Maps & Publications

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USDA Forest Service - Interactive Visitor Map

The Interactive Visitor Map is a work in progress. The Boise National Forest data is in good shape but other forests have varying levels of data quality. This site will continue to be updated with additional information as it becomes available. 

This map does not show road, campground or fire area closures.  That information is located on the Alerts and Notices page.

 

 

VIEW AND PRINT:  Trail maps from the Districts

 (Some conditions and closures may have changed.)  Check Alerts and Notices page.

Cascade Ranger District Trail Map

Mountain Home Ranger District Trail Map

Idaho City Ranger District Trail Map

Lowman Ranger District Trail Map

Emmett Ranger District Trail Map

 

Boise NF Winter Travel Map - (no longer in print)

 

 

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Order National Forest Maps

National Forest Visitor Maps provide information on recreational uses, trails, roads, streams, lakes, visitor centers, facilities available, campgrounds and picnic areas. The map also displays color photographs of points of interest and activities. Each map covers all or part of one national forest, and the scale is generally 1/2 inch per mile (1:126,720). These maps do not show topography of the land (i.e., the natural features such as mountains, valleys, and plains illustrated through contour lines on the map).

A variety of Forest maps and publications are available at the Interagency Visitor Center/BLM Public Room in Boise at 1387 South Vinnell Way 83709.  The Boise NF Ranger District Offices, and several store outlets called (Boise NF Vendors) also carry maps.  See order form for maps and guides under related links or call the Visitor Center if you need more information at: 208-373-3889.  Hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The most comprehensive source of maps and Interagency passes for purchase is the USGS Store.  There is a charge for the Forest Visitor Maps, while Motor Vehicle Use Maps are free of charge with the exception of postage. 

 

 

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2021 PRINTED MVUMs

The Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) is the legal document that shows where it is legal to drive a motor vehicle. The MVUM is re-published every year, so, please be sure that you are using the most current version when driving on the National Forest. 

Please keep motor vehicles on designated routes and areas. If you plan on camping, driving off-highway vehicles, hunting, or exploring the backcountry; please make sure you first get a free Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) to know which roads are open to motor vehicle use. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!

If you would like a hard copy of these maps, they are available upon request at any of our forest offices or by calling the Supervisor's Office at 208-373-4100. Boise NF electronic travel aids are available in color and are available for download to Garmin GPS devices. MORE.

 

Links to MVUM District Maps (pdf documents) - 2021 maps!

Boise National Forest - Lowman RD Motor Vehicle Use Map 2021

Boise National Forest - Emmett RD West Side Motor Vehicle Use Map 2021

Boise National Forest - Emmett RD East Side Motor Vehicle Use Map 2021

Boise National Forest - Cascade RD East Side Motor Vehicle Use Map 2021

Boise National Forest - Cascade RD West Side Motor Vehicle Use Map 2021

Boise National Forest - Idaho City RD West Side Motor Vehicle Use Map 2021

Boise National Forest - Idaho City RD East Side Motor Vehicle Use Map 2021

Boise National Forest - MT. HM. RD West Side Motor Vehicle Use Map 2021

Boise National Forest - MT. HM. RD East Side Motor Vehicle Use Map 2021

 

 

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Avenza users and downloading MVUMs

Use Avenza App. - Get the Boise National Forest Northern Map

Use Avenza App. - Get the Boise National Forest Southern Map

 

2021 MVUMs are available through Avenza!

Forest Visitor Maps are also available on mobile technology through the Avenza Map Store. These maps DO NOT show all existing Forest Service roads. For a map that shows the most up to date road and motorized trail information see the information on obtaining  Motor Vehicle Use Maps.

 

Forest Visitor and Motor Vehicle Use Maps are available through the Avenza Map StoreThe Avenza PDF Maps Application is free of charge and available for most Apple, Android and Windows Phone Operating System products. The application can be downloaded directly to mobile devices through the iTunes store.  A beta version of the app for Android devices is also available at the Avenza website.  The maps are geo-referenced and will work in conjunction with the GPS-enabled iPhone Operating System devices (iPhone 3GS and higher/ iPads with 3G/LTE).  For more information on Avenza PDF maps, please refer to the Avenza website. 

 

 

Video instruction for downloading Forest maps with Avenza App

 

 

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Download the Boise NF 2021 Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)s QR codes using app on your phone

Download BLM 2021 Motor Vehicle Maps (MVUM)s QR codes for all of Idaho 

 

 

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Interactive Story Maps

Feature - Boise National Forest - Story Map - Pioneer Fire Recovery and Restoration

Includes summary of the 2016 Pioneer Fire, initial activities and planned future actions.

(Best viewed in Chrome or Firefox browsers).

 

Intermountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service Web Map Application Gallery

Use ArcGIS Online to share maps, data, and applications for use by other federal agencies, partners and the public. Great stories using maps from around the region!

 

 

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Wilderness Maps

National Forest Wilderness Maps are topographic maps, which show natural features, such as mountains, valleys, plains, lakes, rivers, and vegetation. This is done through contour lines depicting elevation gain or loss. This way you will have a sense about how steep that mountain is that you'll be climbing this weekend! Each map covers all or part of one wilderness area and the scale is generally 1 inch per mile (1:63,360).

"Wilderness Maps" for many wilderness areas are available to purchase from individual forests.

Region 4 Wilderness Maps are also available on mobile technology through the Avenza Map Store.

Here is a great web site to get free topo maps.  Check out USDA FS Geo data Clearinghouse!

The most comprehensive source of maps and Interagency passes for purchase is the USGS Store.

 

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Trail Maps

The Intermountain Region offers several types of trail maps, many specific to recreational activities such as cross-country skiing, backpacking and snowmobiling. However, availabiliy varies by Forest. Please contact your local Boise NF office or vendor for additional information.

 

 

Features

USGS Topographic Quad Map Coverage of the Forest

Transportation Base Map Index

 

The Forest Transportation Atlas includes maps that may not show travel restrictions and not all roads or trails are open to motorized travel.

  

They should not be used to make motorized travel decisions, as they are not the official motorized travel designation maps (see MVUM).

Spotlights

Brochures and Guides

2017 Revised - Boise NF Visitor Guide

Printable Brochures and Guides




https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/boise/maps-pubs