Forest Maps

Forest Visitor Maps, National Forest Atlas, and Wilderness Maps

These maps are available for purchase at the U.S. Geological Survey Store, many Forest & Grassland Offices in the region and other retail outlets. Many Forest Visitor Maps are also available for purchase as georeferenced PDFs on Avenza, for use on mobile devices.

  • Forest Visitor Maps for each national forest and grassland provide forest-wide information on attractions, facilities, services, and opportunities.
  • National Forest Atlases are full color atlases, containing 8.5-inch by 11-inch topographic quadrangle maps at 1 inch to the mile scale and are available for many of the forests in California.
  • 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).

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.

After downloading and using the app, let us know what you think at SM.FS.R5DigMaps@usda.gov.

Other Maps

Topographic Maps

  • 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 Motor Vehicle Use Map displays National Forest System routes (roads and trails) or areas designated open to motorized travel. The Motor Vehicle Use Map also displays uses allowed by vehicle class (highway-legal vehicles, vehicles less than 50 inches wide and motorcycles), and seasonal allowances.

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.


Highlights

  • 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 - Data.gov

    Since 2005 Geodata.gov 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

    Maps of America are what you'll find and make on nationalatlas.gov™.



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