This large forest covers a huge expanse in the northern Sierra Nevada, over 800,000 acres from the California foothills at its western edge, up and over the Sierra Crest to Verdi Peak on its eastern edge. It’s divided into four districts - Truckee Ranger District, Sierraville Ranger District, Yuba River Ranger District, American River Ranger District - each one featuring its own unique wildlife, plants, and landscape.
Historical sites can be found throughout the Tahoe National Forest, telling the story of the region’s interesting and diverse past. Historic events include Native American travel, overland migration to California, Gold Rush mining, and the construction of the transcontinental railroad and early automobile routes.
An abundance of recreational opportunities makes the Tahoe National Forest one of the most popular National Forests in the US. There is fly fishing on mountain rivers and streams, many miles of hiking trails, including the 2,650 mile long Pacific Crest Trail, and 100’s of miles of world-class singletrack for mountain and e-biking.
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