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.

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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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Dinkey Lakes Maps

Dinkey Creek Map
Dinky Lakes, California

Several map producers cover this popular western Sierra Wilderness region. Tom Harrison makes a hiking topo, so does the USDA. NatGeo even has a nice, new, colorful Shaver Lake Map.

Dinkey Lake Wilderness

Dinkey Lake, Dinky Creek, Sierra National Forest, Courtright Reservoir, Trailheads, OHV 4×4 Routes, Dusy-Ershim Trail, Red Lake, Coyote Lake, Ershim Lake, Crater Lake, Summitt Lake, Mallard Lake, Mystery Lake Trail, Swede Lake, South Lake, Rainbow Lake, Swamp Lake, Island Lake, Rock Lake, Little Lake, First Dinkey Lake, Cliff Lake, Nelson Lakes, Helms Creek, Perkins Camp, Florence Lake, Jackass Meadow, Badger Flat, John Muir Wilderness

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Dinkey Lakes Wilderness Trail Map

Topo Maps by Tom Harrison

Tom Harrison Trail Map: Dinkey Lake Wilderness , part of Sierra National Forest – Central Sierra California. Courtright Reservoir, Maxson Trailhead, OHV Swamp 4×4 Route, Dusy-Ershim Trail, Red Lake, Coyote Lake, Ershim Lake, Crater Lake, Summitt Lake, Mallard Lake, Mystery Lake Trail, Swede Lake, South Lake, Rainbow Lake, Swamp Lake, Island Lake, Rock Lake, Little Lake, First Dinkey Lake, Cliff Lake, Nelson Lakes, Helms Creek, Perkins Camp, Florence Lake, Jackass Meadow, Badger Flat, Borders the John Muir Wilderness to the east. Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 42K; ISBN# 9781877689987

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Dinkey Lakes Wilderness Map

Major Intersection

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Dinkey Lake Wilderness Map USDA

Dinkey Lakes Trails / Dinkey Creek Camping

Dinkey Lakes Wilderness Map. Perfect for a day hike reference or extended backpacking adventures. Scale = 2″ to mile; Usually only found at Ranger Stations – Hard to find maps. Printed on paper; Last updated in 1991.

 

Dinkey Creek @ Dinkey Bridge

Dinkey Creek @ Dinkey Bridge

NatGeo Map #810 Shaver Lake

Shaver Lake Camping
National Geographic Shaver Lake Map

National Geographic Map #810; 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. Map Scale 1:63,360 / 1 inch = 1 mile. ISBN# 9781566952422

rancheria falls

rancheria falls

Ansel Adams Wilderness Map

Ansel Adams Map USDA


Ansel Adams Wilderness, part of Inyo NF and Sierra NF

This High Sierra terrain spans some of the most majestic areas of the Sierra Nevada – the youngest mountain range in the U.S. This wilderness is bordered by National Parks, National Forests, and other Wilderness Areas – all the way around it. Kaiser Wilderness and Lake Edison inside Sierra NF on the west, Yosemite National Park on the north, Inyo NF on the east side, and John Muir Wilderness on the south end. Wow!

This 230,300 acre, high elevation wilderness was formerly the Minarets Wilderness, renamed in 1984 to honor the pioneering landscape photographer, Ansel Adams. Known for spectacular alpine scenery, elevations range from 7,000 to 14,000 feet. Rugged granite peaks and passes, with alpine lakes, includes high country east of the Sierra crest. Pacific Crest Trail and John Muir Trail cross this High Sierra Wilderness region.

This USDA map is also available at Ranger Stations.

Perfect for packing and hiking references, fishing lakes, creeks, high altitude camp sites, horse packing routes, or extended backpacking adventures. Map Scale = 1″ to mile; Printed on waterproof plastic paper. Updated in 2011. ISBN# 9781593515188

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see also –

Eastern Sierra Trail Map

Ansel Adams Wilderness Trail Map
by Tom Harrison Topo Maps

NatGeo Ansel Adams Map #309 Yosemite SE

Ansel Adams Trailhead locations include –

Eastern Sierra: Lee Vining, June Lake, Mammoth Lakes, CA

Western Sierra: Edison Lake (pictured below), Huntington Lake, Shaver Lake, Clover Meadow, Mammoth Pool Reservoir, NorthFork via Bass Lake and Yosemite National Park.

Edison Lake

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

Bald Mountain Views