Forest Maps

National Forest Visitor Maps

National Forest Map StoreNational Forest Visitor Maps provide an overview of recreational uses, trails, roads, streams, lakes, landforms, land administration, visitor centers, facilities, campgrounds and picnic areas. The map also displays color photographs of points of interest and activities.

The 18 National Forests are mapped at the scale of 1/2 inch per mile (1:126,720). You may purchase National Forest Visitor Maps online through the National Forest Map Store.

In general, forest visitor and other kinds of maps can be purchased at most Modoc National Forest Offices.

Digital Maps for Mobile Devices

Avenza digital maps.The PDF Maps Mobile App, developed by Avenza Systems Inc., is available as a free download from iTunes and the Android Play Store. The app provides access to Forest Service maps, such as motor-vehicle-use maps, which are free while pages from national forest atlases are 99 cents and forest visitor maps are $4.99. Prices are pending for other agency maps. Select this link to find our maps for your Avenza PDF App.

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Wilderness and Topographic Maps

  • Wilderness Maps are topographic maps that show natural features such as mountains, valleys, plains, lakes, rivers, and vegetation using contour lines depicting elevation gain or loss. Each map covers all or part of one wilderness area and the scale is generally 1 inch per mile (1:63,360). Twenty-Eight wilderness maps are available for purchase through the National Forest Map Store.
  • FSTopo is the Forest Service series of large scale topographic maps. FSTopo maps are 7.5 minute, 1:24,000-scale over the conterminous United States, and 15 minute X 20-22.5 minute, 1:63,360-scale over Alaska. These maps are available for download at Forest Service Topography Maps.

Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)

The Forest Service announced a new regulation on November 2, 2005, governing off-highway vehicles and other motor vehicle use on national forests and grasslands. This rule requires each national forest or ranger district to designate those roads, trails and areas open to motor vehicle use. The Motor Vehicle Use Maps are free maps available at any of the Modoc National Forest offices or can be downloaded from this website.

Local Maps

  • Modoc Back Country Discovery Trail- Segment of the Back Country Discovery Trails is about 200 miles long with another 42 miles of alternate (more challenging) trails. Most of the Modoc Back Country Discovery Trails system is single lane and unpaved.
  • Discovery Points-Link provides a short descriptions of each of the Discovery Points. If you see something that catches your eye view map link (provided below)or contact any Modoc National Forest office for more information.View Discovery Points Map.
  • Tri-Forest Snowmobile Trails Brochure-There are many places where you can enjoy winter recreation. Identified on this map are the more popular designated and maintained routes. Skiers, snowshoers, and dog-sledders are invited to use the area as well as snowmobilers.
  • Obsidian Information-Obsidian is dense volcanic glass, usually rhyolite in composition and typically black in color.


  • Geospatial Data

    Geospatial datasets available for download.

  • USGS Store

    The U.S. Geological Survey also sells many other map products covering the National Forests and has an interactive map service, "The National Map".

  • Geospatial -

    Since 2005 has provided the largest web-based access at a single-point for maps, government data, and geospatial services.

  • Forest Atlas of the United States

    This Atlas combines state-of-the-art inventory and monitoring information to tell stories about the value of our nation's forests and the challenges they face.

  • National Atlas

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