Bizz Johnson Trail

photo: Tunnel on the Bizz Johnson Trail, near Susanville, CA; photo by Dana Buzzelli, International Youth Leadership Foundation Type: Rail Trail
Length: 25.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (off pavement)
Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Connects Susanville W and S to Westwood and Mountain Meadows Reservoir.
States: California
Counties: Lassen
Latitude: 40.41374   Longitude: -120.86248

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Description

Following the old Fernley and Lassen branch line of the Southern Pacific Railroad, the trail winds 25.4 miles from the Susanville Railroad Depot to the Mason Station trailhead north of Westwood.

Most of the trail runs through the rugged Susan River Canyon with its beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and reminders of the railroad logging days of the past. Horseback riders, hikers, joggers, and mountain bicyclists use the trail. In snowy winter months, cross-country skiers and snowmobilers use the upper reaches.

Additional Details

Width: 96 inches.
Primary Surface: Crushed rock, compacted
Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock

Average Grade: 2%
Elevation Low Point: 4,300
Elevation High Point: 5,000
Year Designated: 1992

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Elizabeth Norton
Lassen National Forest
2550 Riverside Dr
Susanville , CA 96130
(530) 257-2151
enorton@fs.fed.us
http://fsweb.lassen.r5.fs.fed.us/lassen

Information contact:
Tammy Benner
477-050 Eagle Lake Rd
Susanville , CA 96130
(530) 257-1488
tbenner@fs.fed.us
http://fsweb.lassen.r5.fs.fed.us/lassen

 

Photos

 Looking over the Susan River from the trail. Photo by Dana Buzzelli.

Looking over the Susan River from the trail. Photo by Dana Buzzelli.

 Photo by Dana Buzzelli.

Photo by Dana Buzzelli.

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