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

view from paved boat ramp of reservoir and shoreline with water well below the high water mark

Pass Creek Boat Ramp at Jackson Meadow Reservoir, June 2014


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.....


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Recent News


Features

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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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. 

Fordyce Jeep Trail Work Planned

Spider Excavator machine navigating a steep rocky wash

The Yuba River Ranger District is going to conduct rehabilitation of the “Mud Hole” and the abandoned section of the Fordyce Jeep Trail.

 




Tahoe Receives Grant From Sierra Nevada Conservancy

Sierra Nevada Conservancy logo

With a 2013 grant from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, Tahoe National Forest crews treated National Forest System lands to remove non-native invasive plants. This work will continue in 2014.

Seasonal Trail Work Increases Recreational Opportunities; Sustains Resources

Butcher Ranch Trail

Tahoe National Forest (TNF) seasonal trail work finished earlier this summer and fall brings more opportunities for recreationists to enjoy the forest while sustaining natural resources.



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