Ventana Wilderness Map

Three map makers – Wilderness Press, USDA & National Geographic – all make topographic hiking maps for the Ventana Wilderness Map, located on the super scenic Big Sur coast in California.

Ventana Wilderness

Silver Peak Wilderness

The original topo map is the one from the National Forest Service.

Ventana Wilderness Map USDA
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Silver Peak Wilderness located inside the northern section of Los Padres National Forest (Monterey County California)

If you plan on backpacking the Big Sur Coast, this is the California topo map you will need. This map covers both the southern section – Silver Peak Wilderness & the northern most Ventana hiking areas. This map covers everything south and east of Andrew Molera State Park over to Sierra de Salinas near Hwy 101, and southward to Ragged Point & Windy Point in the southern Big Sur coastline. Camp in coastal redwood groves, hike the trails with outstanding views over the Pacific Ocean, and play in the numerous fern lined creeks. Map printed with vegetable oil based ink, on waterproof polypropylene plastic. USDA printing 2007; Scale 1: 63 – ISBN# 9781593514655

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Desolation Maps

Desolation Wilderness Maps
Westside of Lake Tahoe

High Sierra Granite, Lakes Sierra Nevada California

Several maps and books cover this Sierra Wilderness Area located right next to Lake Tahoe, the premier alpine lake destinations on the West Coast.

Tahoe Wilderness Winter

Desolation Map

Desolation Wilderness USDA Map

Desolation Map / Desolation Wilderness / Hikes Tahoe
Limited availability. May be found at local ranger stations near Lake Tahoe.

Backpacking & Hiking Trail Map for Desolation Wilderness (Part of El Dorado NF) Waterproof Plastic Paper. Perfect for a day hike reference or extended backpacking adventures. Map Scale = 2″ to mile; ISBN# 9781593514402

Wilderness Press publishes a Desolation Map too!

Desolation Wilderness Trail Map
Tom Harrison MapsTrail Map Desolation

Desolation Wilderness Map Trail Map, Tahoe Lake Camping. Lake Tahoe, CA; Tahoe Westside, Loon Lake camping, Lake Aloha, Emerald Bay, Fallen Leaf Lake, DL Bliss State Park, Echo Lake, Velma Lake, Wrights Lake, Rubicon River, Rubicon 4×4 Trail, Rockbound Valley, Tahoe Rim Trail hiking PCT Pacific Crest Trail; Sierra Nevada High Country Tahoe hiking; Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 42.24K; ISBN# 9781877689611

California Sierras

see also –
Lake Tahoe Basin Maps

Desolation Books –

Trail Tools Desolation Maps (1996) by Dennis O’Neill

Carson-Iceberg Wilderness Map

Carson Iceberg Wilderness Map USDA

Carson-Iceberg Wilderness is part of the Stanislaus and the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests, in the Central Sierra.

This area of wilderness mountains extends from Ebbetts Pass to Bear Valley on both sides of Highway 4, and south to Sonora Pass Highway 108. Volcanic Sierra Nevada in California. Areas include Union Reservoir, Utica Reservoir, Highlands Lakes, the Dardanelles, Carson River, Stanislaus River, Wolf Creek, Silver Creek, Sonora Pass (Pacific Crest Trail details) PCT hiking. Perfect for a day hike reference, kayaking lakes, rivers, fishing lakes, creeks, primitive camp sites on back roads, or extended backpacking adventures. Map Scale = 1″ to mile; Printed on waterproof plastic paper. Updated in 2009. ISBN# 9781593514822

Carson Trailhead Highland

Carson Iceberg Wilderness Trailhead
entry from the Highland Lakes Campground

Carson-Iceberg Map

OLDER VERSION of this USDA map

NatGeo Map #807 Carson Iceberg

Carson Wilderness Maps
Carson Iceberg Wilderness Map NatGeo

National Geographic make this Trails Illustrated Trail Map that covers 3 different Wilderness areas inside the Central Sierra Nevada mountains – Carson Iceberg Wilderness, Emigrant Wilderness, Mokelumne Wilderness. Trailheads, campgrounds, river, creeks, peaks, and alpine lakes. Backpack, camp, climb, fish, and hike. Basically, all the recreation destinations in this region. These regions are CLOSED for snow during winter months and usually only accessible during the summer period.

NatGeo Map# 807. Trails Illustrated. GPS Compatible, Full UTM Grid. Waterproof ISBN# 9781566952651

Santa Cruz Mountains

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Having trouble finding trail maps of the Santa Cruz Mountains?

National Geographic covers this coastal, redwood forest region with two colorful topo maps.

The coastal mountain area is heavy on residential and much of it private land. Several State Parks and a few county parks are central hubs for outdoor recreation, all year round. Hike or backpacking; camping options available in most parks. Mountain bikes are allowed only in some areas, so do your research online before you make the drive.

PARKS IN THE REGION –
Ano Nuevo State Park
Big Basin State Park
Butano State Park
Castle Rock State Park
Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
Henry Cowell State Park
Portola State Park
Quail Hollow Ranch County Park
Sam McDonald County Park
Sanborn County Park