Stanislaus National Forest

Stanislaus National Forest, established in 1897 (making it one of the oldest national forests in the country), comprises 898,099 acres of breathtaking California wilderness. The land ranges across four counties in both northern California and Nevada. Most of the forest is in Tuolumne County, placing it very close to Yosemite National Park. 139,000 acres ofContinue reading “Stanislaus National Forest”

Tahoe National Forest

Tahoe National Forest, located in northern California northwest of Lake Tahoe, is a 1,208,993-acre woodland that provides water to the towns of Rocklin, Auburn, and Lincoln, CA. This massive reserve supports the nation’s wealth by contributing large amounts of timber, water, minerals, grazing, and other natural resources. Of the acreage that borders Tahoe, the USDAContinue reading “Tahoe National Forest”

Sierra National Forest

Sierra National Forest lies just outside of Fresno, below Yosemite National Park and above King’s Canyon. The Forest’s headquarters resides in Clovis, CA. although the forest service also maintains individual administrative districts in North Fork and Prather to help manage this vast land of granite spires, emerald lakes, and evergreen timber. If you could useContinue reading “Sierra National Forest”

Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Shasta-Trinity National Forest, an immense timberland of about 2.2 million acres in Northern California, is the largest forest in the state. It rests just to the east of Klamath National Forest and contains a great variety of terrain due to its extremes in elevation. For example, the land begins at a mere 1,000 feet above seaContinue reading “Shasta-Trinity National Forest”

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”