Visit Destinations

Your national forests and grasslands are 193 million acres of vast, scenic beauty waiting for you to discover. Visitors who choose to recreate on these public lands find more than 150,000 miles of trails, 10,000 developed recreation sites, 57,000 miles of streams, 122 alpine ski areas, 338,000 heritage sites, and specially designated sites that include 9,100 miles of byways, 22 recreation areas, 11 scenic areas, 439 wilderness areas, 122 wild and scenic rivers, nine monuments, and one preserve. And remember, “It’s All Yours.”

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#196/#553 Arbo/Wee Lake Trailhead

<p>This trail leads to Skyline National Recreation Trail #706. The trail follows an old road bed for about 3.5 miles before entering into the Saddle Mountain Inventoried Roadless Area (IRA).&nbsp; The 1991 Arbo fire burned through this area making for a diverse landscape. Approximately 4 miles from the trailhead the Wee Lake trail #553 turns south, the lake is 0.8 miles further. Cutthroat and rainbow trout can be found in the lake.</p><p><a href="http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd639672.pdf">Arbo/Wee Lake Trail #196 and Wee Lake Trail #553</a></p>

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45 Uinta Loop

<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Sorry! We have not entered information for this trail yet. &nbsp; A trail description and map will be coming soon. &nbsp;In the meantime, please contact the Cedar City Ranger District at (435) 865-3200 for information on this trail. &nbsp;Thank you.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_MEDIA/stelprdb5297339.jpg">Map of Loop 4</a></p><p>For information on how to purchase this&nbsp;detailed map of the Markagunt Plateau OHV system&nbsp;<a href="http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsinternet/!ut/p/c4/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSz… here</a>.</p>

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About the Area - Recreation Overview

<p>From the rolling hills of the Piedmont to the mountains of the southern Appalachian mountains, there are all kinds of outdoor activities to enjoy. Learn more <a href="https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/conf/about-forest/about-area">about this area and an overview of outdoor recreation</a>&nbsp;on the national forests.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>

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Accessing Rangeland

<p>There are thousands of acres of Forest Service managed rangeland available for visitors to explore on horseback or on foot in the Beckwourth Ranger District. This is public land, your land, and it is open for you to visit.&nbsp;Most visitors are concerned&nbsp;about barbed wire fences, closed gates and locating rangeland managed by the Forest Service. Hopefully the following information will ease those concerns and help you access these wonderful areas.</p><p><strong>How&nbsp;to determine&nbsp;Public&nbsp;Land from Private Property</strong>;&nbsp;</p><ul><li><p>Use a map. The Plumas National Forest Map is available at forest visitor centers or on line at the <a href="http://www.nationalforestmapstore.com/category-s/1980.htm">National Forest Map Store</a> . <a href="https://www.usgs.gov/science-explorer-results?es=california+maphttps://… Maps</a> are also available on line.</p></li><li><p>Usually, boundaries of Forest Service managed property&nbsp;are posted. Sometimes, red colored blazes are cut into the bark of boundary trees.</p></li><li><p>Private property is usually posted as being private property. A short walk along a fence line can determine if what is inside the fence is posted.</p></li><li><p>When you&rsquo;re not sure about boundaries, use GPS to find out exactly where you are on your map.</p></li></ul><p><strong>About Fences and Gates;</strong></p><p>Okay, now you know the area is public land. Let&rsquo;s talk about why there are fences and gates on public land. Just after National Forests were formed and placed under the U.S. Forest Service,&nbsp;a 1907&nbsp;attempt by the Forest Service to levy fees for grazing permits was litigated to the Supreme Court. With favorable rulings, the Forest Service began issuing fee based grazing permits in 1917. The decision also gave stockmen the right to graze livestock on public lands. The grazing permit does not limit public access to&nbsp;public land. &nbsp;</p><p>How do you get in the fenced area? Though most barriers between grazing lots are natural features, oftentimes fences and gates are required when terrain and vegetation do not form sufficient barriers. Gates are almost always near roads, loading chutes and /or&nbsp;corrals.&nbsp;There is always the exception to that rule. For example, getting from one grazing allotment to the next may&nbsp;require riding the fenceline to find a gate.</p><ul><li><p>If you find a gate closed, make sure you close it after entering or leaving.</p></li><li><p>If you find a gate open, make sure to leave it open&nbsp;after entering or leaving.</p></li></ul><p><strong>Some Notes on Rangeland;</strong></p><ul><li><p>If cattle are present, do not herd, harass or hassle them.</p></li><li><p>Before camping on rangeland, know how to do it.</p><ul><li><p>Besides knowing about corralling or hobbling also know about campfire restrictions and permits.</p></li><li><p>Riding clubs have members who can be a wealth of information. <a href="http://highmountainridersquincy.com/http:/highmountainridersquincy.com/… Mountain Riders</a>&nbsp;is located in Quincy, CA and volunteer to help maintain the Meadowview Equestrian Campground.</p></li></ul></li><li><p>Don&rsquo;t expect to find a trail other than&nbsp;trails made by cattle and game.</p></li><li><p>Wet conditions may persist into late summer.&nbsp;The ground is&nbsp;usually drier and more firm on the boarders and near timber surrounding the range.</p></li></ul><p>.</p>

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Admiralty Island National Monument

Information coming soon!


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Agua Dulce Equestrian Trailhead

<p align="center"><font size="3"><strong>Agua Dulce Equestrian Trailhead</strong></font></p><p align="center"><a href="http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_MEDIA/fseprd516413.jpg"><img alt="Trail Views" src="http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_MEDIA/fseprd516413.jpg&quot; style="width: 510px; height: 330px;" /></a></p><p align="center">&nbsp;</p><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td style="width: 187px;"><p><strong>Distance</strong></p></td><td style="width: 451px;"><p>1.8 - 2.3 miles (one way) depending on trail connection</p></td></tr><tr><td style="width: 187px;"><p><strong>Pets Allowed</strong></p></td><td style="width: 451px;"><p>Yes</p></td></tr><tr><td style="width: 187px;"><p><strong>Fees</strong></p></td><td style="width: 451px;"><p><a href="http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/cleveland/passes-permits/recreation">Advent… Pass Required</a></p></td></tr><tr><td style="width: 187px;"><p><strong>Hike/Ride Time</strong></p></td><td style="width: 451px;"><p>Full day</p></td></tr><tr><td style="width: 187px;"><p><strong>Difficulty</strong></p></td><td style="width: 451px;"><p>Easy to Strenuous - dependent on connection</p></td></tr><tr><td style="width: 187px;"><p><strong>Best Seasons</strong></p></td><td style="width: 451px;"><p>Fall, Spring, Winter</p></td></tr><tr><td style="width: 187px;"><p><strong>Location</strong></p></td><td style="width: 451px;"><p>Off Sunrise Hwy 1 and Wooded Hill Road. See Map Below.</p></td></tr><tr><td style="width: 187px;"><p><strong>Ranger District</strong></p></td><td style="width: 451px;"><p>Descanso Ranger District - (619) 445-6235</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br />Agua Dulce Equestrian Trailhead is a great opportunity to access multiple trails for varying skill levels. The parking area was designed to accommodate larger vehicles so equestrian trailers and larger groups. Aqua Dulce Trailhead is adjacent to the Old County Road which connects users to the Wooded Hill Nature Trail and the Big Laguna Trail Spurs (See <a href="http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/cleveland/recreation/recarea/?recid=8192…; and <a href="http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/cleveland/recreation/recarea/?recid=8192… Ravine).</a></p><p>Agua Dulce is adjacent to the Wooded Hill Group Campground and is located down Wooded Hill Road/Old County Road off of Sunrise Highway on Mount Laguna. The Visitor&rsquo;s Center as well as food and lodging are within several miles of the trailhead, located in Mount Laguna. Recreation fees are required to park and use the amenities at this trailhead. Adventure Passes and Daily Recreation Passes can be purchased on Mount Laguna at the Visitor&rsquo;s Center, Blue Jay Lodge, the Laguna Country Store</p><p>For a list of more trails to explore in your area, please see our <strong><a href="http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/cleveland/explore"&gt; Recreation Trail Guide </a></strong></p>

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ALMA CHRISTENSEN TRAILHEAD

<p>Small parking and turn around area.</p>

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Alpine County Winter Recreation Area

<p>Hope Valley offers winter recreational activities such as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding and winter wildlife observation.</p><p><strong>Carson Ranger District Winter Recreation Guide</strong></p><p>Pick one up at the Carson Ranger District Office for <strong>FREE</strong> or download it here.</p><p><a href="http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5294291.pdf">Medi… Resolution, 6.6MB PDF</a></p><p><a href="http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd602655.pdf"><strong… Ranger District Winter Recreation Map</strong></a> (for use with Avenza&nbsp;on your smartphone)</p>

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Alpine. #225

<p>The Alpine Trail #225 begins near the Alpine Guard Station on the Alpine Forest Access Road, FSR #686 and ends at Forest Service Road #858 on the Ouray Ranger District.&nbsp; Originally the Alpine Trail connected the Alpine Guard Station to the Jackson Guard Station.&nbsp; This trail is the main access to the High Mesa and Big Park which both have excellent elk habitat.&nbsp; It travels through dense Engelmann spruce and sub alpine fir forests.</p>

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Anna Creek Cabin

<p><a href="https://www.recreation.gov/camping/anna-creek-cabin/r/campgroundDetails… Creek Cabin</a> is located 30 miles south of the town of Hungry Horse, perched above Hungry Horse Reservoir with sweeping views of the reservoir and the Great Bear Wilderness. The cabin provides a private setting to enjoy the recreation opportunities along the west side of Hungry Horse Reservoir. Located half way down the reservoir, the cabin provides a delightful setting for viewing wildlife and enjoying the peaceful surrounding.</p><p>The cabin is set up above the West Side Hungry Horse Reservoir road providing privacy and scenic views. The west side of the cabin and large parking area backs up to the forest with Anna creek flowing through. The east side of the cabin offers open views of the Great Bear Wilderness. The site offers a nice mix of shade and sun.</p><p>The cabin location provides a base to explore the numerous recreation opportunities along the west side of Hungry Horse Reservoir. Visitors can access the water within a short drive to Graves Bay, Graves Creek or Handkerchief Lake for fishing, swimming or boating. Access to hiking trails along pioneer ridge or the east side of Jewel Basin are in close proximity to the cabin. Other popular activities such as driving for pleasure, berry picking, wildlife watching, and fishing are abundant in the area around the cabin.</p><p>This single story cabin is equipped with a propane cook stove, heater, lights and accessible vault toilet. Indoor accommodations sleep up to 12 people on one double bed, two twin beds, two double/twin bunk beds, plus two twin roll out trundle beds. Outside, enjoy the campfire pit with barbecue grate and the deck on the south side of the cabin.<br /><br />No drinking water or electricity are available. Guests should bring plenty of water, bedding, food, flashlights and basic camping gear, among other necessities.</p><ul><li>Grizzly bears frequent the area; use appropriate containers for food and garbage. Read more at our <a href="https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/flathead/recreation/?cid=stelprdb5347448… Storage Order and Grizzly Bear Safety page</a>.</li><li>Pets are allowed at the cabin. Pet food should be kept inside at all times. Clean up after your pet.</li><li>Water is not available at the site. Be sure to bring all your water for your visit. Anna Creek flows for most of the season. Boil or treat any water from streams or lakes.</li><li>Please bring garbage bags; this is a &quot;pack-it-in, pack-it-out&quot; facility.</li><li>Conserve propane by minimizing use of lights and turning off the heaters while away from the cabin.</li><li>Contact the ranger district office at (406) 387-3800, during business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) for updates on weather and road conditions; refunds will not be given for inclement weather or road conditions.</li><li>The cabin remains locked; a combination lock code will be contained in the reservation confirmation letter.</li><li>Guests must clean cabin prior to departure; a fee will be charged if extra clean-up is needed.</li><li>Commercial use of cabin is prohibited.</li><li>Don&#39;t Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.</li></ul>

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