The Tahoe National Forest is located in the northeastern center of California.
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Tahoe National Forest

meadow with pools of standing water. gently rounded mountain in the background

Perazzo Meadows and Mt. Lola, December 8, 2014

(Photo by Janelle Thompson)

Tahoe Forest Atlas The Tahoe National Forest is located in the northern Sierra Nevada (east of Sacramento) and extends from the foothills across the Sierra crest to the California state line. It includes over 850,000 acres of public land interspersed with 350,000 acres of private land in a checker board ownership pattern.

The Tahoe National Forest does not include Lake Tahoe - visit the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit website for more information.)

Rivers, snow capped peaks and dense forests offer outstanding recreation year round. A complex set of ecosystems are found as the terrain ascends from 1,500 feet along the western boundary to over 9,000 feet along the crest. The forest provides a variety of resources and opportunities and is managed by the Forest Service. For more information on accessible recreation facilities on the Tahoe National Forest follow this link. More.....

Tahoe NF logo Subpart A of the 2005 Travel Management Rule – Forest-wide Road Analysis

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Happy Wanderings - Bear Valley Area

view across meadow with conifers at edges, forested slopes in background

For those that have not discovered the Bear Valley area east of Nevada City, it is well worth some time.  Normally during the winter, the valley would be covered in white and would be suitable for an enjoyable snowshoe or cross country ski trip.  But without any snow, it still makes for a nice outing.  In addition to some National Forest System land, the majority of the valley is owned by PG&E and a variety of other private land owners.  Please be respectful of private land.

Tahoe National Forest Summarizes Trail Conditions within the American Fire Area

Western States Trail Swing Bridge

Now that fire activity within the American Fire area has diminished, Tahoe National Forest (TNF) officials have assessed conditions on two popular trails: the Western States Trail (WST) and OHV Trail Loop 6, also known as Forest Service Trail 11E44 (Loop 6).

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Wildfire Prevention Project in Western Nevada County

Madrone Springs Fire Prevention Project Conditions After

The Forest Service is currently implementing fuel reduction work on the ground near the Five Mile House/Madrone Springs area east of Nevada City.

Tahoe NF, Partners Conduct Fordyce Jeep Trail Improvements and Restoration

Spider Excavator Drilling Fordyce Trail

The Tahoe National Forest and forest partners recently made improvements to the Fordyce Jeep Trail and performed ecological restoration of trouble spots and user-created trails.


Tahoe NF Assists SYRCL with River Cleanup Event

2014 SYRCL River Clean Up Event

Tha Tahoe NF was a proud sponsor of SYRCL's 17th Annual Yuba River Cleanup, which included 670 volunteers removing 15,946 pounds of trash within the Yuba and Bear river watersheds.

Forest Goes High Tech to Maximize Riding Opportunities and Protect Trails

remote soil moisture sensing station in forest

Tahoe National Forest has teamed up with partners to explore remote soil moisture sensing and video technology on OHV trails.

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