The Boise National Forest is located in central Idaho.
Where is this Forest?


Maps & Publications


Photo of Boise NF Map


Forest Visitor Maps

A variety of Forest maps and publications are available at the Interagency Visitor Center in Boise at 1387 South Vinnell Way 83709.  The Boise NF Ranger District Offices, and Boise NF Vendors also carry maps.  See order form for maps and guides under related links or call the Visitor Center if you need more information at 208-373-4007.

"Visitor Maps" for each national forest and grassland provide forest-wide information on attractions, facilities, services, and opportunities. These maps are available to purchase from individual forests, the National Forest Store and many retail outlets.  Also, Idaho maps and books may be ordered from the Public Lands Information Center.

The most comprehensive source for maps is the US Geological Survey. Forest Visitor Maps are also available on mobile technology through the Avenza Map Store. These maps DO NOT show all existing Forest Service roads. For a map that shows the most up to date road and motorized trail information see the information on obtaining a Motor Vehicle Use Maps. 

View the Forest Visitor Maps that are available for the Region.


Click HERE for a link to a webpage that has many printable brochures.




 Photo of Frank Church Wilderness Map


Wilderness Maps

"Wilderness Maps" for many wilderness areas are available to purchase from individual forests, the National Forest Store and many retail outlets. Region 4 Wilderness Maps are also available on mobile technology through the Avenza Map Store

View the Wilderness Maps that are available for the Region





Here is a great Web site to get free topo maps.  Check out USDA FS Geo data Clearinghouse!


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Trail Maps

The Intermountain Region offers several types of trail maps, many specific to recreational activities such as cross-country skiing, backpacking and snowmobiling. However, availabiliy varies by Forest. Please contact your local Boise NF office or vendor for additional information.

The Idaho Department of Recreation also has an excellent website for maps. 



Travel Plan Maps - Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)

MVUM maps available at Boise NF

2014 Motor Vehicle Use Maps will be available on the web, at the Boise Interagency Visitor Center and the Ranger District Offices in the spring.  Forest Vendors do not carry the maps.




USGS Topographic Quad Map Coverage of the Forest

Transportation Base Map Index


The Forest Transportation Atlas includes maps that may not show travel restrictions and not all roads or trails are open to motorized travel.


They should not be used to make motorized travel decisions, as they are not the official motorized travel designation maps (see MVUM).


Brochures and Guides

Boise NF Visitor Guide

Printable Brochures and Guides

Avenza Map Store

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Forest Visitor and Motor Vehicle Use Maps are available through the Avenza Map Store