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).

The San Gorgonio Wilderness Association (SGWA) website sells visitor maps, books and forest related items on-line. You may also 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 San Bernardino National Forest Offices.

By telephone: You may call the Big Bear Discovery Center at (909) 382-2789.

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 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.

Mineral Resource Assessment of the San Bernardino National Forest

California executive summary and a non-technical summary for land and resource managers. This report was provided by the U.S. Department of Interior, U.S. Geological Survey 1993. View the Mineral Resource Assessment for the San Bernardino National Forest.

Technical Mapping Resources

The FSGeodata Clearinghouse is a web-based resource designed to distribute the agency’s extensive geospatial data holdings. Forest Service employees, other federal, state and local agencies, tribal governments, and the public can use the site to search, view, and download geospatial data such as roads, trails, national forest.

How to read a map

Do you know how to read a map? We recommend this great tutorial from our partner Tread Lightly.