Modoc National Forest Guide

The Modoc National Forest in northeastern California comes from President Theodore Roosevelt's initial efforts to preserve environmentally fragile lands in the West. Responding to the pleas of local farmers, Roosevelt declared the land a forest reserve, which eventually became a national forest. The entire 1,654,392-acre area sits above 4,000 feet in elevation, with some peaks reaching over 9,000 feet. Sitting between the Cascade and Sierra Nevada Mountains, this forest only receives 13 inches of precipitation per year, with most of that being snow. Because of its steep elevation changes, the forest includes many varieties of trees. While the citizens of Alturas, CA, claim the forest as theirs, it is not uncommon for people to travel from San Francisco and Sacramento to hike the forest's trails.

Shape Hiking Trails

Modoc National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Modoc National Forest

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How to get to Modoc National Forest

Address: 225 West 8th Street, Alturas, CA 96101

Fee: Entry fee $0

Modoc National Forest is a favorite place to visit for many city dwellers. It is a chance to get away from the daily urban grind and restore equilibrium through a close encounter with nature, and an RV is the perfect choice to visit Modoc National Forest for a two-week family vacation. RVs give you the chance to move quickly from one stopping point to another in comfort. A visit to this forest develops memories that stick with you for the rest of your life.