About the Area

The Tahoe National Forest is found in the north central Sierra Nevada. It stretches from the foothills overlooking the Sacramento Valley on the west across the Sierra crest to the state line. The largest community on the eastern slope is Truckee which provides outstanding recreation year-round and has an abundance of historic and cultural charm. On the Westside of the TNF, Auburn and Grass Valley/Nevada City are the largest communities and provide a wealth of cultural and outdoor recreation opportunities. Throughout the rest of the forest, many small towns, harkening back to the gold rush and Comstock Lode mining eras, provide a variety of amenities, interesting historical sites, and neighborly ambience.