The forest is abundant with wonderful day hikes to choose from. Lower elevation trails (less than 5,000′) are best for fall/winter/and spring hikes. Upper elevation trails are best hiked in the summer months, unless you are ready and equipped for a snowshoeing adventure!
Please remember to wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the trail and weather. Don’t forget your sun hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses! Even on short day hikes it is recommended to carry a backpack with snacks, at least 2 liters of water, a pocket knife, flashlight, whistle, and a first aid kit. Remember to check the weather and leave an itinerary with someone you trust before you head out on the trail.
A wide variety of hiking trails are available. Contact the local Ranger Station to find a hike that suits your ability, or stop by and pick up one of the many trail guides or maps (some of these are also available electronically, below). The Ranger Station will tell you current trail conditions, fire restrictions and permit requirements. “Know Before You Go”
Click here for a list of local day hikes.