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Tahoe National Forest

Interstate 80, Emigrant Gap, California 95715 USA

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“Outdoors & Recreation in Emigrant Gap, CA”

Tahoe National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in the state of California, northwest of Lake Tahoe. It includes the peak of Sierra Buttes, near Sierra City, which has views of Mount Lassen and Mount Shasta. It is located in parts of six counties. In descending order of forestland area they are Sierra, Placer, Nevada, Yuba, Plumas, and El Dorado counties. (The El Dorado County portion is very tiny, at only four acres.) The forest has a total area of 871,495 acres (1,361.71 sq mi, or 3,526.82 km2). Its headquarters is in Nevada City, California. There are local ranger district offices in Camptonville, Foresthill, Sierraville, and Truckee.Tahoe National Forest has many natural and man-made resources for the enjoyment of its visitors, including hundreds of lakes and reservoirs, river canyons carved through granite bedrock, and many miles of trails including a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail. Also within its borders is the National Wilderness Preservation System's Granite Chief Wilderness.

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September 26, 2015
Rated 4.0

Hiked part of the PCT and the Mt Judah Loop Trail. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen/hat.

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Tahoe National Forest

Interstate 80
Emigrant Gap, California
95715 USA
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