Maps & Publications

7.5-minute Quadrangle (Quad) or Topographic (Topo) Maps

Useful for: Most detailed view of the terrain and considered essential to carry for those venturing into the backcountry via an established trail system or cross-country on foot.

Scale of 1:24,000 (2.64 inches to the mile)

Color varies by each quad / topo. Some are black and white, and some full color. Generally made of paper.

Cover an area of 49 to 70 square miles.

Various versions of these quad / topo maps are available. Various items you may see on a quad / topo are:

  • Topography contour lines
  • Topography relief shading
  • Orthophoto
  • Boundaries
  • Developed recreation sites
  • Roads
  • Trails
  • Land ownership
  • Latitude / Longitude