The Delorme brand used to have two separate atlas books for Northern California & Southern California, but they recently figured out how to combine them into one single atlas.
The best selling state atlas for the golden state – The California Road and Recreation Atlas
Benchmark California Atlas
California Driving Map. Topographic features, back roads map.
Benchmark’s California Road & Recreation Atlas. It is the ideal state-wide map for any outdoor enthusiast. Excellent for exploring all of the golden state from the deserts of SoCal to the rivers of NorCal. CA Atlas highlights include – all lakes, trailheads, Wilderness Areas, Campgrounds, National Forests, State Parks, National Parks, outdoor recreation destinations, plus extensive back roads (dirt & paved). One of the most successful California map products of our time!
Recent editions have improvements: ground-cover detail at a very high-resolution.(forested, cultivated, marshland, desert, or scrubland). Extensively revised the 14-page Metro Map section; Complete Recreation Guide, page-to-page overlap and legendary accuracy. Printed in 2013 on paper. ISBN# 9780929591490
Featured above is the current edition being sold. DanaMite actually prefers the look of the less-digitized version – the popular 2nd edition (printed in 2000), shown below. Easier to read maps, less text, less information overall, less busy looking.
see also – Benchmark Atlases for other states