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.

Lake Tahoe Basin Map

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 and Hiking Map. Very detailed and especially colorful, topo map. In this case, a 2 -sided map, waterproof plastic map; tear resistant. GPS data. Map scale 1:63,360 / Contour Interval = 50 feet. ISBN# 9781566953344

Lake Tahoe Basin Map

Lake Tahoe Basin MapMany 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. In particular, this is considered the north part of the majestic Eastern Sierra range. Furthermore, Lake Tahoe is often referred to as “Jewel of the Sierra”.camp map

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

Equally as relevant, our wide range of Tahoe maps listed below are current, full color publications – covering wildlife to wildflowers, forest back roads to 4WD routes, horseback trailheads to hiking trails, mountain peaks to meadows, creeks to waterfalls, trail camps to campgrounds, and of course cross country skiing to backcountry ski tours.

NatGeo Tahoe Map Pack

NatGeo Wilderness Maps

Adventure Maps Tahoe

Tahoe Heritage Foundation Map

Fine Edge Tahoe Maps

Tahoe Backcountry Ski Maps


Lake Tahoe Basin Map

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, USDA Map


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Lake Tahoe Map USDA
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

NFS Lake Tahoe Basin Map USDA

Lake Tahoe Basin & Vicinity

 

 

2022 currently unavailable on Amazon; might still be found at local ranger stations

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. Certainly all forest lands, trails and roads surrounding Lake Tahoe; 10 miles all the way around lake. Printed on waterproof plastic. Pictured published 2010. ISBN# 9781593514808. Purple cover = older version printed on paper in 1998.

TAHOE OUTDOOR RECREATION

  • backpackinghikers map
  • boating
  • camping
  • casinos
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hikinghorse trail maps
  • horseback
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • off-roading
  • sailing4x4 maps
  • snow skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • xc skiing

see also –
Tahoe Rim Trail
Tahoe National Forest Map
Lake Tahoe Maps
Tahoe 4×4 Map Guide

Lake Tahoe Basin Map

Tahoe National Forest

nearby towns:

In the distance, Desolation Wilderness can be seen on the opposite side of the lake, typically covered in snow more than half the year.

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Desolation Wilderness on the Westside of Lake Tahoe

Angel Island Alcatraz Map

Angel Island & Alcatraz Map
Tom Harrison Maps

Angel Island Alcatraz Map

Angel Island State Park Map / Alcatraz Map / SF Bay Area Map
Angel Island & Alcatraz Map, San Francisco Bay Maps, San Francisco Hiking Maps, Hiking Trails Angel Island; Camping Angel Island, Alcatraz Prison; Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 12K; ISBN# 9781877689819

Angel Island Alcatraz Map

Angel Island from Mt Tam

Angel Island Alcatraz Map

see also – 

Marin Hiking Maps
Mount Diablo Map
Mount Tam Maps
Point Reyes Map
San Francisco Hiking Maps

 

Mammoth High Country Map

Mammoth Mountain California

Mammoth High Country Map
Tom Harrison

Tom Harrison Maps: Mammoth Trail Map, Ansel Adams Wilderness, Eastern Sierra Nevada; Areas include: Hiking Minarets, June Lake, Lee Vining, Ritter Range, Convict Lake, Devils Postpile, Mono Craters, Mono Lake Volcanic, Thousand Island Lake, Mammoth Lakes, Agnew Meadows.

Recreation Map; Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 63K; ISBN# 9781877689567

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Mammoth High Country Map

Mammoth High Country Map

The Minarets @ Mammoth

Mammoth Mountain is a lava dome complex in Mono County, California. It lies in the southwestern corner of the Long Valley Caldera and consists of about 12 rhyodacite and dacite overlapping domes. These domes formed in a long series of eruptions from 110,000 to 57,000 years ago, building a volcano that reaches 11,059 feet in elevation. During this time, massive dacite eruptions occurred roughly every 5000 years. The volcano is still active with minor eruptions, the largest of which was a minor steam eruption 700 years ago.

Mammoth Mountain also lies on the south end of the Mono-Inyo chain of volcanic craters. The magma source for Mammoth Mountain is distinct from those of both the Long Valley Caldera and the Inyo Craters. Mammoth Mountain is composed primarily of dacite and rhyolite, part of which has been altered by hydrothermal activity from fumaroles (steam vents).

nearby destinations:

see also –
Ansel Adams Wilderness Map
Devils Postpile Trail Map
Mammoth Lakes Map NatGeo
Mono Divide Highcountry Map

Mammoth High Country Map

Lake Genevieve

Mammoth High Country Map

PREVIOUS EDITION MAP

Mammoth High Country Map

OLDER MAMMOTH MAP

 

Desolation Wilderness Trail Map

Desolation Wilderness Trail Map
Tom Harrison

Desolation Wilderness Trail Map

Desolation Wilderness Map, Tahoe Lake Camping. Lake Tahoe, CA; Tahoe Westside, Loon Lake camping, Lake Aloha, Emerald Bay, Fallen Leaf Lake, DL Bliss State Park, Echo Lake, Velma Lake, Wrights Lake, Rubicon River, Rubicon 4×4 Trail, Rockbound Valley, Tahoe Rim Trail hiking PCT Pacific Crest Trail; Sierra Nevada High Country Tahoe hiking; Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 42.24K; ISBN# 9781877689611

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Desolation Wilderness Trail Map

Desolation Wilderness Trail Map

Desolation Wilderness on the Westside of Lake Tahoe

Desolation Wilderness Trail Map

Desolation Wilderness Trail Map

NEWER VERSION

Desolation Wilderness is a popular backpacking destination next to Lake Tahoe, with much barren rocky terrain at the edge of the tree line. It has extensive areas of bare granite rock formations. The Tahoe Rim Trail and Pacific Crest Trail pass through the wilderness.

Permits are required for both day use and overnight camping. In the summer, a quota system is used for overnight trips to limit the number of visitors on any given day in the wilderness. Desolation Wilderness is one of the most heavily used protected areas in the United States. This Wilderness area is split up into 45 different zones, with each having a specific permitting quota.

The Crystal Range is within the wilderness area, with Pyramid Peak as the highest point in the range and the wilderness at 9,985 feet in elevation. Among the many waterfalls within the wilderness is Horsetail Falls.

Its largest body of water is Lake Aloha, a reservoir with shallow, clear waters sitting in a wide granite basin carved by glaciers of the last ice age. Many other alpine and wooded lakes of various sizes are scattered throughout the area.

 


see also –

Crystal Basin Silver Fork Map
Eldorado National Forest Map
Lake Tahoe Books
Lake Tahoe Maps
PCT Map #4 Mid Sierra
PCT Map #5 N Sierra