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:

California Escapes
Kaiser Wilderness Map USDA

Kaiser Wilderness Trail Map, Part of Sierra National Forest has destinations like Huntington Lake, Lakeshore, Sierra Summit (now China Peak Ski Resort), Edison Lake, Florence Lake, Kaiser Pass. Rancheria Falls, Kaiser Wilderness, Mono Hot Springs, 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.

Sierra Granite Lakes

Kaiser Pass, Sierra Map, Wilderness Trails, Topo, Huntington, Edison Lake, Florence Lake, 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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El Dorado National Forest Map

El Dorado National Forest Map

Eldorado National Forest / El Dorado Camping

El Dorado Forest

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USGS map California: Northern Sierra, Gold Country, Mokelumne Wilderness, South Lake Tahoe.PAPER MAP. Ranger Map – NFS issued map. GPS: Longitude & Latitude; Rivers, Creeks, Peaks, Elevations, 4WD & every dirt BackRoad, Hot Springs, Equestrian Areas, all Campgrounds, Hiking Trails & BackPacking Trailheads.

Areas include: Northern Sierra, Gold Country, Mokelumne Wilderness, Desolation Wilderness, South Lake Tahoe, Lower Bear River Reservoir, Silver Lake, Caples Lake, Lake Aloha, Union Vallet Reservoir, Cosumnes River, American River, Jenkinson Lake, Crystal Basin and Rubicon Lake and Rubicon Trail. Quality USDA maps created for the National Forest Service. Map Size: 27″x 36″ overall / 4″x9″ folded; Printed on paper. ISBN# 9781593514440

ELDORADO

OLD VERSION

Waterfalls

Central Sierra Mountains / Gold Country Foothills : El Dorado National Forest

Wilderness areas near El Dorado Forest:

Mokelumne Wilderness
Desolation Wilderness

Granite Chief Wilderness
Red Lake Wildlife Area

nearby towns:

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Crystal Basin Silver Fork Map

Crystal Basin & Silver Fork of Eldorado NF
NatGeo Map # 806

Crystal Basin / Silver Fork Map, Sierra Nevada NatGeo Maps

Trails Illustrated Map from National Geographic. Crystal Basin / Silver Fork Map inside El Dorado National Forest map #806. 4×4 routes for the Rubicon Trail – all the way to Tahoe. Union Valley Reservoir, Ice House Reservoir. Auburn State Recreation Area (Auburn SRA) and Carson – Emigrant Historic National Recreation Trail. Pony Express National Historic Recreation Trail.

Mountain bike trails, backpacking routes, equestrian and hiking trail mileage. High country map. Many rivers, roads and trails to explore. 2-sided map. Very detailed & colorful. Waterproof Plastic Map; Tear Resistant. GPS data. Scale = 1:63,360 ISBN#9781566952644

Silver Lake @ Carson Pass

Silver Lake Carson

Shaver Lake Map

Shaver Lake
Sierra NF NatGeo Map #810

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

Shaver Beaches

see also –
Dinkey Lakes Maps
Kaiser Wilderness Map
Sierra National Forest Maps

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