Sierra National Forest Map

Sierra NF Map

Sierra National Forest

Central Sierra National Forest Map. USDA

Bass Lake, Shaver Lake, Huntington, Edison, Florence, Mammoth Pool, Yosemite West

(this one is a more accurate color of the map)

Neighboring Yosemite National Park on the west, Sierra NF is one of the most popular National Forest in U.S. – and California. John Muir Wilderness is within easy reach and trailhead parking can get close to higher elevations, via Lake Edison. Kings River w/ Pine Flat Reservoir and Kings Canyon National Park is on the south border of this forest.

Numerous reservoirs, big rivers, many creeks, meadows, granite walls, domes, mountain peaks. Wilderness trailheads, backpacking, boating, camping, fishing, hot springs, kayaking, mountain biking, mountaineering routes, off roading, river rafting, rock climbing, snowmobiling, snow ski & xc.

snowmoSierra NF is located due east of Fresno, CA

Panorama

Panorama of the Backcountry, via SnowMo in mid-March

Highway 168 well plowed

Highway 168 is plowed often

Sierra National Forest

Waterproof map of the Sierra Nevada. Quality USDA maps created for the National Forest Service. Yosemite West, Kaiser Pass, Kaiser Wilderness, Huntington Lake & Shaver Lake, Dinkey Creek, Wishon Reservoir & Courtright Reservoir. Western Sierra Nevada Wilderness.

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: Western Sierra, Sierra Summit, Mariposa, Wawona, Oakhurst, Merced River, Bass Lake, Huntington Lake, Shaver Lake, Kaiser Pass, Dinkey Creek, South Yosemite, Mono Hot Springs, San Joaquin River, Mammoth Pool Reservoir, Lake Edison, Florence, Wishon, Courtright, John Muir Trail/Wilderness, Ansel Adams Wilderness, Mammoth, Sierra Lakes, North Kings Canyon National Park, Pine Flat Reservoir, Black Rock Reservoir, Kings River, Monarch Wilderness.

Map Size: 36″x 40″ overall / 4″x9″ folded; Printed in 2011 on waterproof plastic. ISBN# 9781593514907

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Sierra National Forest

 

Sierra National Forest Map

OLDER EDITION

REAL OLD EDITION

 

rancheria falls

rancheria falls

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Wishon Reservoir

Wishon Lake (Reservoir)

Climbing Walls

Climbing Wall @ Wishon

Dinkey Creek from Bridge

Dinkey Creek from Bridge

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.

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Kaiser Wilderness Map USDA
NFSCalifornia Escapes

HUNTINGTON LAKE, CA – 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

shaverlakemap

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

dinky lakes wilderness trails
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

Sierra Forest Map

Sierra NF Recreation Map

Tom Harrison Maps

Sierra National Forest / Bass Lake / Shaver Lake / Huntington Lake / Florence / Edison Lake / Courtright Reservoir / Wishon Reservoir / Mammoth Pool Reservoir / Pine Flat Lake

Tom Harrison Maps, the newest title – the Sierra National Forest Map. Yosemite West Camping. High Sierra Backpacking. Sierra Summit (China Peak), McKinley Grove, San Joaquin River. Maps covers region from the Central Valley Reservoirs near Fresno (Millerton Reservoir, Eastman Lake, Hensley Lake) eastward to the granite reaches of Mammoth and Mono Divide. Hiking trail heads, mountain biking trails, fishing lakes, rafting rivers, kayaking creeks. outdoor recreation, campgrounds, dispersed camping. Tom Harrison brand map, topographic, waterproof map. Released and printed in 2012. Scale 1:158.400, 200 foot contour lines. ISBN# 9780981834450

Courtright Reservoir

Courtright Reservoir

Snowmobiling to Mono Hot Springs

Snowmobiling to Mono Hot Springs

see also –
Sierra National Forest Map USDA
Sierra Topo Map by IMUS
Dinkey Lakes Trail Maps
Shaver Lake Map NatGeo
Kaiser Wilderness Map
John Muir Trail Maps

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