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.....
Native Plants and Pollinators of Washington Ridge DATE: Saturday April 19, 2014 TIME: 9:30am - 1:30pm MEETING PLACE TO CARPOOL: Tahoe National Forest in Nevada City This event is limited to the first 25 who sign up. Flyer for more info
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.
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.