4×4 Guide Tahoe NF

4×4 Tahoe Trail Maps
Off Roading Routes

4x4 maps4×4 Tahoe Trail Maps: Explore the 4WD (four wheel drive) dirt and gravel roads inside the Lake Tahoe region. The Lake Tahoe off roading trail maps shown on this page are only a few of the maps of what is available. Featuring locations like Truckee, Lake Tahoe, SLT, PCT, plus all lakes at Donner Pass, Canyon Creek, the Sierra Buttes, the American River and Yuba River watersheds. Please follow the links listed at the bottom of this page for more Tahoe Maps.

Camping Lake Map

Sawmill Lake, Tahoe NF – N of Donner Pass I-80

4Wheeler’s Guide to Trails of the Tahoe National Forest, CA; Lake Tahoe to the North Yuba River; Northern Sierra Nevada mountains, N Gold Country California

4Wheeler’s Guide to the Rubicon Trail

driftwood

California off roading with 4×4 Tahoe Trail Maps. Topographical hard copy maps show contour lines, routes, trailheads, campgrounds, alpine lakes, mountain peaks, wilderness boundaries.  Maps for use by nomad campers, mountain bikers, dirt bikers, jeeps, SUVs, ATVs, and all off roading rigs. Overland camping options in the high elevation Sierra Nevada mountains.

see also –dirt bikes trail map

Lake Tahoe Basin Topo Atlas

Tahoe National Forest Map USDA

Lake Tahoe Basin – Recreation @ Lake Tahoe

Tahoe Rim Trail Topo Map by Tom Harrison

USDA Lakes Basin, Sierra Buttes Map

bowman cliff shoreline

Bowman Lake, narrow cliff shoreline

Tahoe Forest Maps
by National Geographic

Tahoe East – Sierra Buttes & Donner Passfishing maps tahoe

Tahoe West – Yuba River & American River

sierra buttes maps

Back Roads @ N Yuba, Lakes Basin

Lakes Basin Recreation Area: Sierra Buttes
GOLD LAKE HWY. North Sierra Nevada – where granite spires touch the sky and river canyons run deep. Alpine lakes are covered in snow half the year w/ Gold Lake being the largest.

Totally worth a weekend visit! Spending a full week here is ideal. Summer destination for cabins, camping, hiking, fishing, waterfalls, and even off road routes; Winter offers snow recreation: cross country ski, snow shoe trails, and snow mobile access.


forest roads map tahoe

Tire Tools: roadside assistance
doesn’t do dirt roads

Mount Whitney Zone Map


Mt Whitney Zone Trail Map
whitney zone trail map
Tom Harrison Maps

Mount Whitney is the tallest mountain peak in the lower 48!

Mount Whitney Map, Whitney Portal. Topo Trail. Mt Whitney maps. Tom Harrison Trail Map: Mount Whitney Zone Trail Map, Lone Pine, CA; Areas include: Whitney Portal, Crabtree, Cottonwood Lakes, Rock Creek. Whitney Portal Trailheads, Outpost Camp, Trail Camp, Whitney Summit, Mountaineer’s Route, High Sierra Trail, Crescent Meadow, and the John Muir Trail Junction. Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 31.7K; ISBN# 9781877689697

Mount Whitney Zone Map

avenza mapsdownload digital version of this map –
Mount Whitney Zone Map

 

  • backpacking
  • camping
  • climbing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • horsepacking
  • mountaineering

A day hike to Mount Whitney and back to the Portal is not really possible (for most people), so an overnight backpacking trip is a given. High elevations makes for thinner air and more challenging conditions.

Permits are required to hike this popular peak – DAY HIKERS or OVERNIGHTERS. Authorities limit the amount of people that can be on these trails. A lottery tackles the choice of who gets to go this year. Annual deadline is April 30 @ recreation.gov

How many people wanna hike Whitney?

25,005 applications in 2021

Mount Whitney Zone Map

redwood maps

USEFUL LINKS:

california indpendent

Mount Whitney is the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States and the Sierra Nevada, with an elevation of 14,505 feet. It is in East–Central California, on the boundary between California’s Inyo and Tulare counties, 84.6 miles west-northwest of North America’s lowest point, Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park, at 282 feet below sea level. The mountain’s west slope is in Sequoia National Park and the summit is the southern terminus of the John Muir Trail, which runs 211.9 miles from Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley. The eastern slopes are in Inyo National Forest in Inyo County.

Mount Whitney’s summit is on the Sierra Crest and the Great Basin Divide. It lies near many of the Sierra Nevada’s highest peaks. The peak rises dramatically above the Owens Valley, sitting 10,778 feet or just over 2 miles above the town of Lone Pine 15 miles to the east, in the Owens Valley. It rises more gradually on the west side, lying only about 3,000 feet above the John Muir Trail at Guitar Lake. The mountain is partially dome-shaped, with its famously jagged ridges extending to the sides. Mount Whitney is above the tree line and has an alpine climate and ecology.

see also –

Mount Whitney Highcountry Map
Inyo National Forest Map USDA
Inyo Forest Atlas
John Muir Wilderness Maps
John Muir Trail Books

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. Granite Chief Wilderness and Desolation Wilderness featured on the same map from NatGeo.

Desolation Maps

Desolation Maps

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

Desolation Maps

Wilderness Press publishes a Desolation Map too!

Desolation Maps

Desolation Wilderness Trail Map
Tom Harrison MapsDesolation Maps

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

Desolation Maps

see also –
Lake Tahoe Basin Maps
Tahoe Rim Trail Map
Tahoe Basin Topo Atlas

Desolation Maps

Desolation Books –

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

Carson-Iceberg Wilderness Map

Carson Iceberg Wilderness Map USDA

Carson Iceberg Wilderness Map

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; Contour Interval 100 Feet. Printed on waterproof plastic paper. Updated in 2016. ISBN# 9781628114140

Carson Trailhead Highland

Carson Iceberg Trailhead @ County Line

carson iceberg

High elevation trailhead from Highland Lakes Campground

Carson-Iceberg Map

OLDER VERSION of USDA map

NatGeo Map #807 Carson Iceberg


Carson Iceberg Wilderness Map NatGeo
Carson-Iceberg, Emigrant & Mokelumne
Carson Wilderness Maps

Carson Iceberg Wilderness Map

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

see also – 

Stanislaus National Forest Map
Stanislaus Forest Atlas
Gold Country Maps
Emigrant Wilderness Maps

Utica Reservoir

Utica Reservoir is accessed via dirt road