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Backcountry Wilderness Area Management

The Backcountry Wilderness Area* is 8,200 acres or about 13 square miles of conserved open space. In January of 2006, Shea Homes completed early conveyance of 874 acres to the HRCA to build the Wildcat Mountain Trail System. In May 2009 the rest of the Backcountry was conveyed to the HRCA. In August of 2009 the HRCA opened The Highlands Point Trail System.

Key Backcountry Management Information


Through the Backcountry the HRCA provides diverse, experiential opportunities in the outdoors in order to connect people with nature. Our programs range from simple nature hikes to activities based in science and culture, shooting sports and hunting, horseback riding, and recreation such as camping and mountain biking. Through our diverse offerings we hope to be a vehicle that encourages as many people as possible to enjoy the wonders of nature and the outdoors. See Activities

HRCA Backcountry Wilderness Area Presentations

HRCA Backcountry Wilderness Area Fire Mitigation

HRCA Backcountry Wilderness Area Bench

Mundus Conceptual Plan Final Report for HRCA Backcountry Wilderness Area


Backcountry Planning Areas Advisory Committee Report Regarding Potential Uses of The Backcountry Planning Areas

Mundus Bishop Proposal for Backcountry Wilderness Area

HRCA Backcountry Wilderness Area Study Group Presentation from HRCA


More Backcountry Management Information

Have a suggestion or question? Click to contact the Backcountry Wilderness Area Staff.

Questions? Contact Mark Giebel: email or 303-471-8885.