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Tahoe National Forest Map The Tahoe National Forest is located in the northern Sierra Nevada (east of Sacramento) and extends from the foothills across the Sierra crest to the California state line. It includes over 850,000 acres of public land interspersed with 350,000 acres of private land in a checker board ownership pattern.

The Tahoe National Forest does not include Lake Tahoe (visit the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit website for more information).

Rivers, snow capped peaks and dense forests offer outstanding recreation year round. A complex set of ecosystems are found as the terrain ascends from 1,500 feet along the western boundary to over 9,000 feet along the crest. The forest provides a variety of resources and opportunities and is managed by the Forest Service. For more information on accessible recreation facilities on the Tahoe National Forest follow this link. More.....

Motorized Vehicle Use Maps

The Motor Vehicle Use Map displays National Forest System routes (roads and trails) or areas designated open to motorized travel.

Recent News


Ecological Restoration for National Forests in California

The Pacific Southwest Region of the US Forest Service recently released a statement of its Leadership Intent for Ecological Restoration, which explains the Region's guiding vision and goals for its stewardship of wildland and forests for the next 15-20 years.

Happy Wanderings - Bear Valley Area

view across meadow with conifers at edges, forested slopes in background

For those that have not discovered the Bear Valley area east of Nevada City, it is well worth some time.  Normally during the winter, the valley would be covered in white and would be suitable for an enjoyable snowshoe or cross country ski trip.  But without any snow, it still makes for a nice outing.  In addition to some National Forest System land, the majority of the valley is owned by PG&E and a variety of other private land owners.  Please be respectful of private land.


Tahoe National Forest acquires Van Norden Meadow

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The 330 acre Van Norden Meadow is one of the largest sub-alpine meadows in the Sierras and provides important habitat for bald eagles, willow f...

Grazing on the Tahoe National Forest

Cattle Grazing

On any given day during grazing season, cattle and sheep amble across areas of the Tahoe National Forest, busy turning forage into fo...


Tahoe National Forest Receives Sierra Crest Leadership Award

Sierra Fund Award at Conference May 2017

On May 8, Tahoe National Forest Supervisor Eli Ilano and Watershed Program Manager Carol Purchase accepted the Sierra Crest Leadership Award from The Sierra Fund (TSF).

Tahoe National Forest Participates in AMA Supercross Championships

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Recently, the Tahoe National Forest had a booth at the entrance to the PITS for the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Supercross Championships.

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