The Mountains of California
If you know you wanna head up in elevation, higher altitudes – to the pine forests of California, but have no clue where to start, this page may be very helpful in determining your ultimate destination. We have hundreds of pages on adventures & locations throughout the golden state. We sell all California maps for outdoor recreation, hiking topos to off road routes.
Wanna camp under the stars this weekend – and avoid the crowds too? You will need a good back road map to find this awesome camp site, guaranteed. Need a hammock spot, small swimming hole & total seclusion? Or how about a large family camp w/ Sequoia grove nearby? Total Escape has something for every ones budget & lifestyle. See below for an extensive breakdown of California mountain regions.
SoCal mountains have tighter restrictions on campfires, larger number of people camping in a smaller amount of space, minimal primitive camping options in the forests, more fees to access these lands.
The Sierra Nevada mountains are the prime outdoor destination for many in the Central California region. High elevations w/ granite slabs to lower country reservoirs & riverside oak flats. Folks come from all over the world to visit parks and lakes within this mountain range. Indeed, 4 National Parks call the Sierras home: Lassen, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia NP – not to mention the 10 National Forest and 15+ Wilderness Areas.
You want big water? Cabins next to a prime fishing river or camping near lakes, creeks with dense forests, then you will have to drive to the mid Sierra or even NorCal to find ’em.
California Mountain Regions Defined –
find the details on specific region for California mountains
San Diego Mountains
Los Angeles Mountains
Central Coast California Mountains
Central Sierra Nevada & Sequoia
Gold Country Sierra Nevada
Eastern Sierra Nevada California
Northern Sierra Nevada
Northern California Mountains
California North Coast
Find little known parks, camps and forests within our vast California BACK ROADS data base. Below is a small sampling of our picturesque mountain pages, where you can find the best seclusion: hiking, camping, fishing, mountain biking trails, rivers, creeks and peaks.
- California Back Roads
- California Elevations
- Mountain Home State Forest
- Canyon Creek Campground
- Snake Lake Campground
- Taylorsville Campground
- Heartbar Campground
- Mammoth Pool
- Gold Lake & Mini Gold Lake
- All the Silver Lakes in California
- National Forest Cabins & Fire Lookouts
- Lake List for California
Outdoor Recreation Maps of California:
- California National Forest Maps
- Forest Topo Atlases
- All California Wilderness Maps
- Off Road 4×4 Maps
- Outdoor Recreation Maps
- National Geographic Maps
- Sierra Nevada Maps
- State Atlas Maps
- Tom Harrison Waterproof Hiking Maps