Study Areas

Trails Study Areas

Based on the results from the first Public Workshop held June 16, 2009, and the online Trails Survey, the Konocti Regional Trails System was divided into six study areas:

Study Areas:
Northshore Study (NS) Area: Covering Clearlake Oaks, Nice and Lucerne.
Westshore Study (WS) Area: Covering Upper Lake and greater Lakeport
Konocti Region (KR) Study Area: Covering Kelseyville, Mt Konocti and the Rivieras
Eastshore (ES) Study Area: Covering greater Clearlake, Lower Lake
South County (SC) Study Area: Covering Hidden Valley, Middletown, Cobb
Clear Lake (CL) Study Area: Covering Water Trails on Clear Lake

Major Destinations in Lake County – Outside the Study Areas
BLM Cache Creek; BLM Walker Ridge/Indian Valley; BLM Cow Mountain; BLM Geysers; BLM Knoxville; MNF Snow Mountain; Lake Pillsbury, Robert Louis Stevenson State Park, Blue Lakes

Within each study area, a list was made of existing trails, proposed trails (those proposed and approved in county/area plans) and conceptual connections (wish list). The conceptual connections were developed from Workshop 1 and 2, and the Online Survey.

The existing, proposed and conceptual trails were divided into a hierarchy of thee types:

•    Regional Trails, connecting neighboring communities or regionally significant attractions.
•    Community Connector Pathways, link important land uses and areas of interest, into the regional system
•    Local Trails/Pathways, connect neighborhoods to schools, shopping; trails within parks.

More info on the study areas and results of the workshop can be found in the sidebar under Discussion Areas, select category.



  1. Hi,

    I’m very interested in starting a group to look at a large bank of conservation easements to establish a regional trail for hiking and horses that would connect Highland Springs via Adobe Creek reservoir with the new Konocti Mountain property.

    I think we could do this by getting mostly property near stream setbacks as they are outlined by our current grading laws (the use of this land is already very restricted). This would help the landowners by increasing their property value and decreasing their taxes. Having a large bank of easements in a single package would likely increase the chances of successfully getting a grant to cover part or all of the costs of the easement.

    Looking at aerial maps this would be best accomplished by following a path roughly parallel to Wight way, but just to the East. Starting at the entrance to Adobe Creek reservoir on Adobe Creek Road and Ending about the area of the old Kelseyville dump site on the Mt. Konocti side of highway 29. Naturally a provision for crossing Highway 29 would be necessary; along with a couple of secondary road crossings.

    The views, and wildlife are beautiful in this area; and the recreational opportunities of Highland Springs are many -as it is connected to large areas of BLM land. There are already a large number of horse owners in the area and the local residents have already done a good amount of trail development, so a grassroots movement is well under way. With a bit more effort we could have a first class regional trail.

    Would you like to help?


  2. Hi Paul:
    This sounds great. What I can do is send your thoughts above to all the people who signed up to volunteer/work in the Konocti Region area, and ask them to get in touch.

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