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Listed below are the most remote areas of our treasured national park & forest lands. Perfect for backpacking, day hiking & high Sierra Lake fishing. Follow the link to the related National Forest for information on accessiblity.

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California Wilderness Areas

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Wilderness Area National Forest Acres Wilderness Maps
Agua Tibia Wilderness Cleveland NF 15,933

Agua Tibia Wilderness Map

Ansel Adams Wilderness Inyo NF & Sierra NF 230,260

Ansel Adams Wilderness Map

Bucks Lake Wilderness Plumas NF 24,023

Bucks Lake Wilderness Map

Caribou Wilderness Lassen NF 20,546

Caribou Wilderness Map

Carson-Iceberg Wilderness Stanislaus NF & Toiyabe NF 161,501

Carson-Iceberg Wilderness Map

Castle Crags Wilderness Shasta-Trinity NF 11,048

Castle Crags Wilderness Map

Chanchelulla Wilderness Shasta-Trinity NF 8,200
Chumash Wilderness Los Padres NF 38,150

Los Padres Topo Atlas

Cucamonga Wilderness Angeles NF & San Bernardino NF 12,781

Cucamonga Wilderness Map

Desolation Wilderness El Dorado NF 63,475

USFS Desolation Wilderness Map
Tom Harrison Desolation Map

Dick Smith Wilderness Los Padres NF 68,000

Dick Smith Wilderness Map

Dinkey Lakes Wilderness Sierra NF 30,000

Dinkey Lakes Wilderness Maps

Dome Land Wilderness Sequoia NF 93,861

Dome Land Wilderness Map

Emigrant Wilderness Stanislaus NF 112,338

USDA Emigrant Map
Tom Harrison Emigrant Wilderness

Garcia Wilderness Los Padres NF 14,100

Los Padres Maps

Golden Trout Wilderness Inyo NF & Sequoia NF 305,464

Golden Wilderness Trout Map

Granite Chief Wilderness Tahoe NF 25,748

USFS Lake Tahoe Recreation Map
Tom Harrison Tahoe Rim Trail Map

Hauser Wilderness Cleveland NF 8,091

Hauser Wilderness Map

Hoover Wilderness Inyo NF & Toiyabe NF 48,622

USFS Hoover Wilderness Map
Tom Harrison Hoover Wilderness

Ishi Wilderness Lassen NF 42,866

Ishi Wilderness Map

Jennie Lakes Wilderness Sequoia NF 10,289

Jennie Lakes Wilderness Map

John Muir Wilderness Inyo NF & Sierra NF 581,153

John Muir Trail Maps

Kaiser Wilderness Sierra NF 22,700

Kaiser Wilderness Map

Machesna Mountain Los Padres NF 20,000

Los Padres Maps

Matilija Wilderness Los Padres NF 29,600

Los Padres Maps

Marble Mountain Wilderness Klamath NF 242,464

Marble Mountain Wilderness Map

Mokelumne Wilderness Stanislaus NF 100,848

Mokelumne Map

Monarch Wilderness Sequoia NF & Sierra NF 44,896

Monarch Wilderness Map

Mount Shasta Wilderness Shasta NF 37,710

Mt. Shasta Wilderness Map
Tom Harrison Mount Shasta Map

North Fork Wilderness Six Rivers NF 8,100
Pine Creek Wilderness Cleveland NF 13,686

Pine Creek Map

Red Buttes Wilderness Rogue River - Klamath NF 16,150

Red Buttes Wilderness Map

Russian Wilderness Klamath NF 12,000

Russian Wilderness Map

San Gabriel Wilderness Angeles NF 36,118
San Gorgonio Wilderness San Bernardino NF 58,669

San Gorgonio Wilderness Map

San Jacinto Wilderness San Bernardino NF 33,408

San Jacinto Wilderness Map

San Mateo Canyon Cleveland NF 39,540
San Rafael Wilderness Los Padres NF 197,570

NatGeo Los Padres West

Santa Lucia Wilderness Los Padres NF 21,704

NatGeo Los Padres West

Santa Rosa Wilderness San Bernardino NF 19,803

Santa Rosa Wilderness Map

Sespe Wilderness Los Padres NF 219,700

Tom Harrison Sespe Wilderness Map

Sheep Mountain Wilderness Angeles & San Bernardino NF 42,367
Silver Peak Wilderness Los Padres NF 14,500

Silver Peak Wilderness Map

Siskiyou Wilderness Klamath, Six Rivers & Siskiyou 153,000

Siskiyou Wilderness Map

Snow Mountain Wilderness Mendocino 37,000

Snow Mountain Wilderness Map

South Sierra Wilderness Inyo & Sequoia 60,324

South Sierra Wilderness Map

South Warner Wilderness Modoc NF 70,729

South Warner Wilderness Map

Thousand Lakes Wilderness Lassen NF 16,335

Thousand Lakes Wilderness Map

Trinity Alps Wilderness Shasta-Trinity & 6 Rivers NF 513,100

Trinity Alps Wilderness Map

Ventana Wilderness Los Padres NF 240,026

Ventana Wilderness Map

Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Mendo, Six Rivers, Shasta 151,126

Yolla Bolly / Middle Eel Map

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Boundary Peak Wilderness Inyo National Forest 10,000
Mount Rose Wilderness Lake Tahoe Basin 28,000

Lake Tahoe Wilderness Map

California Wilderness Maps

The California wilderness areas above are managed by the neighboring USDA National Forests; Other local wilderness areas are handled by nearby State Parks, county parks or BLM offices

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