Sierra Nevada Topo Map

Sierra Nevada Maps

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Sierra Buttes, North Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada: NatGeo Destination Map

National Geographic makes a really nice overview map for 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

One 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

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Sonora Pass, Highway 108, Central Sierra Nevada

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imus_sierraOUTTA PRINT, 2020
NO LONGER AVAILABLE!

IMUS Sierra Nevada Topo Map

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. Topographical 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

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Eastern Sierra = extreme mountain peaks

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PCT TOPO MAP

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Sierra Nevada wilderness
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El Dorado National Forest Map

El Dorado National Forest Map

Eldorado National Forest / El Dorado Camping

El Dorado Forest

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USGS map California: Northern Sierra, Gold Country, Mokelumne Wilderness, South Lake Tahoe.PAPER MAP. 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: Northern Sierra, Gold Country, Mokelumne Wilderness, Desolation Wilderness, South Lake Tahoe, Lower Bear River Reservoir, Silver Lake, Caples Lake, Lake Aloha, Union Vallet Reservoir, Cosumnes River, American River, Jenkinson Lake, Crystal Basin and Rubicon Lake and Rubicon Trail. Quality USDA maps created for the National Forest Service. Map Size: 27″x 36″ overall / 4″x9″ folded; Printed on paper un 2015. ISBN# 9781593514921

California Sierra Rivers

California: Sierra Rivers

see also –

Mokelumne Wilderness Map
Desolation Wilderness Maps

ELDORADO

OLD VERSION

Waterfalls

Central Sierra Mountains / Gold Country Foothills : El Dorado National Forest

Wilderness areas near El Dorado Forest:

Mokelumne Wilderness
Desolation Wilderness

Granite Chief Wilderness
Red Lake Wildlife Area

nearby towns:

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Golden Trout Wilderness Map

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Golden Trout as seen from Mountain Home

Golden Trout / South Sierra Map
Golden Trout Wilderness USDA
Kern River Gorge
Upper Kern River Backcountry Sequoia
California

  • backpack trails
  • hiking trails
  • fishing spots
  • horse packing
  • hot springs
  • kern river
  • horse trails

Golden Trout Wilderness
and South Sierra Wilderness

NFS

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Golden Trout Wilderness Map USDA

2018 OUTTA PRINT

Official Trail Map for the U.S. National Forest Service. Map scale 1:63,360. Contour lines at 80 foot intervals show elevation. Detailed road network shown. Encompassing 475 square miles in the Sequoia and Inyo National Forests. Map Scale = 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 paper in 1995.

Golden Trout Wilderness Trail Map, Sequoia National Forest, South Sierra Backpacking Maps, Forks of the Kern River Map, Jerky Meadow Trailhead, Big Whitney Meadow, Kern Peak, Coyote Peaks, Grey Meadow, Little Kern River, Kern Canyon, Jordan Hot Springs, Casa Vieja Meadow, Monache Meadows. Topo Sequoia Camping Kern River.

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see also –
Golden Trout Wilderness Trail Map
Dome Land Wilderness Map
South Sierra Wilderness Map
Kern River Maps

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Creek dipping at Camp 4, Sequoia NF

JERKY MEADOW trailhead Forks of the Kern, located at the end of Sequoia forest road #22S82 also has numerous primitive camp sites located near the Kern Gorge. A moderate day hike will lead to waterfalls, swimming holes and granite bowls like these. Steep trails lead further down to the river 1000′ below. Fork of the Kern, Upper Kern River, Kern Hot Springs, Golden Trout Kern, Golden Trout Wilderness Area, South Sierra, Kern River Fishing, Camping, Backpacking Jerky Trailhead. Kennedy Meadows, California.

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Lake Tahoe Basin Map

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

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NatGeo Map #803 Tahoe Basin

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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

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townNcountryMany 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

Adventure Maps

Fine Edge Tahoe Maps

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Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, USDA Map


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Lake Tahoe Map USDA
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

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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.

TAHOE OUTDOOR RECREATION

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

see also –
Tom Harrison Tahoe Rim Trail

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Tahoe National Forest

nearby towns:

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