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Biz Johnson Trail

Hwy 36, Susanville, CA 96130
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Susanville
Type: Hiking Trails, Biking Trails
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Susanville, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Spend a half hour or an entire day. There's something for everyone along the Bizz. Biking, hiking, fishing, swimming, bird watching, even bear scat. It's all there and it's free. Fresh air, sunshine, no crowds (so don't go and ruin it for the rest of us). Just kidding...sort of.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Although this trail goes for over twenty miles, it is only a 20 minute walk to a path to a beach on the Susan River suitable for wading. The trail has been created over an old logging rail spur--it is level, broad, and only for foot and bicycle traffic.

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Mosier, Oregon, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

walked with family on this trail. The Ranger at the beginning of it knew next to nothing about it so don't bother asking. We hit the portion around the hobo camp (you will have to interpret this for children) and then set out to find the RR trestle bridge. Several false attempts and then located the access road...I leave it... More

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Susanville, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We visit the trail often, nearly year round. Sometimes just the two of us, sometimes with visiting family or with grandchildren and their dog. The BLM maintained trail follows alongside the Susan River for about 25 miles. There are places to access the river, bridges, tunnels, beautiful scenery, bicycle riders, old and young walkers. Sometimes we walk for miles. Other... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Fun or the whole family, my boys loved it. Exploring all sorts of plantlife, bugs, water holes, really fun, especially if you make it a picnic kind of day :-)

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful trail great scenery have been there in the summer/ spring and just again last week there was still lots of snow and parts if the river were frozen over, have even seen children fishing from the rivers banks.

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Susanville, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This converted rail trail is well worth taking time for exploration. The most scenic portion of the trail is from the Historic Susanville Train Depot (on Richmond Road, Susanville) to Goumaz Campground where it parallels the Susan River. Highlights are the two train tunnels, canyon sides and autumn colors. Buses from Susanville are available if you decide to traverse the... More

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Campbell, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The trail is gravel and it is best to bike with a mountain bike. For 20 miles it stays on a 3% grade, which gets tiring after a while. The last 10 miles are a 3% grade downhill, which is much easier. There is a bus which starts at Susanville and goes to the town of Chester, where the trail... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

One of the first rails to trails programs in the entire country, and still one of the best. Beautiful scenery along the Susan River Canyon, very light usage, and the 3% grade make this a trail that anyone can enjoy!

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Severance, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Awesome rails-to-trails. Smell the pines as you experience two cool tunnels, several bridges, the scenic Susan River, and beautiful mountains. We rode the approx 22 mile stretch from Westwood to Susanville, ending near the old train station. Except for one short, steep downhill and climb (walk it if you must), this is a great trail for families. Skinny tire bikes... More

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