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Address: Hwy 36, Susanville, CA 96130
Phone Number: 5302521100
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If you like solitude, nature, and safety, this is the place

I walk the first four miles of the trail (up to the tunnels) three times a week. It is flat, peaceful and pretty in a dry sort of way. Squirrels, deer, birds, beavers, and other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I walk the first four miles of the trail (up to the tunnels) three times a week. It is flat, peaceful and pretty in a dry sort of way. Squirrels, deer, birds, beavers, and other wildlife abound. You may pass two or three runners, a few bikes, and a couple of walkers. In 20 years, I've never been frightened. You... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Ok, I only rode the trail for the last 7 miles from Devil's corral to the Susanville train depot museum. This is along the Susan River which is not much during these drought years. Some years you can cross country ski on it. Usually has good fall colors on the Susanville end.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My wife and I are in our mid 60s but love to hike. The Bizz johnson Trail is ideal for us because of the gentle grade of 2-3%. Trail is well maintained and transverses through marvelous country along the Susanville River. The trail is used by hikers, bikers, and horse riders but has never been too crowded.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We read about this as a trail along the Susan River ... perhaps it is eventually, but starting from the Depot, not so much. The path is flat and we saw a lot of friendly people, but it's a pretty hot trek (at least on a hot June day). And if it does eventually catch up with the River, we... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We used to walk portions of this trail along the river, it's mostly flat and easy, easy access to fishing also.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We walked three miles up ad back along the trail. The cliffs above and river beside us made the walk lovely. We walked in the late afternoon and had some lovely photo opportunities. The path is gravel but easy to do in light weight shoes. I wish we had time to walk the trail further.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Best place to bring a family that can did the gravel trail while you explore the single track that parallels. Ride the bus and just do it one way downhill. Recreate and get a history lesson too.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Lovely piece of the rails-to-trails movement. We crossed a number of nice bridges and the terrain is pretty flat.

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Susanville, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I loved walking down the trail, seeing such beauty in the forest, the river was frozen over and the water rushing through below, unbelievable experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We were there to help with an annual running event and off and on this trail for a couple of days. It goes through some great scenery and is an easy hike. There is a shuttle available at the old Railroad Depot to take hikers and cyclists to the various trail heads.

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