Lake Tahoe Basin Map

Two different recreation maps for the Lake Tahoe Basin are created by the USDA & NatGeo. Several brand for 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.

Nevada Beaches

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

NatGeo Map #803 Tahoe Basin

Lake Tahoe Map 803

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

California Tahoe Hikes

Many 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

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California Tahoe Hikes

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, USDA Map

Tahoe Basin USDA
Lake Tahoe Map USDA

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
NFS
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.

see also –
Tom Harrison Tahoe Rim Trail

Tahoe Summer Hikes

Tahoe National Forest

nearby towns:

Emigrant Wilderness Maps

Several map makers have waterproof topo maps covering the Emigrant Wilderness Area. Some have more than one wilderness per map, so know the MAP SCALE before you buy one, especially if you need it for an overnight backpacking adventure with super details.

Day hikes into Ansel Adams from – Sonora Pass (Hwy 108) June Lake (Hwy 158) or Yosemite Highcountry (Hwy 120).

Emigrant Wilderness – Central Sierra Nevada California

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Emigrant Wilderness Map USDA

Emigrant Wilderness, South of CA 108 – Sonora Pass
part of Stanislaus NF and north of Yosemite National Park

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OLD VERSION

High Sierra with deep snows close this region annually. Check local rangers for all road conditions, fire info, trail access points before departing on a backcountry trip. Wilderness permits and campfire permits are always required!

Waterproof Plastic Paper. 1″ to mile; Usually only found at Ranger Stations – Hard to find maps. Perfect for a day hike reference or extended backpacking adventures. Printed on plastic. ISBN# 9781593514034

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Emigrant Wilderness Trail Map
Tom Harrison

Tom Harrison Trail Map: Emigrant Wilderness Map Trail Map, Sonora Pass Map, Sierra Nevada; Kennedy Meadows, CA. Pinecrest Lake, Dodge Ridge, Relief Reservoir, Leavitt Lake, Leavitt Meadows, The Dardanelles, Eagle Meadows; Sonora River fishing, Dardanelle CA. Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 63.4K; ISBN# 9781877689734

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NatGeo & more Wilderness Maps

Sierra Nevada Topo Map

Sierra Nevada Map

Sierra Nevada Map

IMUS Sierra Nevada Topo Map

This colorful, popular, Sierra Nevada Map published by Imus Geographics, features all outdoor recreation – for just about any adventure seeker or tourist. A great overview map w/ trail heads, paved roads & camping. Map shows Sierra Rivers & Lakes, Sierra hiking trails, backpacking routes, National Parks, all Sierra Wilderness Areas, towns, Campgrounds. From Mount Lassen to Tehachapi Pass. Map includes most of the California Central Valley: San Joaquin Valley Map. Topographical map can be used for trip planning, routing, driving to Sierra destinations, reference.

LARGE size: 30 x 50 — Sierra Nevada Topographical Map. Topographic map can be used for trip planning, routing, driving to Sierra destinations, reference. Map SCALE 500K; High-strength paper map. Folded size = 6 inches x 9 inches / Topo California High Sierra. First Edition 2006. ISBN# 9780966534528

Lake Genevieve

NatGeo Sierra Nevada Destination Map

National Geographic also makes a really nice overview map of the Sierra Nevada mountains. They call it a “Destination Map” and it has color photos, features areas of interest, highways, park boundaries. Shaded relief topographic, 2-sided, full color and folded. ISBN# 9781597754491

This one is a decent map for planning out trips and getting a good feel as to the ‘lay of the land’. Much of the mountain range can only be crossed on foot, as there are no roads across the mid-section!

Sierra Map

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  • canyons
  • forests
  • highways
  • lakes
  • parks
  • peaks
  • reservoirs
  • rivers
  • small towns
  • Sonora Pass 108

    Eastern Sierra Mountains

    Tom Harrison Yosemite Maps

    Yosemite Trail Maps
    by Tom Harrison

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    Compact, waterproof, topographic maps for Yosemite National Park and surrounding high country. High Sierra, backcountry. Backpack, horse pack, trailheads, camps, mountain climbing every day!

    Central Sierra Nevada mountains.
    Tioga Pass = 9943′ elevation

    SR 120 Views

    Yosemite NP overview map –
    Yosemite National Park Map
    by Tom Harrison Maps

    Tom Harrison Recreation Map

    Yosemite National Park Map, Topo Map Yosemite Parks Trails, Hiking Trails Yosemite overview Map; GPS compatible, UTM grid; Shaded relief topo map. Durable, waterproof plastic map; Compact and folded. Map Scale: 125K; ISBN# 9781877689505

     

    Mount Dana

    Yosemite Valley Trails Map

    Waterfalls & Half Dome Hiking Trail Map

    Tuolumne Meadows & High Sierra Camps

    Yosemite High Country Trail Map

    see also –
    Ansel Adams Wilderness
    Hoover Wilderness Trail Map
    John Muir Wilderness Maps

    Road Trip Yosemite