Sequoia National Forest

Sequoia National Forest, the crown jewel of California, lies in the southern half of the state and measures an incredible 1.1 million acres. With over 1,100 miles of hiking trails, it would take several lifetimes to explore the whole thing, and that’s just on foot. The towering forest envelops over 200 miles of river rapidsContinue reading “Sequoia National Forest”

San Bernardino National Forest

San Bernardino National Forest is located entirely in Southern California, connecting with Angeles National Forest on its western side. In the summer, the daytime temperatures can hover in the nineties, dipping down to the fifties at night, so campers should prepare for drastic temperature changes and the typical scattered thunderstorms.  Snow is normal from November throughContinue reading “San Bernardino National Forest”

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest is a land of great biological significance. Read on to learn a little biology, a little history, and a lot of tips on where to go and what to do in these particularly thrilling mountains! So, where is it? The Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest stretches from southwest Oregon to northwestContinue reading “Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest”

Plumas National Forest

Plumas National Forest lies in the Sierra Nevada range of California. The land comprises 1,146,000 acres of scenic, shady woodlands, glistening mountain lakes, wildflower meadows, and looming peaks. These woods are located just above Eldorado National Forest and Carson City. On average, the forest is light on foot traffic and a great choice for people whoContinue reading “Plumas National Forest”

Modoc National Forest

Modoc National Forest is named after the county in which most of the land resides, Modoc County. The county’s name originates from the Modoc Native Americans who settled this beautiful land of ponderosa pines, volcanic lakes, and wild horses. Considered one of California’s most peaceful forests (next to Mendocino Nation Forest, which has no highwaysContinue reading “Modoc National Forest”

Mendocino National Forest

Located only 3 hours from San Francisco, Mendocino National Forest is 913,306 acres of pure, silent California wilderness. As the only national forest in the state that isn’t crossed by any highway, interstate, or paved roads whatsoever, it has become known as a place of perfect solitude and quiet in the midst of an otherwiseContinue reading “Mendocino National Forest”

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”