Pacific Southwest Region Maps

Forest Visitor Maps, National Forest Atlas, and Wilderness Maps

These maps are available for purchase at the U.S. Geological Survey Store, most 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).

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

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. MVUM maps are also available for free at National Forest offices.

The maps are available online by viewing the R5 MVUM Finder Map or by selecting an option from the following list of National Forests in California.

 

Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail Maps

Pacific Crest Trail Maps provide a detailed view of the trail running from Mexico to Canada through California. These maps include the trail, access roads, streams, lakes, landforms, horse facilities, campgrounds and trailheads. The map also displays color photographs of points of interest and activities. The map scale is 1 inch to the mile (1:63,360).

Ten Pacific Crest Trail maps can be purchased through the U.S. Geological Survey Store.

Special Area Maps

Special Area Maps provide a detailed view of recreation areas, wild and scenic rivers, and trails. The maps show access roads, streams, lakes, landforms, horse facilities, campgrounds and trailheads. These maps also display color photographs of points of interest and activities. Map scales vary.

Maps are available for purchase through the U.S. Geological Survey Store.

Motor Vehicle Opportunity Guides

Motor Vehicle Opportunity guides provide detailed information about travel opportunities for motor vehicles. The maps can range from illustrating a few square miles to half a National Forest. The maps show routes open to motor vehicle use including vehicle type, route difficulty, seasonal closures, streams, lakes, landforms, campgrounds and trailheads. These maps also display color photographs of points of interest and activities. Map scales vary.

Selected maps are available for free at National Forest offices.

Free, Downloadable Maps

Forest Service Topography Maps: These maps overlay Forest Service assets, such as roads, trails, and campgrounds, on USGS's topographic maps. They are available for download by quadrangle.

Topographic Quadrangle Maps

Topographic maps are available from the U.S. Geological Survey in the traditional 7.5-minute format as GeoPDF’s. US Topo maps are constructed from key layers of geographic data—orthoimagery, roads, geographic names, contours and hydrographic features. The most recent US Topo maps include boundaries and vegetation. Scans of historical quadrangle maps are also available.

The maps are available for purchase over-the-counter at the Regional Office in Vallejo and from the U.S. Geological Survey. Hardcopy US Topo maps vary in price. US Topo maps are free when downloaded through the USGS Store.



Highlights

  • USGS Store Search
  • 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

    Geospatial datasets available for download.

  • 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™.

Online Web Maps Gallery

Online Web Maps Gallery


National Rivers & Trails Systems Maps

National Rivers & Trails Online Maps

 



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