Highland Springs Recreation Area is an extremely rugged and diverse 3200 acre property in Lake County, California which includes a variety of different watersheds, ecosystems and habitats. Historically, trails developed by hunters on horseback have existed for over 130 years. They consist mainly of narrow, single-track trails that often traverse very steep terrain. The access and views are incredible; most of these trails are recoverable, and seem fairly sustainable with moderate hiking and horseback use. This watershed property is managed by Lake County Water Resources. All trail maintenance and trail recovery is done under their supervision.
Highland Springs Recreation Area is located approximately 2 hours from the Sacramento and San Francisco Bay Area regions. The area is five miles from the City of Lakeport and the community of Kelseyville. The City of Clearlake is approximately 30 miles to the east. The signed entrance can be reached from Hwy 29 via Highland Springs Road to the Highland Springs/Old Toll Road split.