Klamath National Forest

Looking for a heavenly getaway this summer with plenty of fresh air that isn’t too hot or crowded? Most people think of scorching desert landscapes of tumbleweed and cactus when they hear the words ‘California wilderness’. In reality, Klamath National Forest, the northernmost forest of the state located on the California-Oregon border, doesn’t exceed 78Continue reading “Klamath National Forest”

Inyo National Forest

Inyo National Forest (Inyo means “dwelling place of the Great Spirit”) is 2 million acres of scenic, multipurpose land where deserts and mountains collide, located on the Nevada-California border. Half of the forest is reserved as designated wilderness (no logging or development allowed). The half of the forest that isn’t wilderness is used for recreation,Continue reading “Inyo National Forest”

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Encompassing over 6 million acres between California and Nevada (mostly Nevada), the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is second only to Alaskan forests in acreage, and second to none when it comes to beauty and diversity. The forest begins at 4,100 feet above sea level and tops out at Ruby Crest, 12,374 feet above sea level. WhetherContinue reading “Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest”

Eldorado National Forest

Eldorado National Forest is situated in the middle of California, just east of Sacramento and south of Lake Tahoe. This land is shared by Alpine, Amador, El Dorado and Placer counties, but is primarily located in El Dorado. It is about a 3.5 hour drive from the San Francisco Bay area, and a 1.5 hourContinue reading “Eldorado National Forest”

Cleveland National Forest

The Cleveland National Forest is the southernmost forest in California, nestled away near the coast beneath The San Bernardino National Forest and Angeles National Forest.  While traversing this scenic mountain region, you will find shade beneath California native black oaks (Quercus kelloggii), surrounded by every color of the wildflower rainbow. Would you recognize the delicateContinue reading “Cleveland National Forest”

Angeles National Forest

Angeles National Forest is a mountain paradise located less than 30 minutes from downtown L.A. It’s an urban forest that provides the people of Los Angeles with the wilderness retreat every happy human needs. This forest is roughly 700,000 acres of pure California wilderness. The chaparral environment slowly fades into pine and fir forest as theContinue reading “Angeles National Forest”

Ozark-St. Francis National Forest

If you’re traveling through Arkansas, you should definitely have The Ozark-St Francis National Forest on your ‘stops’ list, because it may just climb to the top of your ‘favorites’ list! From the depths of its lighted caverns to the heights of its pond-spotted plateau, this forest dominates the landscape from the Mississippi River all theContinue reading “Ozark-St. Francis National Forest”

Ouachita National Forest

Ouachita National Forest is one of America’s least-known forests. That’s unexpected, considering its spectacular scenery. Ouachita offers panoramic views of winding rivers and peaceful lakes scattered among the Ouachita Mountain Range. As a result, the 1.8 million acres in Arkansas and Oklahoma are some of the most beautiful in the country. Surprisingly, it’s also someContinue reading “Ouachita National Forest”

Tonto National Forest

The nearly 3 million acres that make up Tonto National Forest are some of the most beautiful in the Southwest. Elevations range from 1,400 feet to over 7,000 feet creating a wide variety of scenic wildlife communities. Saguaro Cactus and Summer Poppies in the Sonoran Desert give way to rich, lush ponderosa pine forests asContinue reading “Tonto National Forest”

Prescott National Forest

Prescott National Forest is 1.25 million acres of natural beauty. It’s a land of desert and scrubland, cold lakes, and winding rivers set against a backdrop of sandstone mountains. If you want outdoor recreation in a naturally beautiful setting, Prescott is an easy sell. The forest is also quite accessible, it basically begins on theContinue reading “Prescott National Forest”