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”

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”

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”