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Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail

25.4 mi
State: CA
Dirt, Gravel

Blue Gravel Mine Trail

1.75 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Clover Creek Preserve Trail

2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Eagle Lake Trail

5.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Great Shasta Rail Trail

43 mi
State: CA
Cinder

Hornbeck Trail

4 mi
State: CA
Dirt

Middle Creek Trail (CA)

3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Sacramento River Rail Trail

11.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Sacramento River Trail

12.27 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Stanford Hills Trail

0.84 mi
State: CA
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The spectacular Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail runs between Westwood and Susanville in Lassen County. It cuts through the thick woodlands of the high country into the awesome Susan River...
CA 25.4 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Blue Gravel Mine Trail winds through southern neighborhoods of Redding. Although the trail parallels Buenaventura Boulevard and Canyon Creek Road for its entire route, it is generally set far back...
CA 1.75 mi Asphalt
Paved trails on either side of Clover Creek combine with a loop around a retention pond to form a larger trail loop through Clover Creek Preserve in Redding. The scenic area offers views of the...
CA 2 mi Asphalt
The Eagle Lake Trail provides a pleasant ride through pine and sage trees along the south shore of the second largest natural lake in California. The trail is located in Lassen National Forest and...
CA 5.2 mi Asphalt
More than half of the planned 80-mile Great Shasta Rail Trail is now open. The rail-trail meanders through Northern California’s small towns and the natural beauty of the Lassen and Shasta-Trinity...
CA 43 mi Cinder
The Hornbeck Trail is one of several single-track dirt trails open on the east side of Keswick Reservoir in Shasta County. The trail follows the former route of the Quartz Hill Railway, which once...
CA 4 mi Dirt
The Middle Creek Trail provides a gentle 2-mile climb along a former railroad bed from the river bottom up to its intersection with Iron Mountain Road. From there, the trail follows an old stagecoach...
CA 3 mi Asphalt
Over the years the Bureau of Land Management, with many partners, has worked diligently to develop one of the premier trail destinations in the West. North of Redding, the Sacramento River Rail Trail...
CA 11.1 mi Asphalt
Tucked away in Northern California's Shasta County is the charming town of Redding, which over the years has worked diligently to become one of the premier trail destinations in the West. The pride of...
CA 12.27 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Stanford Hills Trail is a short spur off the much longer Sacramento River Trail, the gem of Redding's trail network. The paved path primarily serves to transport residents of the Stanford Hills...
CA 0.84 mi Asphalt

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Sacramento River Rail Trail

CA - 11.1 miles

Over the years the Bureau of Land Management, with many partners, has worked diligently to develop one of the premier trail destinations in the West. North of Redding, the Sacramento River Rail Trail...

Eagle Lake Trail

CA - 5.2 miles

The Eagle Lake Trail provides a pleasant ride through pine and sage trees along the south shore of the second largest natural lake in California. The trail is located in Lassen National Forest and...

Sacramento River Trail

CA - 12.27 miles

Tucked away in Northern California's Shasta County is the charming town of Redding, which over the years has worked diligently to become one of the premier trail destinations in the West. The pride of...

Stanford Hills Trail

CA - 0.84 miles

The Stanford Hills Trail is a short spur off the much longer Sacramento River Trail, the gem of Redding's trail network. The paved path primarily serves to transport residents of the Stanford Hills...

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Middle Creek Trail (CA)

CA - 3 miles

The Middle Creek Trail provides a gentle 2-mile climb along a former railroad bed from the river bottom up to its intersection with Iron Mountain Road. From there, the trail follows an old stagecoach...

Clover Creek Preserve Trail

CA - 2 miles

Paved trails on either side of Clover Creek combine with a loop around a retention pond to form a larger trail loop through Clover Creek Preserve in Redding. The scenic area offers views of the...

Blue Gravel Mine Trail

CA - 1.75 miles

The Blue Gravel Mine Trail winds through southern neighborhoods of Redding. Although the trail parallels Buenaventura Boulevard and Canyon Creek Road for its entire route, it is generally set far back...

Clover Creek Preserve Trail

CA - 2 miles

Paved trails on either side of Clover Creek combine with a loop around a retention pond to form a larger trail loop through Clover Creek Preserve in Redding. The scenic area offers views of the...

Middle Creek Trail (CA)

CA - 3 miles

The Middle Creek Trail provides a gentle 2-mile climb along a former railroad bed from the river bottom up to its intersection with Iron Mountain Road. From there, the trail follows an old stagecoach...

Sacramento River Trail

CA - 12.27 miles

Tucked away in Northern California's Shasta County is the charming town of Redding, which over the years has worked diligently to become one of the premier trail destinations in the West. The pride of...

Sacramento River Rail Trail

CA - 11.1 miles

Over the years the Bureau of Land Management, with many partners, has worked diligently to develop one of the premier trail destinations in the West. North of Redding, the Sacramento River Rail Trail...

Accordion

Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail

CA - 25.4 miles

The spectacular Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail runs between Westwood and Susanville in Lassen County. It cuts through the thick woodlands of the high country into the awesome Susan River...

Blue Gravel Mine Trail

CA - 1.75 miles

The Blue Gravel Mine Trail winds through southern neighborhoods of Redding. Although the trail parallels Buenaventura Boulevard and Canyon Creek Road for its entire route, it is generally set far back...

Hornbeck Trail

CA - 4 miles

The Hornbeck Trail is one of several single-track dirt trails open on the east side of Keswick Reservoir in Shasta County. The trail follows the former route of the Quartz Hill Railway, which once...

Stanford Hills Trail

CA - 0.84 miles

The Stanford Hills Trail is a short spur off the much longer Sacramento River Trail, the gem of Redding's trail network. The paved path primarily serves to transport residents of the Stanford Hills...

Eagle Lake Trail

CA - 5.2 miles

The Eagle Lake Trail provides a pleasant ride through pine and sage trees along the south shore of the second largest natural lake in California. The trail is located in Lassen National Forest and...

Great Shasta Rail Trail

CA - 43 miles

More than half of the planned 80-mile Great Shasta Rail Trail is now open. The rail-trail meanders through Northern California’s small towns and the natural beauty of the Lassen and Shasta-Trinity...

Middle Creek Trail (CA)

CA - 3 miles

The Middle Creek Trail provides a gentle 2-mile climb along a former railroad bed from the river bottom up to its intersection with Iron Mountain Road. From there, the trail follows an old stagecoach...

Sacramento River Trail

CA - 12.27 miles

Tucked away in Northern California's Shasta County is the charming town of Redding, which over the years has worked diligently to become one of the premier trail destinations in the West. The pride of...

Clover Creek Preserve Trail

CA - 2 miles

Paved trails on either side of Clover Creek combine with a loop around a retention pond to form a larger trail loop through Clover Creek Preserve in Redding. The scenic area offers views of the...

Blue Gravel Mine Trail

CA - 1.75 miles

The Blue Gravel Mine Trail winds through southern neighborhoods of Redding. Although the trail parallels Buenaventura Boulevard and Canyon Creek Road for its entire route, it is generally set far back...

Accordion

Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail

CA - 25.4 miles

The spectacular Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail runs between Westwood and Susanville in Lassen County. It cuts through the thick woodlands of the high country into the awesome Susan River...

Sacramento River Rail Trail

CA - 11.1 miles

Over the years the Bureau of Land Management, with many partners, has worked diligently to develop one of the premier trail destinations in the West. North of Redding, the Sacramento River Rail Trail...

Hornbeck Trail

CA - 4 miles

The Hornbeck Trail is one of several single-track dirt trails open on the east side of Keswick Reservoir in Shasta County. The trail follows the former route of the Quartz Hill Railway, which once...

Great Shasta Rail Trail

CA - 43 miles

More than half of the planned 80-mile Great Shasta Rail Trail is now open. The rail-trail meanders through Northern California’s small towns and the natural beauty of the Lassen and Shasta-Trinity...

Eagle Lake Trail

CA - 5.2 miles

The Eagle Lake Trail provides a pleasant ride through pine and sage trees along the south shore of the second largest natural lake in California. The trail is located in Lassen National Forest and...

Stanford Hills Trail

CA - 0.84 miles

The Stanford Hills Trail is a short spur off the much longer Sacramento River Trail, the gem of Redding's trail network. The paved path primarily serves to transport residents of the Stanford Hills...

Recent Trail Reviews

Sacramento River Trail

Gorgeous

June, 2017 by danomccollam

My wife and I did this loop on two different occassions while visiting Redding. We had no trouble finding the trail head or sticking on the trail. The scenery as you head toward the damn is absolutely gorgeous--large boulders, spring flowers, and the beautiful blue and green colors of the fountain head of the Sacramento river.

The trail on one side of the river is almost totally flat, while the trail on the other side is a roller coaster of short up and downhill climbs. There are several creeks you cross and plenty of benches to stop and enjoy the scenery. There are even some public restrooms.

I'm sure we will do this trail on every visit to Redding.

Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail

Beautiful Sled Run

June, 2017 by danomccollam

My wife and I are in our mid fifties. We started from the Mason Station outside of Westwood. The first 5-7 miles were difficult on our hybrids. I definitely would recommend having a mountain bike. The path surface was deep gravel-type rock that our bikes kept sinking into. Picture jogging on a loose sand beach--it felt like that.

Then we hit the more worn path with the 4% downgrade. The final 20 miles was like a beautiful sled run. We hardly had to peddle. The surface changed many times as did the scenery and the terrain. There were many road obstacles to steer around like trees down and huge ruts, but the majority of the path was smooth sailing.

I would definitely do this again, but probably start farther up the trail and avoid the first few miles. Another noteworthy observation is that the city bus that takes you back to Westwood only runs three times a day and can carry only three bikes at a time. We took the 12:10 bus and there were five bikes wanting to get on. Some people had to leave one person behind with the bikes and go get the vehicles in Westwood.

Overall it was a very beautiful and positive experience and we would definitely do this again.

Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail

Fall Color Spectacular

October, 2016 by blsilvey

We just got back from the Fall Color Ride organized by BLM at the end of October on the Biz Johnson. We met at the Railroad Depot in Susanville at 8am on Saturday and loaded bikes in a truck and about 20 people in a very nice bus. They drove us up to the top of the trail at Mason Station while Stan Bale from BLM, who has been a 30 year champion of the Biz, filled us in on the history of the line and trail.

The first 10 miles are slightly up grade or down through a pine forest, without much color, and you do have to keep an eye out for rocks. We never encountered any loose sand or gravel that gave us any trouble riding hybrids.

From the first of twelve Susan River crossings 2.5 miles above Goumaz, the ride is easy and spectacular with lots of color and beautiful rock cliffs as you crisscross the Susan and pass through two great tunnels on your way down to the Depot.

We started riding at 10am, had a nice lunch at the Goumaz rest area, and stopped many times to take pictures and enjoy the view. We were back to our car at 3pm. One Hint: after you cross the longest trestle at Devils Corral there is a sign directing you down a steep grade to pass under Hy 36. Instead, you can stay on the rail grade, open AND close a large green gate, and walk carefully across the highway and right back on to the trail. Much easier.

Accordion

Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail

parking area at Depot was a mess

September, 2016 by dovie.pickering

We rode our horses on the Bizz. We parked in the dirt lot across from the Depot. The lot was full of trash and dog poop. We always pick up after our horses in parking lots. Why can't dog owners do the same. The Bizz trail is the best and Susanville is a nice town.

Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail

Great trail, with some reservations

June, 2016 by ludwig131

I rode the whole trail over two days recently. The part from Susanville to Goumaz Campground is great. Excellent scenery, including benches thoughtfully placed to feature particularly nice views. From Goumaz to Westwood the trail becomes a bit rocky. Even with my hybrid, I've ridden rougher trails, but I had to keep my eyes on the ground ahead of me instead of enjoying the scenery. I did not encounter sand as a previous reviewer had, so maybe they fixed that. On this part of the trail you are in forest instead of river gorge, but still nice. I solved the rough trail problem by taking one of the Forest Service roads back to Westwood Junction and picking up the trail from there. Have access to a good map if you do that as those roads are confusing. There is a good map at Mason Junction. Also, I did not like the look of the paved road from the end of the trail into Westwood. Not much shoulder, 55 mph and large pickups and RVs whizzing along. I try to avoid those roads whenever possible. So I turned around at Mason. Later I drove the road to confirm my judgement.

I've ridden many rail trails and this one definitely deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.

Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail

fantastic trail save one exception

October, 2015 by arcterra

The scenery, bridges and tunnels were awesome. The trail, regrettably, has a fare amount of 3/4 to 1 inch gravel laid down as repairs. Makes for a rough ride in anything short of a mountain bike. It is a shame that, at least, the canyon section is not paved.

Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail

Fantastic Scenary

October, 2015 by loneviking61

I camped at Goumaz campground, the halfway point on the trail. From there I went south to Susanville and back. The trail is easiest from Westwood going south to Susanville as it's all downhill. Coming from Susanville, it's a steady 2-4% grind pretty much all the way to Westwood.

The trail surface is hardpacked granite. I rode it two days after heavy rains and the trail was dry. I was on a rigid bike with 700x38 tires. Anything from 700 x 35 on up should be fine. Mountain bikes would be more fun as there are side trails to explore and the bigger tires give more cushion against the bumpy surface.

Beautiful scenary. The Devils Corral trestle is really neat, you're up high looking all over the area. Most of the trestles along with the two tunnels are on the portion of the trail south of Hwy 36.

Restrooms? There's one less than a mile out of Susanville, and the next one is a Goumaz campground--so plan accordingly. And about those shuttles--they aren't reliable. I met the BLM fellow that maintains the trail and he showed me where the bus stop was so I could shuttle up to another road closer to Goumaz to get back to camp. The bus never showed up, so, have a Plan B ready.

Water? The stream, so bring a filter and pump water if you need too. Lots of nice places to stop with benches to sit on too. Bring a camera as the scenary is spectacular.

Sacramento River Trail

An ok Trail

June, 2015 by mjerabek

This is a well maintained trail, but very confusing for visitors. The route is through various parks, parking lots, senior centers and private neighborhoods. However, there is a total lack of directional signs. Even a simple sign with a directional arrow would be sufficient. The trail on the north side is hilly, but the trail on the south side is more of a converted rail bed. We rode the trail on a Friday and it was very busy.

Sacramento River Trail

Beautiful trail!!!!!

May, 2015 by fiyero

Short but sweet! Immaculate paved bike trail with amazing views of the Sac River! We will be back!

Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail

Great trail going downhill

April, 2015 by fredinvictoria

We just did much of this trail. We had considered taking the bus and beginning in Westwood so it would all be down hill. But we began on a Sunday when there is no bus. So we started in Susanville and the trail seemed great for a few hours. Then it got steeper and the surface a little more difficult. We road to where the trail crosses Hwy 36. A very nice ride. Here we turned around and went back to Susanville coasting downhill for quite a while. The next day we drove to the parking lot at Hwy 36 and went toward Westwood to do more of the trail. This was a mistake. The surface is very soft with some rocks. Even walked through some sand in places. And the steepness became much more noticeable. We were even against the wind. Went on for a few hours and decided it was beautiful but a little more work than we were interested in. So we turned around at the Goumaz campground. Downhill the surface is not a problem if you are okay controlling in sandy surface. I would do it again when I can start in Westwood. Also we had a minor bike problem at one point and asked a number of people where the bike shop was. They said the old bike shop closed and didn't know of any other. Then we did find someone who knew of a new bike shop. Rooptown bikes on Roop St. They were very helpful. Apparently they were in the phone book white pages but not the yellow pages.

Sacramento River Trail

Nice loop ride

December, 2014 by trail53link

Rode every mile on TrailLink's map of this trail. Great scenery and excellent trail surface. I recommend the Middle Creek spur as well. The east side of the river is not really a rail type trail. It's a roller coaster ride but lots of fun to do coming downstream.

Sacramento River Rail Trail

Great trail.

December, 2014 by trail53link

Rode the entire route yesterday. The only downside was the first two miles from Keswick Dam. It's not a typical gradual rail grade. Great scenery, great surface, and no traffic noise. At one point I just stopped to enjoy the silence.

I recommend pushing up the switchback road between the north end of the trail to Shasta Dam. They offer great views and tours of the dam. You can actually ride across the top of the dam, unlike the dams in Washington State.

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