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Forest Service Topo Forest Service Topographic Maps are at a scale of 1:24,000 (2.64 inches to the mile) and offer the most detailed view of the terrain.  These maps are based on USGS Quad maps, but also feature recreation features, such as such as roads, trails, and campgrounds. They were developed in the 1990s, so some of the information may be outdated. 
USGS Topo Quad Map Topographic Quadrangle or “Quad” Maps are at a scale of 1:24,000 (2.64 inches to the mile) and offer the most detailed view of the terrain.  These maps feature elevation contours and are considered essential to carry for those venturing into the backcountry via an established trail system or cross-country on foot.
Recreation Map National Forest and Pacific Northwest Interagency Recreation Maps are at a scale of  1:126,720 (one half inch to the mile) and are useful for general trip planning and navigating the main state, county, and primary Forest Service roads.  Most feature shaded relief, denote land ownership, and highlight developed recreation sites including campgrounds, boat launches, and day use areas.
District Map Ranger District Maps are at a scale of 1:63,360 (one inch to the mile) and are useful for detailed trip planning and navigating a District’s secondary, unpaved, one-lane, and backcountry roads.  In addition to developed recreation sites, these maps show hiking trails and roads closed to vehicle use. Most District maps include elevation contours and some include vegetation cover.  These maps are popular with hunters, hikers, and those interested in dispersed recreation and cross-country foot travel.
Wilderness Map Wilderness Maps are generally at a scale of 1:63,360 (one inch to the mile) and are useful for those planning and completing trips into designated Wilderness.  These maps include elevation contours and vegetation cover, and highlight Wilderness boundaries, trailheads, and trails.

 

Travel Management Map

Motor Vehicle Use Maps. These maps display National Forest System routes (roads and trails) that are open to motor vehicles. They are generally at scales of between 1:42,000 and 1:75,000 (about 1.5 and 0.85 inches to the mile) and display only National Forest System routes (roads and trails) that are open to motor vehicles. 

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Forest Service Topography Maps: These maps overlay Forest Service assets, such as roads, trails, and campgrounds, on USGS's topographic maps. They are available for download by quadrangle.

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National Forest Store:  Offers a full, nationwide selection of National Forest, Ranger District, Wilderness, and Specialty Maps for purchase online or by phone, fax, and mail.

Discover Your Northwest: A nonprofit partner carrying a wide selection of maps, books, guides, and other interpretive products that highlight the Northwest’s natural and cultural history and support educational programs and services on public lands.  

US Geological Survey: The national source to find, order, or download topographic maps, including quadrangles or “quads”. Currently, this is the repository for topo mpas and they can be downloaded for free.  USGS also carries maps for purchase.

Oregon and Washington  National Forest, Wilderness, and Special Area maps are also available directly from national forest offices. 

List of Oregon/Washington Forest Maps

Here's an inventory of all available wilderness and district maps from the Forest Service for the Pacific Northwest region.

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