Ventana Wilderness Hiking Maps
Buckeye Trail in Silver Peak Wilderness
Several map makers offer topographic hiking maps for the Ventana Wilderness Map, located on the super scenic Big Sur coast in California. Silver Peak Wilderness is to the south of Ventana, and usually included on the same map. Perfect for day hikes, overnight backpacking trips or just getting an impressive view of the Pacific Ocean.
Silver Peak Wilderness
Ventana Trail Map / Coastal Trails / Big Sur Trail Map
Silver Peak Wilderness located inside the northern section of Los Padres National Forest (Monterey County California)
If you plan on backpacking the Big Sur Coast, this is the California topo map you will need. This map covers both the southern section – Silver Peak Wilderness & the northern most Ventana hiking areas. This map covers everything south and east of Andrew Molera State Park over to Sierra de Salinas near Hwy 101, and southward to Ragged Point & Windy Point in the southern Big Sur coastline. Camp in coastal redwood groves, hike the trails with outstanding views over the Pacific Ocean, and play in the numerous fern lined creeks.
Map printed with vegetable oil based ink, on waterproof polypropylene plastic. Might be available from Los Padres USFS Ranger Stations. USDA printing 2007; Scale 1: 63 – ISBN# 9781593514655
big sur back roads
ocean glare afternoons
see also –
Big Sur Books
Big Sur Maps
Los Padres National Forest Maps
Los Padres Forest Atlas
Dipsea & Mountain Play Trail Map
Tom Harrison Maps
2022 currently unavailable on Amazon
The Dipsea & Mountain Play Trail Map; Marin County Hiking Mill Valley Stinson Beach, Pipeline, Dipsea Steps, Nora Trail, Old Mill Park, Mountain Home, Cardiac Hill, Muir Woods, Steep Ravine, Mount Tamalpias, Rock Springs; Mill Valley California to Mountain Theater; Marin Hiking Maps; Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 31.7K; ISBN# 9781877689918
Marin Hiking: Dipsea & Mill Valley
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Mill Valley, California
Dipsea Trail is also known as the Ben Johnson Trail. The Dipsea Race is a trail running event in California, United States. It is the oldest cross-country trail running event and one of the oldest foot races of any kind—in the United States. The 7.5 mile long Dipsea Race has been held annually almost every year since November 19, 1905, starting in Mill Valley, and finishing at Stinson Beach, in Marin County, California.
by NatGeo Map #322
Mount Whitney is universally famous as the highest peak in the contiguous United States, as well as the highest point in California. National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated map of Mount Whitney delivers unmatched detail and valuable information to assist you in your exploration of this beautiful region. Expertly researched and created in partnership with local land management agencies, this map features key areas of interest including Sequoia, Kings Canyon NP, Inyo NF and John Muir Wilderness; South Fork Kern River; Diaz Lake; and Cottonwood Lakes.
With miles of mapped trails including the popular Pacific Crest and John Muir trails, this map can guide you off the beaten path and back again in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the region. The clearly marked trails include mileage between intersections. A Mount Whitney trail profile inset showing the changes in altitude from various points along the Pacific Crest Trail Junction and the Whitney Portal Trailhead provides a handy tool for hikers. Scenic byways are noted for those wishing to take in the scenery by car. The map base includes contour lines and elevations for summits, passes and many lakes. Some of the many recreation features noted are campgrounds, trailheads, boat launches, swimming and fishing areas, and pack stations. Map includes helpful information about climbing Mount Whitney. (which you should do online and offline, months in advance, if you really plan to hike the peak)
Inyo National Forest
Whitney Portal is a tourists attraction, as well as a NFS campground, and trailhead for the thousands of hikers who visit the area. Whitney Portal Road leads uphill 20 miles from US 395 @ Lone Pine, CA
see also –
Mt Whitney Zone Map & Mount Whitney Highcountry Map, both by Tom Harrison Maps
Inyo National Forest Map USDA
Inyo National Forest Topo Atlas
Bishop Pass Trail Map
John Muir Wilderness / JMT Maps
Golden Trout Wilderness Maps
Mount Whitney Topo
by Wilderness Press Maps
Whitney Portal Store & Cafe
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JMT: John Muir Trail & John Muir Wilderness
The John Muir Trail is a long-distance trail in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California, passing through Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. From the northern terminus at Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley and the southern terminus located on the summit of Mount Whitney, the Trail’s length is 213.7 miles, with a total elevation gain of approximately 47,000 feet. For almost all of its length, the trail is in the High Sierra backcountry and wilderness areas. For about 160 miles, the trail follows the same footpath as the longer Pacific Crest Trail. It is named after John Muir, the famous naturalist.
The JMT is 213.7 miles long. From its northern terminus in Yosemite Valley, the trail runs southeast, passing south of Half Dome and then on to Tuolumne Meadows. From Tuolumne Meadows the trail turns south, running parallel to the main range of the Sierra Nevada, through Yosemite National Park, Inyo and Sierra national forests (including the John Muir Wilderness and Ansel Adams Wilderness), passing through Devils Postpile National Monument, Kings Canyon National Park, and ending on Mount Whitney in Sequoia National Park. From the southern terminus of the JMT at the summit of Mount Whitney, an additional 10.6-mile hike on the Mount Whitney Trail is required to reach the nearest trailhead at Whitney Portal, thus making an end-to-end traverse of the JMT effectively 221 miles.
see also –
John Muir Wilderness Map
PCT Pacific Crest Trail Books
Little Pot Hole Lake, Kearsarge Pass Hike from Onion Valley
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