Tom Harrison Trail Map: Kings Canyon High Country Trail Map. Areas include: Rae Lakes, Paradise Valley, Cedar Grove, Kearsarge Pass, LeConte Canyon, Crown Valley, Tehipite Valley, Blackcap Basin; John Muir PCT Wilderness Map, Pacific Crest Trail, US Hwy 395 Eastern Sierra Nevada; Backpacking High Sierra, Hiking Backpacking Kings Canyon National Park.
Two different recreation maps for the Lake Tahoe Basin are created by the USDA & NatGeo. Several smaller brands for regional topographic trail maps. The US Forest Service has the Tahoe National Forest Map that encompasses a much larger area. Numerous books exist for backpacking and hiking around Tahoe.
NatGeo Map #803 Tahoe Basin
Lake Tahoe Trails Illustrated Map from National Geographic
Recreation Map for Lake Tahoe Basin, Topographic Lake Map, Backroads Hiking Maps, Tahoe Backpacking, Tahoe Camping, All Campgrounds, Trailheads, Creeks and Lakes. Sierra Nevada Back Roads, Truckee River Camping and Hiking Map. Very detailed and especially colorful, topo map. In this case, a 2 -sided map, waterproof plastic map; tear resistant. GPS data. Map scale 1:63,360 / Contour Interval = 50 feet. ISBN# 9781566953344
Many believe that Lake Tahoe was formed by the collapse of an ancient volcanic crater, but the natural lake and mountain basin was actually formed by the rise and fall of the landscape due to faulting.
The Tahoe Basin which spans approximately 22 miles long (and 12 wide), is located on top of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Separating California from Nevada state, a year-round, mountain resort destination. In particular, this is considered the north part of the majestic Eastern Sierra range. Furthermore, Lake Tahoe is often referred to as “Jewel of the Sierra”.
Largest freshwater, alpine lake in North America. Second deepest lake in the U.S. Second highest lake in the U.S.
LAKE TAHOE – 6625′ elevation above sea level
Equally as relevant, our wide range of Tahoe maps listed below are current, full color publications – covering wildlife to wildflowers, forest back roads to 4WD routes, horseback trailheads to hiking trails, mountain peaks to meadows, creeks to waterfalls, trail camps to campgrounds, and of course cross country skiing to backcountry ski tours.
NatGeo Tahoe Map Pack
NatGeo Wilderness Maps
Adventure Maps Tahoe
Tahoe Heritage Foundation Map
Fine Edge Tahoe Maps
Tahoe Backcountry Ski Maps
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, USDA Map
Lake Tahoe Map USDA
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Lake Tahoe Basin & Vicinity
2022 currently unavailable on Amazon; might still be found at local ranger stations
USGS Map California: Lake Tahoe Basin Map; Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe, Desolation Wilderness, Granite Chief, Fallen Leaf Lake. Tahoe Recreation, Camping Map. USDA NFS Recreation Area. Certainly all forest lands, trails and roads surrounding Lake Tahoe; 10 miles all the way around lake. Printed on waterproof plastic. Pictured published 2010. ISBN# 9781593514808. Purple cover = older version printed on paper in 1998.
Shaver Lake is located in the Central Sierra, on the west side of the range, way up above Fresno, CA. Numerous alpine lakes and wilderness trailheads can be accessed via Highway 168 and the side route of Dinkey Creek Road. They even have a Sequoia Grove up here!
Shaver Lake Map, Huntington Lake, Sierra National Forest maps from National Geographic. 4×4 routes around the central Sierra Nevada. Dinkey Lakes Wilderness, Kaiser Wilderness, Rancheria Falls, Black Point, Lewis Creek Tamarack Creek, Red Mountain, Red Lake, Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, Sierra Heritage Scenic Byway. Hiking, mountain biking, horse back & OHV trails. Lake trails, wilderness trail, loop trail, lake campgrounds. Two sides, waterproof & tear resistant. National Geographic Map #810; Scale 1:63,360 / 1 inch = 1 mile. ISBN# 9781566952422
Wildfire has recently ravaged about half of this National Forest, from Shaver Lake to Mammoth Pool Reservoir; Kaiser Wilderness, San Joaquin River, Huntington Lake, all the way out to Lake Edison. Many areas could be closed to logging and fire cleanup. Check with USFS for specifics. Creek Fire 2020
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. Granite Chief Wilderness and Desolation Wilderness featured on the same map from NatGeo.
Desolation Wilderness USDA Map
Desolation Map / Desolation Wilderness / Hikes 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
Tom Harrison & Wilderness Press publish Desolation Maps too
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