Since Yosemite National Park is one of the most popular destinations inside California, several cartographers make overview maps and hiking maps for this busy park. Much of the area is covered in snow half the year and roads are closed annually. So know before you go and call the rangers. Double check campgrounds, trails, road conditions and weather, all prior to trip departure.
Tom Harrison is has an extensive list of trail maps which include the low elevations of Yosemite Valley, as well as the higher elevation backcountry. Waterproof trail maps, topographic w/ camps, canyons, climbs, creeks, lakes, peaks, all terrain.
National Geographic also makes a series of colorful Yosemite maps, which span the whole park from west to east. Waterproof, tear-resistant, folded, two-sided maps. Wilderness Press makes a couple too!
Kern River Canyon, Upper Kern, Lower Kern, Kern Plateau, Western Divide Highway, The Needles, Mountain Home SF, Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon NP
River Raft Launch Spots, All Creeks, Peaks, Elevations, 4WD & every dirt Back Road, Hot Springs, Equestrian Areas, all Campgrounds, Hiking Trails & Backpacking Trailheads.
Areas include: Southern Sierra, Giant Sequoia, Western Divide Highway, Kern Canyon, Hwy. 178, Walker Pass, Kernville, Lake Isabella, Sugarloaf, Domelands, Kern River, Kennedy Mdws, Sherman’s Pass, Monache Mdws, South Sierras, Rincon, Canebrake, Dome Rock, The Needles, Western Divide, Ponderosa, Springville, Tule River, Jennie Lakes Wilderness, Golden Trout Wilderness, surrounding areas to Kings Canyon & Sequoia National Park, Miracle, Democrat, California Hot Springs.
Map Size: 28″x 54″ overall / 4″x9″ folded; Printed on waterproof plastic in 2011. ISBN# 9781593515096
1998 Sequoia NF Map
Sequoia National Forest Maps
previous versions of this map:
Best Kern River Camping, Western Divide Giant Sequoia, Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains
2022: Recent wildfires have taken a huge toll on the Sequoia groves of the Western Divide (Southern Sierra) and ancient groves inside the National Parks (Central Sierra). Forests all around Alta Sierra were burnt, as well as the paved route to Jerky Meadows. Campgrounds could be closed, dirt roads gated and locked; hiking trails off limits. Visit the Sequoia National Forest web site for up-to-date info regarding closures.
OUTTA STOCK / OUTTA PRINT
Might be found @ ranger station
Map of Shasta / Castle Crags Map / Shasta County Map
Mount Shasta Wilderness and Castle Crags Wilderness, are Part of Shasta Trinity National Forest. Waterproof Plastic Paper. 2″ to mile; Usually only found at Ranger Stations. Perfect for a day hike reference or extended backpacking adventures. Printed on plastic in 2001.
Castle Crags Wilderness State Park, located along Interstate 5 NorCal, above Lake Shasta and south of Dunsmuir, CA
Mount Shasta is a potentially active volcano at the southern end of the Cascade Range in Siskiyou County, California. At an elevation of 14,179 feet, it is the second-highest peak in the Cascades and the fifth-highest in the state. Mount Shasta has an estimated volume of 85 cubic miles, which makes it the most voluminous stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc. The mountain and surrounding area are part of the Shasta–Trinity National Forest.
The summer climbing season runs from late April until October, although many attempts are made in the winter. Mount Shasta is also a popular destination for backcountry skiing. Many of the climbing routes can be descended by experienced skiers, and there are numerous lower-angled areas around the base of the mountain.
The most popular route on Mount Shasta is Avalanche Gulch route, which begins at the Bunny Flat Trailhead and gains about 7,300′ of elevation in a round trip of approximately 11.5 miles. The crux of this route is considered to be to climb from Lake Helen, at approximately 10,443′ to the top of Red Banks. The Red Banks are the most technical portion of the climb, as they are usually full of snow and ice, are very steep, and top out at around 13,000′ before the route heads to Misery Hill.
The Casaval Ridge route is a steeper, more technical route on the mountain’s southwest ridge best climbed when there’s a lot of snow pack. This route tops out to the left (north) of the Red Banks, directly west of Misery Hill. So the final sections involve a trudge up Misery Hill to the summit plateau, similar to the Avalanche Gulch route.
Climbing Mount Shasta can be done in one day; however, it is often completed in two days. Climbers can ascend from Avalanche Gulch and camp at either Horse Camp @ 7,900′ elevation, or at Helen Lake @ 10,400′. Camping at a higher altitude also helps with acclimatization and often reduces risk of altitude sickness.
No quota system currently exists for climbing Mount Shasta, and reservations are not required. However, climbers must obtain a summit pass and a wilderness permit to climb the mountain. Permits and passes are available at the ranger station in Mount Shasta and the ranger station in McCloud, or climbers can obtain self-issue permits and passes at any of the trailheads 24 hours a day.