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Address: Hwy 36, Susanville, CA 96130
Phone Number: 5302521100
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Was in Susanville in August on business and had a half day break. Perfect time for a short hike along the trail and a dip in the very low (darn drought) Susan River, which was icy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2015
Karen M
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Was in Susanville in August on business and had a half day break. Perfect time for a short hike along the trail and a dip in the very low (darn drought) Susan River, which was icy cold.

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Fine wide trail made from old railroad line. Tunnels and old railroad bridges make this a fun run or bike.

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

This is a scenic, shady, well-maintained trail. The rail road tunnels were fun. Views of susan river. Enjoyable trail. it was worth it.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Our wives dropped us off at the trailhead near Westwood. Then we rode the 27 miles mostly down to Susanville. I'm glad we rode the trail. It was worth the drive to Susanville. It's not spectacular scenery. Nice but not jaw dropping. The first 7 miles is a little boring. Fairly straight and on packed gravel to packed dirt. Then... More 

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Susanville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Great walk on steady ground, uphill most of the way from Hobo camp, but very gradual. Seems like a great biking opportunity as well. Beautiful scenery and good for dogs!

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haines city florida
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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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Tucson
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 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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