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

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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

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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
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Zion National Park Map

Zion National Park Map

Waterfalls appear after a big sudden thunderstorm.

National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map #214
Zion Canyon, Virgin River, Zion NP

Zion National Park, UT – Zion Narrows, Kolob Canyons, La Verkin Creek Trail, Hop Valley Trail, Wildcat Canyon, West Rim Trail, Floor of the Valley Road, East Rim Trail, Telephone Canyon, and the Virgin River.

Waterproof Map Paper. Printed in 2019, ISBN 9781566952972

 

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Zion National Park Map

Zion Canyon is a mini Yosemite Valley, in red rock, in the high desert.

A terra cotta colored wonderland.

Zion National Park is one of the most visited of all the Utah National Parks Loop, due primarily to its proximity to Las Vegas, NV and Interstate 15.

Zion National Park Map

Zion Canyon, from hiking trail to Angel’s Landing

ZION NP OVERVIEW: To prevent traffic jams and preserve the wildness, the NPS offers a common parking lot (on Hwy 9 @ Springdale, UT) with tram/shuttle service to and from the valley. Plan to be away from your car most of the day when visiting the main canyon. Unless of course, you have reservations at the main lodge. Numerous hiking trails, the Virgin River, Zion Lodge and a restaurants.

Utah Highway 9 leads east through tunnels and more amazing rock scenery, with abundant pullouts for RVs and visitors. Nice uncrowded hikes can be found on the east side of the National Park at many of these random parking lots along the highway.

A small portion of Zion National Park parallels Interstate 15. This Kolob Area is far less crowded than the rest of the park, but no camping is allowed.

Abundant boondock camps can be found all over the Zion area, even along the freeway.

Awesome camps that we discovered in the late 1990’s are now well known and crowded, all year long.

Free river beach campsites W of Rockville, high country of the Smithsonian Butte trail, above Grafton ghost town. These areas are NO LONGER a secret, and are very crowded. BLM camping at Leeds exit is on a first come basis and limited, so you better arrive before dark for the best spots.

EXPERTS TIP – Buy a real map and learn to find campsites, that no one else knows about. Mark a GPS waypoints for future reference. Have the whole place to yourself for once!

Benchmark Atlas: Utah

Zion National Park Map

Hiking Zion National Park – Refrigerator Canyon. Refreshingly cool breezes pass through this canyon, so even hot summer days are okay. A great place to escape the mid-day heat.

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apps/maps:
download digital topos & maps

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more maps on Utah


Zion National Park Map

Atop Angel’s Landing, Zion National Park, Utah

see also –

Bryce Canyon National Park Map
Capital Reef National Park Map 
Utah Maps
Utah Books

Gold Country Books

The Gold Rush of California

california indpendentThe largest migration in world history, of Overland pioneers traversing the continent on foot with wagons and horses, took place right here – beginning in 1848. The discovery of the precious metal gold, that set this rolling, was centered around the western Sierra rivers and mountains of California. The migration west began much earlier, but it increased dramatically after the news spread.

Gold Country Books can relate the historic details of yesteryear.

Within only a decade the entire West Coast was transformed into a developed landscape, with people coming from all over the world to stake out their claims, dreaming of fortunes or simply, just to find work and create a new life. Hence, California became a U.S. state in 1850. Consequently, the railroads followed soon after.

Find Gold Country Maps

Gold Rush Map Books

Columbia State Historic Park, California

California’s Gold Country Books

Gold Country Books

Coloma Gold Centennial Stamp 1948

 

Our Favorites on California History

Little did I know what pleasure reading California historical books would bring me in my middle years of life. Transport yourself to the dusty trails and hardships of Overland pioneer life, or imagine a two year journey sailing around the bottom of South America to reach this desolate coast in the early 1800’s. Read these books below to get a glimpse into an Old California story. One you can only dream about, knowing what has become of it today.

Gold Country Books

Gold Country Goofballs in Auburn, CA

PCT Map #7 S Oregon

PCT Map Siskiyou Mountains. by NatGeo

The Pacific Crest Trail Map Pack Bundle of Oregon includes 2 Topographic Map Guides that cover the entire PCT as it traverses the incredible terrain of the Beaver State. The maps start at the lowest point of the PCT, Cascade Locks, where it passes over the Columbia River, and continue past the many volcanic cones of the Cascade Range. The Oregon South booklet ends at the border of California in the Siskiyou Mountains.

Pacific Crest TrailUSDA PCT Map 7
Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail
PCT – Hiking Map #7
USDA issued map cannot easily be found online, which is why we list the NatGeo map instead.

USDA PCT Map 7

MISSING MAP

Cascade Mountains in Southern Oregon

USDA PCT Map 7PNW, Pacific Northwest. Pacific Crest Trail, Southern Oregon, PCT, OR, day hikes, overnight hikes, backpacking trails, outdoor recreation, rivers, kayaking, camping, canoeing, swimming, river rafting, hiking, mountain biking, traveling.

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Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The Columbia River delineates much of Oregon’s northern boundary with Washington, while the Snake River delineates much of its eastern boundary with Idaho. The 42° north parallel delineates the southern boundary with California and Nevada.

Oregon is one of the most geographically diverse states in the U.S., marked by volcanoes, abundant bodies of water, dense evergreen and mixed forests, as well as high deserts and semi-arid shrublands. Mount Hood, a stratovolcano, at 11,249 feet elevation is the state’s highest point. Oregon’s only national park, Crater Lake National Park, comprises the caldera surrounding Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the United States. The state is also home to the single largest organism in the world, Armillaria ostoyae, a fungus that runs beneath 2,200 acres of the Malheur National Forest.

Oregon is 295 miles north to south at longest distance, and 395 miles east to west. With an area of 98,381 square miles, Oregon is slightly larger than the United Kingdom. It is the ninth largest state in the United States. Crater Lake National Park, the state’s only national park, is the site of the deepest lake in the United States at 1,943 feet.

National Geographic Reference Map for PCT


see also –

Columbia River Map
Oregon Hiking Books
Oregon Dunes Map
Rogue River Guide Book