San Bernardino Topo Atlas

San Bernardino
National Forest Atlas USDA camp

Big Bear / Lake Arrowhead / Idyllwild
San Bernardino Mountains

SAN BERNARDINO atlas, is a spiral bound book – a collection of all the quads. (7.5 minute topographical maps, of all of San Berdu National Forest) This book map has detailed topo lines, mountain peaks, streams, lakes, hiking trails & back roads. Perfect for all kinds of recreational needs. Southern California, mountain recreation. Printed in 2018 USDA. ISBN# 9781628114300

Forest Falls, CA

Forest Falls LA

Forest Falls – waterfall near L.A.

San Bernardino National Forest QUADS:
from south to north

San Bernardino, Mountains, Trails, Map, Big Bear, Idyllwild, Big Bear Map, Topographical Maps, Topo Atlas, San Gorgonio, Backpacking Big Bear, Hiking, Hike Gorgonio, Mount San Gorgonio; Old Gray Back, Grayback, Greyback, Big Bear 4×4 Trail

RockGarden

Rock Garden on Gold Mountain Trail, Big Bear, CA

 

Heart Bar Campground

HeartBar Campground, near Mount San Gorgonio

 

San Gorgonio

San Gorgonio views, from Forest Road #2N93

Los Padres National Forest Map

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California Central Coast Forest Maps

Los Padres National Forest
There are numerous maps covering the coastal mountain regions of Los Padres NF, which spans from Monterey Bay in the north to the Ojai mountains in the south, and eastward to Tejon Pass @ Interstate 5. Many folks call this area the Santa Barbara mountains, but it is so vast that it covers way more than just the coastline.

The National Forest Service makes two forest maps and two wilderness maps; USDA maps include:LosPadresSouthUSDA

bigsur814NatGeo, short for National Geographic makes three Trails Illustrated colorful, topographic maps covering the entire Big Sur coast line and mountain areas:

Ozena Views

Ozena Views, from Lockwood Valley Road

hikerTom Harrison created the best hiking topo for
SESPE WILDERNESS TRAIL MAP

Los Padres National Forest Atlas:
All Topo Quads

Los Padres Digital Maps

Los Padres OHV 4×4 MAPS
Numerous off-road maps available as downloads (for free)

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apps/maps:
download digital topos & maps

Alamo Mtn / Miller Jeep Trail Map
Apache Canyon Topo Map USFS
Ballinger Canyon OHV Trails 4×4
Bates Canyon New Cuyama Map USFS
Camp Scheideck Reyes Peak USFS
Cone Peak Big Sur Map USFS
Cuddy Valley Topo Map USFS
Figueroa Mountain Topo Map USFS
Frazier Mountain Topo Map USF
Lake Cachuma Topo Map USFS
Lockwood Valley Topo Map USFS
Los Olivos Topo Map USFS
Los Padres MVUM – Navajo Flat (free)
Los Padres NF Visitor Map (South)
Los Padres NF Visitor Map (Central)
Los Padres NF Visitor Map (North)
Matilija Canyon Wilderness USFS
Mount Pinos OHV Guide East(free)
Mount Pinos OHV Guide West (free)
NatGeo 812 – Los Padres National Forest East
NatGeo 813 – Los Padres National Forest West
NatGeo 814 – Big Sur, Ventana Wilderness
Ojai Topo Map USFS
Santa Lucia OHV 4×4 Trails (free)
Sawmill Mountain Map USFS
Sespe Wilderness Topo Map
Tassajara Hot Springs Big Sur USFS
Ventana Cones Big Sur Map USF
Wheeler Springs Topo Map USFS

Snowy Mil Potreo Highway

Snowy Mil Potreo Highway

cuyama valley

Cuyama River Valley

more links for this area –

Beautiful PMC

Beautiful PMC

4x4 Routes Los Padres

Kaiser Wilderness Map

Views from Kaiser

Wonderful high elevation views from the peaks.

Kaiser Pass Hiking Map

Kaiser Map / Kaiser Pass / Sierra Kaiser Wilderness

Tom Harrison Maps makes the newest version of this Central Sierrra wilderness map. Kaiser Wilderness has glacier boulders, huge granite – Kaiser Peak, 4×4 routes and big cell phone towers, plus a lotta great views all the way around. Elevations range from 7000′ to 10,320′ above sea level.

Kaiser Pass is a narrow paved road, located in between Huntington Lake and Edison Lake; Only open in the summer months and closed for winter. No long trailers or RVs allowed on this route. Minimal pulls outs, maximum scenery.

Headwaters to the San Joaquin River start way back here in the mid-Sierra mountains. Decent fishing, awesome camping, rock climbing, hot springs and plenty of hidden spaces. Hiking and mountain biking in this region is abundant, as well as in winter, with cross-country skiing and snowmo trails.

avenza mapsdownload digital version of this map –
Kaiser Wilderness Topo Map

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hikerHuntington Lake marks the hard right (turn off) for KAISER, a steep one lane road, which climbs the mountain and take yoiu deep into the backcountry. Extreme heights, granite boulders and radical cliffs w/ no guard rails. 25 mph max kinda road, for dozens of miles. Not a quick or easy day trip kinda place. Plan for weeks  or several days exploring out in this backcountry.

One lane bridges, alpine lakes, trailheads and granite peaks. NO ROAD connects through to the Eastern Sierra side, so it’s all on foot after Edison or Florence. Two major California Reservoirs on the edge of High Sierra Wilderness.

snowmoSnow is deep! Snowmobiling is very popular on this route and in this deep snow region. China Peak (or Sierra Summit) is the local ski resort. Cabins, condos and campgrounds are all available at Huntington Lake.

The Kaiser Road is one of the highest paved mountain roads in all California. Great views to the Eastern Sierra and all the way around. Numerous primitive camps and trailheads, adjacent to the Wilderness Area. Kaiser Pass has the DUSY ERSHIM 4×4 Trail, second only to the RUBICON TRAIL in popularity. Some dirt roads may require high clearance, or perhaps 4-wheel drive. Signage gets knocked down, mud can turn to powder fine dust in summer, lots of erosion, landslides, rock slides. Have a good topographical map and know your vehicles limitations.

nearby destinations:

Kaiser Wilderness Map USDANFSCalifornia Kaiser

HUNTINGTON LAKE, CA – Kaiser Wilderness Trail Map, Part of Sierra National Forest has destinations like Huntington Lake, Lakeshore, Kaiser Peak ( 10,320′ elevation), Kaiser Pass. Kaiser Wilderness, XC skiing, Snowmobile Trails. Perfect for a day hike reference or extended backpacking adventures.

USDA NFS Map Scale = 2″ to mile; Printed on paper in 1991. Might only be found at USFS Ranger Station Pineridge @ Tollhouse, on Highway 168

kaiser pass

Kaiser Pass, Sierra Map, Wilderness Trails, Topo, Huntington, Mono Hot Springs

Mono Hot Springs

Mono Hot Springs, open all year long.

Rancheria Creek

Camping on a Creek

wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiser_Wilderness

National Geographic Maps makes a much larger, full color map that covers the whole region, from Shaver Lake @ Highway 168, way out to Dinkey Lakes Wilderness. The map scale is much wider, so it is not considered a trail map, like the Tom Harrison Topo and the USDA maps listed above.

NatGeo Shaver Lake Map

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BLM Maps

Bureau of Land Management
BLM Maps

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Desert Maps BLM California

download PDF maps from BLM website:
blmhttps://www.blm.gov/maps

BLM’s Story Maps (web app gallery) via Web App Viewer
https://blm-egis.maps.arcgis.com/

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Paper BLM Maps can be ordered online from Jawbone.org
jawbone.org/ohvmap/index.php/maps-guides/agency-maps

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BLM for off-road routes and free camping

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Nelson @ El Dorado Canyon – Lake Mohave