Coconino National Forest

If you want to get to Coconino National Forest from Flagstaff, Arizona, it’s hard to get it wrong. Drive in nearly any direction, and within minutes, you’ll be surrounded by a diverse landscape of forests, deserts and mountains. This display of alpine tundra, sprawling ponderosa pine forests and ancient volcanic peaks is Coconino. Coconino wasContinue reading “Coconino National Forest”

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

The rugged mountain country of Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest make it one of the most special places in Arizona. With high elevation and cool, summer breezes, it’s easy to see why so many people love exploring the forest every summer. For fishermen, the forest is home to prime water. It has over 680 miles of streamsContinue reading “Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest”

Los Padres National Forest

Los Padres National Forest is a swath of wooded mountains in the Transverse Ranges of Central California, touching the coast and stretching inland. More specifically, it is the forest just above Angeles National Forest, separated by California State Route 14. The forest comprises a whopping 1.7 million acres that stretch 220 miles from north toContinue reading “Los Padres National Forest”

Lassen National Forest

Lassen National Forest is the southernmost section of The Cascade Mountain Range, located in Northern California. This special forest is sometimes referred to as ‘The Crossroads’ because it is a clash of three different landscapes: the sagebrush of The Great Basin, the granite of Sierra Nevada, and the volcanoes of The Cascade and Modoc Plateau.Continue reading “Lassen National Forest”

Bankhead National Forest

Bankhead National Forest spans over 180,000 acres of protected land in northwest Alabama. It is home to the Sipsey Wilderness (the “land of a thousand waterfalls”), and Sipsey Fork, Alabama’s only National Wild and Scenic River. The rugged beauty of this forest draws visitors year-round. Hiking, kayaking, fishing and camping are some of the mostContinue reading “Bankhead National Forest”

Tuskegee National Forest

America’s smallest National Forest lies just northeast of Tuskegee, Alabama. Not only is Tuskegee National Forest the smallest in the country, it lies entirely within one county (Macon). Tuskegee National Forest spans just over 11,000 acres. This is roughly one-tenth the size of Huntsville City. But Tuskegee, although it’s small, offers plenty of outdoor recreation.Continue reading “Tuskegee National Forest”

Talladega National Forest

Nestled at the southern edge of the Appalachian Mountains, Talladega National Forest is a true natural treasure of the South. For decades, the rugged wilderness of Alabama’s largest forest fascinated visitors from across the country. Nearly 400,000 acres of pine and hardwood forests are home to a diverse, recovering ecosystem. Dugger Mountain Wilderness Area, stunningContinue reading “Talladega National Forest”

Conecuh National Forest

Conecuh National Forest is one of the best-kept secrets in Alabama. Conecuh is located in Southern Alabama, just above the Florida panhandle. Southern coastal plains, and shallow swamps and bogs create a mesmerizing backdrop for a host of outdoor adventures. The Open Pond Fire Tower, Conecuh Trail and Blue Lake Recreation Areas are some ofContinue reading “Conecuh National Forest”

Chugach National Forest

Chugach National Forest is really, really big. It spans nearly 7 million acres of Prince William Sound, the Kenai Peninsula and the Copper River Delta. For context, the state of Vermont is just over 6 million acres. Next to Tongass, Chugach is the largest National Forest in America. Most of Chugach is untouched, as well.Continue reading “Chugach National Forest”