John Muir Wilderness Maps

JMT: John Muir Trail Map

High Sierra Trail

The John Muir Trail is a long-distance trail in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California, passing through Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.

USDA makes paper maps for John Muir Wilderness w/ Kings Canyon, and Tom Harrison offers the waterproof John Muir Map Pack. National Geographic also makes a topo map for the John Muir Trail.

John Muir Wilderness

Onion Valley Campground

Ansel Adams Wilderness

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John Muir Maps USDA
John Muir Wilderness with Sequoia Kings Canyon Wilderness

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U.S. Forest Service – NFS

Old school maps – two large paper sheets. Available at Inyo NF Ranger Stations.

Eastern Sierra Mountains
High Sierra Peaks

Perfect for a day hike reference or extended backpacking adventures. Map Scale = 1″ to mile; Printed on paper w/ large storage envelope.

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Gilbert Lake, above Onion Valley, Eastern Sierra Independence, CA

OntheTrail.org

This web site makes a great online map resource for this popular high country region –
onthetrail.org/jmt/jmt-topo-maps/

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John Muir Wilderness Map Set
Tom Harrison Maps

John Muir Trail Maps by Tom Harrison, High Sierra Backpacking Maps, Highcountry Trail Map. Eastern Sierra Mountains inside Inyo National Forest

Mount Whitney, Lone Pine, Independence, Big Pine, Bishop, Mammoth Lakes – Eastern California.

John Muir Wilderness Map Set of 13 individual maps. Durable, waterproof plastic map; Smaller maps, not folded. Map Scale: 63K; ISBN# 9781877689345

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National Geographic makes a decent John Muir Trail Map too!

nearby towns:


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Little Pot Hole Lake, Kearsrage Pass Hike

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

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

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Inyo Forest Topo Atlas

High Sierra Topo Map
Eastern Sierra Nevada, California
Inyo National Forest Atlas

The INYO atlas, is a spiral bound book – a collection of all the quads. (7.5 minute topographical maps, of all of Inyo National Forest) Both sides of US Highway 395! From Olancha to Yosemite, Bodie ghost town to Darwin near Death Valley. This book map has detailed topo lines, mountain peaks, streams, lakes, hot springs, hiking trails & back roads. Perfect for all kinds of recreational needs. 117 pages. Printed in 2014. ISBN# 9781628114058

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South Lake near Bishop CA

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Inyo National Forest NFS

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Cottonwood Lakes and Horseshoe Meadow, an alternate hiking approach to Mount Whitney

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Inyo National Forest QUADS:
from south to north

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  • Sulphur Pond
  • Negit Island
  • Lundy
  • Dunderberg Peak (12,374′ elev)
  • Cedar Hill
  • Anchorite Hills
Inyo back roads

Inyo back roads, 4×4 routes and hiking trailheads

Inyo National Forest Topo Maps, Topographical Inyo Map, Eastern Sierra, Olancha Peak, Lone Pine, Alabama Hills, Whitney, Mammoth, June Lake, Rock Creek, Lee Vining, Bishop, Sabrina, Palisades Glacier, Onion Valley, Independence, Coyote Flat Lake

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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. ISBN# 9781593514440

ELDORADO

OLD VERSION

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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

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