Magalia, CA Walking Trails and Maps

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Almanor Rail Trail

13 mi
State: CA
Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail

25.4 mi
State: CA
Dirt, Gravel

Chico Airport Bike Path

3.25 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Chico State Bike Path

2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Lake Almanor Recreation Trail

11 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Little Chico Creek Bike Path

2.6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Midway Bike Path

3.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Paradise Memorial Trailway

5.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Steve G. Harrison Memorial Bikeway

0.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Sutter Commuter Bikeway

4.65 mi
State: CA
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
This 13 mile, non-motorized, multi-use trail is currently being improved to create a smoother tread surface for equestrians, hikers and bikers. It extends from downtown Chester where it crosses Main...
CA 13 mi Ballast, Dirt, Gravel
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
This linear trail through the northern sections of bike-friendly Chico runs on the abandoned Sacramento Northern Railway right-of-way. The trail marks the northernmost stretch of the former railroad,...
CA 3.25 mi Asphalt
The Chico State Bike Path, also known as the Railroad Bike Path, runs between CSU campus at Cherry Street and W. Lindo Avenue, paralleling an active rail line for most of the way. The trail is popular...
CA 2 mi Asphalt
The Lake Almanor Recreation Trail offers scenic views of the lake and mountains, including Lassen Volcano in nearby Lassen Volcanic National Park. The trail follows 11 miles of the southwest shore of...
CA 11 mi Asphalt
This paved biking and walking path provides an opportunity to experience the scenic Little Chico Creek ecosystem in the heart of Chico, California. The trail begins on the corner of Humboldt Avenue...
CA 2.6 mi Asphalt
Travel through the orchards south of Chico on the Midway Bike Path, which runs toward Durham on the abandoned Sacramento Northern Railway right-of-way. The trail is one of the most popular and scenic...
CA 3.4 mi Asphalt
Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Paradise, California, is a warm and inviting city with a small-town feel, and this trail offers visitors the perfect way to see it. You can start at either end;...
CA 5.2 mi Asphalt
This north-south bikeway in southeast Chico is dedicated to the memory of local resident and avid cyclist and cycling advocate, Steve Harrison. The trail entrances at both ends are marked by...
CA 0.9 mi Asphalt
The Sutter Bike Path follows a short portion of the old Sacramento Northern Railroad and runs a straight line between Hooper Road and Acacia Avenue. The trail links to bike lanes at Hooper Road, which...
CA 4.65 mi Asphalt

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Trails by activity

Paradise Memorial Trailway

CA - 5.2 miles

Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Paradise, California, is a warm and inviting city with a small-town feel, and this trail offers visitors the perfect way to see it. You can start at either end;...

Little Chico Creek Bike Path

CA - 2.6 miles

This paved biking and walking path provides an opportunity to experience the scenic Little Chico Creek ecosystem in the heart of Chico, California. The trail begins on the corner of Humboldt Avenue...

Almanor Rail Trail

CA - 13 miles

This 13 mile, non-motorized, multi-use trail is currently being improved to create a smoother tread surface for equestrians, hikers and bikers. It extends from downtown Chester where it crosses Main...

Chico State Bike Path

CA - 2 miles

The Chico State Bike Path, also known as the Railroad Bike Path, runs between CSU campus at Cherry Street and W. Lindo Avenue, paralleling an active rail line for most of the way. The trail is popular...

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Steve G. Harrison Memorial Bikeway

CA - 0.9 miles

This north-south bikeway in southeast Chico is dedicated to the memory of local resident and avid cyclist and cycling advocate, Steve Harrison. The trail entrances at both ends are marked by...

Lake Almanor Recreation Trail

CA - 11 miles

The Lake Almanor Recreation Trail offers scenic views of the lake and mountains, including Lassen Volcano in nearby Lassen Volcanic National Park. The trail follows 11 miles of the southwest shore of...

Midway Bike Path

CA - 3.4 miles

Travel through the orchards south of Chico on the Midway Bike Path, which runs toward Durham on the abandoned Sacramento Northern Railway right-of-way. The trail is one of the most popular and scenic...

Sutter Commuter Bikeway

CA - 4.65 miles

The Sutter Bike Path follows a short portion of the old Sacramento Northern Railroad and runs a straight line between Hooper Road and Acacia Avenue. The trail links to bike lanes at Hooper Road, which...

Chico Airport Bike Path

CA - 3.25 miles

This linear trail through the northern sections of bike-friendly Chico runs on the abandoned Sacramento Northern Railway right-of-way. The trail marks the northernmost stretch of the former railroad,...

Little Chico Creek Bike Path

CA - 2.6 miles

This paved biking and walking path provides an opportunity to experience the scenic Little Chico Creek ecosystem in the heart of Chico, California. The trail begins on the corner of Humboldt Avenue...

Chico Airport Bike Path

CA - 3.25 miles

This linear trail through the northern sections of bike-friendly Chico runs on the abandoned Sacramento Northern Railway right-of-way. The trail marks the northernmost stretch of the former railroad,...

Sutter Commuter Bikeway

CA - 4.65 miles

The Sutter Bike Path follows a short portion of the old Sacramento Northern Railroad and runs a straight line between Hooper Road and Acacia Avenue. The trail links to bike lanes at Hooper Road, which...

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...

Accordion

Midway Bike Path

CA - 3.4 miles

Travel through the orchards south of Chico on the Midway Bike Path, which runs toward Durham on the abandoned Sacramento Northern Railway right-of-way. The trail is one of the most popular and scenic...

Steve G. Harrison Memorial Bikeway

CA - 0.9 miles

This north-south bikeway in southeast Chico is dedicated to the memory of local resident and avid cyclist and cycling advocate, Steve Harrison. The trail entrances at both ends are marked by...

Paradise Memorial Trailway

CA - 5.2 miles

Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Paradise, California, is a warm and inviting city with a small-town feel, and this trail offers visitors the perfect way to see it. You can start at either end;...

Chico State Bike Path

CA - 2 miles

The Chico State Bike Path, also known as the Railroad Bike Path, runs between CSU campus at Cherry Street and W. Lindo Avenue, paralleling an active rail line for most of the way. The trail is popular...

Lake Almanor Recreation Trail

CA - 11 miles

The Lake Almanor Recreation Trail offers scenic views of the lake and mountains, including Lassen Volcano in nearby Lassen Volcanic National Park. The trail follows 11 miles of the southwest shore of...

Almanor Rail Trail

CA - 13 miles

This 13 mile, non-motorized, multi-use trail is currently being improved to create a smoother tread surface for equestrians, hikers and bikers. It extends from downtown Chester where it crosses Main...

Sutter Commuter Bikeway

CA - 4.65 miles

The Sutter Bike Path follows a short portion of the old Sacramento Northern Railroad and runs a straight line between Hooper Road and Acacia Avenue. The trail links to bike lanes at Hooper Road, which...

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...

Lake Almanor Recreation Trail

CA - 11 miles

The Lake Almanor Recreation Trail offers scenic views of the lake and mountains, including Lassen Volcano in nearby Lassen Volcanic National Park. The trail follows 11 miles of the southwest shore of...

Chico State Bike Path

CA - 2 miles

The Chico State Bike Path, also known as the Railroad Bike Path, runs between CSU campus at Cherry Street and W. Lindo Avenue, paralleling an active rail line for most of the way. The trail is popular...

Accordion

Little Chico Creek Bike Path

CA - 2.6 miles

This paved biking and walking path provides an opportunity to experience the scenic Little Chico Creek ecosystem in the heart of Chico, California. The trail begins on the corner of Humboldt Avenue...

Almanor Rail Trail

CA - 13 miles

This 13 mile, non-motorized, multi-use trail is currently being improved to create a smoother tread surface for equestrians, hikers and bikers. It extends from downtown Chester where it crosses Main...

Midway Bike Path

CA - 3.4 miles

Travel through the orchards south of Chico on the Midway Bike Path, which runs toward Durham on the abandoned Sacramento Northern Railway right-of-way. The trail is one of the most popular and scenic...

Steve G. Harrison Memorial Bikeway

CA - 0.9 miles

This north-south bikeway in southeast Chico is dedicated to the memory of local resident and avid cyclist and cycling advocate, Steve Harrison. The trail entrances at both ends are marked by...

Chico Airport Bike Path

CA - 3.25 miles

This linear trail through the northern sections of bike-friendly Chico runs on the abandoned Sacramento Northern Railway right-of-way. The trail marks the northernmost stretch of the former railroad,...

Paradise Memorial Trailway

CA - 5.2 miles

Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Paradise, California, is a warm and inviting city with a small-town feel, and this trail offers visitors the perfect way to see it. You can start at either end;...

Recent Trail Reviews

Lake Almanor Recreation Trail

Quiet and Peaceful

September, 2020 by birdogn

Rode this track at the end of May, starting at the Canyon Dam Boat ramp parking lot. Although it had been cleared of all fallen trees and branches, the trail still had thick patches of pine needles throughout. With constant change between sunshine and shade, lots of abrupt turns, bumps from roots under the pavement, pine needle patches, this ride needs one's full attention in places, particularly with heavier traffic under normal campground occupancy. Some great views, lots of benches and tables for stops, but no water, and no restrooms open at the campgrounds alonf the way. Decided to go back on Almanor Dr. to see that part of the lake front as the trail goes inland away from the water heading north west. Had a great lunch at Plumas Pines resort, and explored historic Prattville. The old cemetery was relocated there when the canyon dam was built.

Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail

Don't go when it's hot!

June, 2020 by tahoedonna

Had a lovely trip on the Bizz Johnson trail, twice. First was the Fall Colors trip in October - contact the local BLM office as they arrange transportation to the trailhead from Susanville. Lots of bright yellow leaves. The second time we camped at Goumaz Campground which is right on the trail. You can ride to Susanville, then catch the twice-daily bus to Westwood and bicycle about 4-5 miles to the trailhead. Total trip length about 30 miles. Pleasant, uncrowded country a long way from anywhere, but this area is dry and hot in the summer.

Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail

Our first Rails to Trail did not disappoint!

May, 2020 by agdimond

A weekday, nearly empty after first few miles out of Susanville. Cycled on mt bike to 10 mile mark and back; then drove to Westwood, van camped, and walked four miles at this end. Will be back to do the remaining Westwood end. Not technical; not difficult. In fact so easy, it was mesmerizingly beautiful. Diverse landscape, cool temperatures (mid May), wild flowers - just perfect!

Accordion

Lake Almanor Recreation Trail

anybody out there?

May, 2020 by scytheborg

i know covid-19 is still out there and the forest service probably doesn't have any thing to do with this trail, but. does anyone love a trail that's paved and is covered with a few fallen trees, branches to many to remember and the soft quiet riding pine needles that can make the trail a bit "slick" in the corners? we should have packed a chain saw and broom! oh well we rode the whole thing anyway!

Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail

Wonderful Bikepacking Trip on the Peaceful, Well Maintained Bizz

July, 2019 by andygc1x

In June 2019 my 12-year old daughter and I took a wonderful two-day bikepacking trip on the Bizz Johnson trail. We went from Susanville to Westwood and back again. I was riding a mountain bike and my daughter a hybrid. The trail is very well maintained. There was just one section we needed to walk--an underpass under the highway that had been freshly graveled. The scenery was stunning, especially at the eastern end where the bridges and tunnels are. The nights were very peaceful. We camped both nights at the primate Cheney Creek campground, which is just west of the last railroad tunnel. We had intended to stay the second night at Goumaz Campground, but it was full with RV-type campers. We were told spots are typically available, but not this particular Saturday night. However, we were very happy to return to Cheney Creek. Goumaz has running water, which meant we didn't need to pump or carry a crazy quantity with us. Local historians put up historical information about old logging camps at the western end of the trail--something I appreciated. I highly recommend riding the Bizz Johnson trail, either as a bikepacking trip, or as a long one-day trip there-and-back.

Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail

The Bizz

June, 2019 by ndtewes

Wow, what a special trail (rail trail) experience this is, I don’t know if you could find a more perfect setting, from the river run views to the trestles and tunnels it is spectacular! I rode it on my gravel bike and loved every minute, even the second time was just as special, can’t wait to go back and fish! If I could make one suggestion; work on updating the pass through gates, the more you can make them passable without dismounting would be appreciated.

Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail

Entire Bizz Johnson Trail Today

June, 2019 by scott.oplinger.5

Done. 32.5 miles total although the downhill part wasn’t that hard, just bumpy. Overall rating: not that impressed. Now, it is fantastic that they’ve preserved it for bikes/pedestrians/equestrians, but the scenery and two tunnels and one big trestle (rebuilt after a fire) and the trail itself pale in comparison to the Trail of the CdA’s. After crossing the big trestle over the river, you still have to ride/walk your bike down a steep section and then back up to cross under a highway. Yuk. And - while I was only supposed to do 18-20 miles, the bus couldn’t drop me off where they said they could. So instead of just the downhill part I did the whole thing. But I survived. Wouldn’t do it again by myself. My bike performed well too which was another of my big concerns. Check this one off my list. I’m so blessed to live so close to the Trail of the CdA’s!

Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail

Another excellent Rail Trail experience.

February, 2019 by thejake91739

After all of the hoopla about this trail being named to the Rail Trail Hall of Fame, we made a point of riding it on our way back to SoCal after a trip to Oregon in June of 2016.
Perfect weather, beautiful river views, stately pines, and a gentle incline from Susanville made the ride a joy. The tunnels and bridge crossings add to the fun, and the forest and mountains provided enough shade to keep us cool on our morning ride.
Even though the grade is gentle, it was steep enough and gravelly enough that my fifty-eight year old wife said she was done by the time we reached Devil's Corral, so we semi-coasted back down to Susanville with new pleasant memories of yet another commendable Rail Trail experience.

Sutter Commuter Bikeway

Short ride, nice experience....

December, 2018 by h3liflyer

I am new to the Yuba City area and found this trail. It was not far and even though it was a Sunday it was pretty quiet. It is a good short trail with a great view.

Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail

What are they afraid of?

July, 2018 by doremead

We are traveling through 48 states. In each state, we're biking our tandem bicycle 50 miles. The Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail looked perfect for us.

But: NO! At every road crossing, the trail includes two pairs of offset gates; we'd have to dismount, go through a gate, and then re-mount to ride. After 24 sets of gates, we gave up.

Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail

Great Mountain Bike Trail - Definitely Recommend!

July, 2018 by sag_tl

I rode the first half of this trail west from Susanville to the Goumaz trailhead and campground, and back east to Susanville. The trail features beautiful scenery in the Lassen National Forest, running along the banks of the Susan River. This trail is a must-ride, clearly meriting its acclaim in the Rail Trail Hall of Fame! The roughly 1% grade barely is noticeable traveling westward, and is a wonderful tailwind when heading east. A special shuttle bus the local transit authority operates runs east from clearly-marked stops in Susanville out to the rural trailheads, where you can ride the entire trail eastward on the downhill grade. We observed several cyclists doing this, and for many people this would be preferable to riding the entire trail 50 miles out-and-back in the same outing.

The trail surface is packed gravel with a few rough spots and washed-out areas. Certainly would recommend a hardtail mountain bike.

As another reviewer noted, the trail inexplicably ends with no markings at the Devil's Corral trailhead just east of highway 36. I spent 30 minutes walking around, surveying the area, and finally convincing myself to use a craggy singletrack dirt trail that runs westward under highway 36 and picks-up the Bizz Johnson immediately west of the highway. To much confusion, the detour is marked only on the west side of highway 36, not on the east side. The detour appears to be in-place for safety reasons, where traffic flows fast on the highway and cyclists would be encouraged to walk or bike across the highway in front of oncoming traffic. The detour singletrack trail is steep and craggy, and most riders will want to "hike-a-bike" this approximately 0.25 mile section of trail.

Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail

West from Susanville

June, 2018 by richardwinger

We started at the Susanville station and went west. At mile 7, HWY 36, the trail stopped and there were no signs to tell us where to go. We finally made our way down an embankment, under the highway and up the other side; the trail under HWY 36 was narrow and dangerous. The rail/trail picked up on the other side of the highway. Coming back, we went around a barrier, opened a fence along HWY 36 and crossed the highway to the other side. The trail was interesting between Susanville and HWY 36. West of the 36, it was straight and not very interesting. The grade going west was almost unnoticeable and coming back, when we were tired, it was a big help. The surface of the trail was good for the first seven miles and was a little rough from thereon.

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