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

Inyo National Forest Map

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NFS – USDA – U.S. Forest Service

Inyo National Forest Map

Eastern Sierra Map, Inyo Map, Mt Whitney, Bishop Wilderness

USDA maps created for the National Forest Service. GPS: Longitude & Latitude; Rivers, Creeks, Peaks, Elevations, 4WD & every dirt BackRoad, Hot Springs, Equestrian Areas, all Campgrounds, Hiking Trails & Backpacking Trailheads.NFS

Areas include: Eastern Sierra, Range of Light, Owens Valley, Hwy. 395, Bishop, Lone Pine, Lee Vining, Independence, Mammoth, June Lake, East Yosemite, Mount Whitney, Mono Basin, White Mtns, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Monache Mdws, Golden Trout Wilderness, Cottonwood Lakes, Sierra Lakes, Mono Lake, John Muir Trail & JM Wilderness, Ansel Adams Wilderness, Lake Crowley, Hot Springs, Rock Creek, Inyo Mtns, Kennedy Mdws, South Sierra Wilderness.

Map Size: 36″x 44″ overall / 4″x9″ folded; Printed on waterproof plastic map paper in 2010. ISBN# 9781593514853

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older version

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paper map from 1993

 

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Gull Lake, next to June Lake in the Eastern Sierra

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Eastern Sierra California
Inyo National Forest

Wilderness Areas in Eastern California:

White Mountains
Ancient Bristlecone Pines
John Muir Wilderness
Ansel Adams Wilderness
Hoover Wilderness
Yosemite EAST Wilderness
Fish Slough, N Bishop, CA
Piper Mountain Wildernesshiker
Kings Canyon High Country
Golden Trout Wilderness
South Sierra Wilderness
Inyo Mountains Wilderness

Inyo Hiking, off road, 4×4, Eastern Sierra, Mount Whitney, John Muir, Ansel Adams, Sierra Lakes, Inyo National Forest Topo Maps, Topographical Inyo Map, Eastern Sierra, Olancha Peak, Lone Pine, Alabama Hills, Whitney, Mammoth, June Lake, Rock Creek, Lee Vining, Bishop, Baker Creek, Sabrina, Palisades Glacier, Onion Valley, Independence, Coyote Flat, High Sierra Lakes, Eastern California

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Hike-in only, Walker Lake @ June Lake Loop

see also –Inyo Forest Topo Atlas
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find more Eastern Sierra maps:

Ansel Adams Wilderness Maps
Bishop Pass Map
Bodie Ghost Town Map
Death Valley Park Maps
Devil’s Postpile Map
Dome Land Wilderness Map
Golden Trout Wilderness Maps
Hoover Wilderness Map
Jawbone Canyon OHV Map
JMT – John Muir Trail Map
Kern River Maps
Kings Canyon Highcountry Map
Mammoth High Country Map
Mono Divide Topo Map
Mono Lake Map
Mount Whitney Maps
NatGeo Mammoth Map #809
Palisades Trail Map
Toiyabe National Forest Map

Pacific Crest Trail Mapspct
PCT Map #3 South Sierra
PCT Map #4 Mid Sierra

EASTERN SIERRA LINKS:

Campgrounds Eastern Sierra
Camping Inyo
Eastern Sierra Hiking
Eastern Sierra Lakes
Inyo Forest Roads
June Lake Loop #1S63
Lundy Lake
Mammoth Fishing
Mono Lake, California
Onion Valley
Rock Creek Road
Silver Lake @ June
Walker Creek Olancha
Walker Lake Hike

lupineway

Lupine Way – Coyote Flat, W of Bishop, CA

NEARBY TOWNS:

highsierra SUV

The High Sierra @ 10,000′ elevation, by SUV

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digital maps for download

BLM Map – Alabama Hills Recreation Area (free)
Mammoth Mountain Topographic Map
NatGeo Map 809 – Mammoth Lakes, Mono Divide
Convict Lake Topographic Map
CTUC Inyo National Forest (north) OHV Map
CTUC Inyo NF (south) OHV Map
Inyo MVUM – Monache Mdws, South Fork Kern River (free)
Inyo MVUM – Inyo Mountains Map (free)
Inyo MVUM – Bald Mountain Mono (free)
Inyo MVUM – White Mountains Map (free)
Inyo MVUM – Glass Mountain Map (free)

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Upper Baker Creek Road, 4×4 Camping

Los Padres Map North

Los Padres MontereyLos Padres National Forest Map: North

NFS – USDA – U.S. Forest Service

Monterey District, Big Sur Coast

Big Sur Map, Central Coast Camping, Los Padres Forest
Los Padres Forest

Los Padres National Forest Map: North – Monterey /Santa Lucia District Quality USDA maps created for the National Forest Service. Central Coast California, San Louis Obispo, Coastal Range, Big Sur Coast, Ventana Wilderness. Waterproof Map: Ranger – 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: Central Coast California, Monterey County, San Louis Obispo County, Coastal Range, Coast Wine Country, Big Sur Coast, Silver Peak Wilderness, Ventana Wilderness, Lucia Wilderness, Garcia Wilderness, San Rafeal Wilderness, San Louis Obispo, Cuyama, Plaskett Creek, Fort Hunter Liggett, Prewitt Ridge, Nacimiento, Figueroa Mountain Recreation Area Usually only found at Ranger Stations – Hard to find maps. Size: 36″x 40″ overall / 4″x9″ folded; Map scale = 1:126,720. Printed on plastic map paper. ISBN# 9781593514310

Bixbey Bridge View

San Luis Obispo Camping: Los Padres National Forest

nearby towns:

limekiln falls

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Alternate Map for Big Sur Coast

Sand Dollar Cove

Sand Dollar Cove (photo by Vimlesh)

Lake Tahoe Basin Map

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.

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NatGeo Map #803 Tahoe Basin

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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 & Hiking Map. Very detailed & colorful. 2 -sided map, waterproof plastic map; tear resistant. GPS data. Map scale 1:63,360 / Contour Interval = 50 feet. ISBN# 9781566953344

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townNcountryMany 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. The lake 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

Adventure Maps

Fine Edge Tahoe Maps

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Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, USDA Map


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Lake Tahoe Map USDA
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

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Lake Tahoe Basin & Vicinity

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. All forest lands, trails & roads surrounding Lake Tahoe; 10 miles all the way around lake. Printed on waterproof plastic. Published 2010. ISBN# 9781593514808. Older version printed on paper in 1998.

TAHOE OUTDOOR RECREATION

  • backpacking
  • boating
  • camping
  • casinos
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • horseback
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • off-roading
  • sailing
  • snow skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • xc skiing

see also –
Tom Harrison Tahoe Rim Trail

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Tahoe National Forest

nearby towns:

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