Stanislaus National Forest Guide

The Stanislaus National Forest is adjacent to the northwestern part of Yosemite National Park. This headquarters for this forest that covers about 898,000 acres is in Sonora, California. Congress established it on February 22, 1897, so it is one of the oldest national forests in the country. It is a great idea to know where you are going before heading on an adventure in this forest because there are almost 3,000 miles of roads. This forest contains over 1,100 miles of trails and over 811 miles of streams and rivers, including the Stanislaus River, which the forest is named after. Dodge Ridge and Bear Valley ski resorts are in this forest. 

Shape Hiking Trails

Stanislaus National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Stanislaus National Forest

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How to get to Stanislaus National Forest

Address: Lake Alpine Recreation Area, Lake Alpine Campground Road, Arnold, California 95223

Fee: Entry fee $0

It is easy to reconnect with nature by going to Stanislaus National Forest. In reality, you are less than 2.5 hours from San Francisco and Sacramento. It is a great place to explore in an RV and go hiking, fishing, and stargazing. Spend time exploring other nearby attractions, including Yosemite National Park.