Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is the largest National Forest in the lower 48 states, with total areas of 6,289,821 acres (25,454.00 km2). Inside this forest there are around 80,000 to 100,000 prehistoric and historic archeological sites, such as curlicues of prehistoric rock art, to the phenomenal mining towns of the 19th century and enigmatic graffiti. All these historic sites are neatly stored in this forest.
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Bicycling: Mountain Biking
Mountain biking is the outdoor sport of riding bicycles off-road. This activity is usually over rough terrain by using specially designed mountain bikes. You can practice your endurance, core strength, balance, and your bicycle handing skill by mountain biking in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. There some mountain biking areas on this forest, that you can make the reservation by calling or online on website, and there's some areas that you can make a reservation when you are coming. If you are haven't experience yet on mountain biking or you need instructors, you can join mountain biking class there. You can feel the sensation of mountain biking while enjoying the view of this areas.
Hiking is one of exercise that are combine with recreational activity. This is one of good choice for the things to do in Humboldt-Toiyabe. You can find for the trail information on their websites, they have many day hiking trails that you can choose as your destinations. For the map of hiking trail, you can get it on the website also.
If you want to feel the sensation of staying in wildness areas, it is the best choice for you. You can spend your time with your family or friends in Humboldt-Toiyabe campgrounds. This place is perfect for you to enjoying the heat of desert or coolness of the mountain. There are some facilities that can you get in this area such as toilets, picnic tables, tent camping, camping trailer, and drinking water. The fees are depend on the facilities that provided by the campground.
How to Get Tickets?
Before you visit Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest you can make reservation via online website to plan your tour. Besides to make to make the reservation for campground you can make it via online website or calling, some campground also will give services for the first come, first serve. For you who want to follow mountain-biking class its better for you to make reservation via online website.
How To Get Around?
To get around and enjoying the view of Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, you can bring your mountain bike. The other choice is driving off-rad or you want to take a leisurely stroll around the forest.
What Should I Wear?
The best clothes that you can choose if you are go there in summer season is you can wear shorts, leggings, cotton tees, jacket, hat, sturdy shoes, sneakers, and flip-flops. Don't forget to bring your sunglasses and use a plenty sunscreen. Choose the right socks for the weather.
Best Time to Visit
The summer season is the best time to visit Sand Harbor. This season is the most comfortable temperatures and it is perfect season for your lake activities, because most of the activities to see the beautiful Sand Harbor is in summer season.
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Will I Need a Guide?
No, it will easy for you to find a map of this forest. You can download it from online website and keep it on your phone or you can print it. It will be different if you need instructor to guide you and give you a lesson about mountain biking, especially if you are beginner on mountain biking.
How To Get There?
To get there you can drive a car from the neighborhood city. It will take 5 hour 29 minutes from Las Vegas and 7 hours 4 minutes from Sacramento. Or it can by train to San Jose and Fly to Reno and continue by drive it will take around 9 hours 58 minutes. If you are from San Francisco you can drive, it will take 8 hours 35 minutes.