billed Magpie; Mountain Chickadee; Cassin’s Finch. Summer—Western and Clark’s Grebes; Cinnamon Teal; Sandhill Crane; Black Tern; Gray Flycatcher; Cassin’s Vireo; Juniper Titmouse; Mountain Bluebird; Sage Thrasher; Brewer’s Sparrow; Yellowheaded Blackbird; Bullock’s Oriole."

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Trail Information

Modoc National Wildlife Refuge
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Modoc National Wildlife Refuge
Modoc National Wildlife Refuge; Devils Garden Ranger District,
Local Contacts
DeLorme Northern California Atlas & Gazetteer.
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