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.
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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In 2013, the Tahoe National Forest received a grant from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) to treat nonnative invasive plants (NNIPs). Using this money, Forest Service crews were able to treat over 165 acres of National Forest System lands (NFS) to remove Scotch broom, French broom, yellow star-thistle and spotted knapweed.
With the warm dry weather this year, recreation opportunities abound in the Tahoe National Forest along Highway 20! This is such an unusual year; don't miss the opportunity to get out and about while the days are warm and dry. Hiking, biking, equestrian, and motorcycle trails provide many ways to explore the forest and are within 15 miles of Nevada City. Starting near the Harmony Ridge Market or the Old 5 Mile House Restaurant many trails, trail heads and vista points can be visited as one heads east.