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Hollow Hills Wilderness

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The United States Congress designated the Hollow Hills Wilderness (map) in 1994 and it now has a total of 22,366 acres. All of this wilderness is located in California and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.


Hollow Hills is characterized by a large and gentle bajada that slopes east to west toward Silver Lake, a dry lake that lies just outside the Wilderness' southwest boundary. The bajada is interspersed with washes. Low hills in the east crawl toward the Turquoise Mountains, a gentle range with rounded peaks and smooth-sided ridges. Elevations range from about 300 feet near Silver Lake to a central Wilderness summit of 3,122 feet. The area contains plains, hills, and alluvial fans typical of the California desert. Creosote bush, desert holly, and scale-scrub plant communities dominate the vegetation throughout the area, and desert tortoises and Mojave fringe-toed lizards live here in seclusion. There are no designated hiking trails and no dependable sources of water.

Planning to Visit the Hollow Hills Wilderness?

Leave No Trace

How to follow the seven standard Leave No Trace principles differs in different parts of the country (desert vs. Rocky Mountains). Click on any of the principles listed below to learn more about how they apply in the Hollow Hills Wilderness.
  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors
For more information on Leave No Trace, Visit the Leave No Trace, Inc. website.

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