Go Deeper Into The Backcountry
National Geographic Trails Illustrated Maps
The largest alpine lake in North America, Lake Tahoe straddles the border of California and Nevada. It's unusually clear waters and surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains make it one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Lake Tahoe Basin delivers unmatched detail and valuable information to assist you in enjoying the year-round recreational opportunities this region offers. Expertly researched and created in partnership with local land management agencies, this map includes Desolation Wilderness; Prosser Creek Reservoir; Granite Chief and Mount Rose wilderness areas; and El Dorado, Humboldt-Toiyabe and Tahoe National Forests. In addition, the following state parks are included: Donner Memorial, Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point, Emerald Bay, D.L. Bliss, Lake Tahoe Nevada, Burton Creek, and Washoe Lake.
Whether you're exploring Lake Tahoe Basin on foot, or by horse, motorcycle or ATV, the handy trail chart will prove a useful tool in your travels. The popular Pacific Crest and Tahoe Rim trails are clearly noted. A chart of ski and snowboard resorts includes their location on the map, as well as the number of lifts and runs. The map base includes contour lines and elevations for summits, passes and many lakes. The bathymetry of Lake Tahoe is shown with both contours and hill shading. Recreation features are clearly marked, including campgrounds, trailheads, swimming areas, fishing access and scuba diving areas.
Other features found on this map include: Carson Range, Desolation Wilderness, Donner Pass, Eldorado National Forest, Granite Chief Wilderness, Mt. Rose Wilderness, South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe National Forest, Toiyabe National Forest, Truckee, Washoe Lake.