Highway 49

Area Status: Open

The recreation information for the Tahoe National Forest is primarily provided by travel corridor.  The main travel corridors are:  Interstate 80, Highway 49, Highway 20, Highway 89 (North and South), Foresthill Divide Road, Mosquito Ridge Road, Bowman Road, Marysville Road, and Gold Lakes Road.   

Highway 49
Highway 49 travels through the Gold Country passing the Tahoe National Forest Headquarters in Nevada City.  It travels north through Yuba County and then turns east and follows the North Yuba River through Sierra County.   Many trail heads, campgrounds, river access points, resorts, and quaint gold rush towns are found along the length of Highway 49. 

Activities such as camping and hiking are listed below for this corridor 


Mountain Biking

Areas for Mountain Biking at Highway 49

River and Stream Fishing

Areas for River and Stream Fishing at Highway 49

Horse Riding

Areas for Horse Riding at Highway 49

Interpretive Areas

Areas for Interpretive Areas at Highway 49

Scenic Driving

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


A boy holding a fish

A Boy Fishing