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Riding The Bizz Johnson Trail

By Molly Barber Photos Courtesy of BLM & Molly Like most kids away at college, summer always brought me a welcome sense of freedom; not just in terms of school work but it’s when I got to go ‘home’ to spend the long, warm days in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada. Most summers were spent working at least two jobs but that didn’t mean we didn’t get to have fun too-we always made time for that. Usually my partner in crime, Kyle Sawyer, and I enjoyed spending time in the outdoors. We played frisbee golf daily, went to the lake for swimming and bonfires, quad rides and hiked all over the...

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Bizz Johnson Trail – Fall Colors Bike or Walk

Take the bus to the trail. [media-credit name=”USDA Bureau of Land Management” align=”alignleft” width=”300″][/media-credit] 2008 – Each year, the Bureau of Land Management partners with the Forest Service to offer a Fall Colors Bike Ride or Walk on the historic Bizz Johnson Trail, a rails to trails conversion which runs between Susanville and Westwood, California. It is planned around the spectacular fall color display which occurs along this beautiful stretch of trail. This year’s event is scheduled for October 25th. The trails crosses the Susan River 12 times on bridges and trestles and passes through two tunnels. The fall colors and scenery are remarkable. Bus rides will be offered up the trail with three choices of trail rides back. The bus will take walkers and riders up in elevation offering not all down hill, but gentle to mostly down hill trips back on the trail. The first bus departs at 8:30 am from the Railroad Depot on Weatherlow St. In Susanville. Riders are encouraged to arrive at 8:00 am to get the bikes signed in and loaded on the trailer. The second bus leaves at 11:00 am, with loading at 10:30. The bus makesstops at Devil’s Corral offering a 7 mile hike or ride back, then at Fredonyer Pass, for an 18 mile ride. The bus will continue on to Westwood and include a short talk on the history...

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Take a Healthy Hike or Bike on one of our Favorite Local Trails

  By Mara Dobyns Mountain Bikers Love Our Historic Bizz Johnson Trail and Susanville Ranch Park Trails. The historic Bizz Johnson Trail is spread across 26 miles between Westwood and Susanville with crossings over the Susan River, bridges and trestles. “The scenic ride is a favorite and has landed quite a few mountain bikers in Westwood, according to Ryan Gibbs, owner of Buffalo Chips Pizza in Westwood. The Bizz Johnson Trail winds 25.4 miles from Susanville to Mason Station. For the first 16 miles, the trail chases the Susan River. The rugged Susan River Canyon will take you across...

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Trekking Trails in Susanville

By Eileen Majors Susanville Ranch Park Trail photo (left) by Joel Rathje While Lassen County planners pursue big plans for a proposed year-round Susanville Volcanic Hot Springs, utilizing geothermally heated water, hiking and bicycling enthusiasts continue to head for their trails. The Susanville Ranch Park Trails, a past project of the county’s, indicate good signs for hopes of a new pool. The Susanville Ranch Park Trail System will take you through gorgeous meadows, along beautiful creekbeds in the coolness of the forest and will give you great choices for a stop along the trail. I thoroughly enjoyed the hike....

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