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Address: , Weaverville, CA
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Activities: Driving
Description: This 120-mile U.S. Forest Service Scenic Byway climbs from 2,000 feet to...
This 120-mile U.S. Forest Service Scenic Byway climbs from 2,000 feet to 6,500 feet, following the path of early miners and settlers.
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Great Drive to the Coast

This is superb drive through the redwoods, from Redding though Weaverville and on to the coast. The road is gently winding, skirts high above a river and has relatively little... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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375 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is superb drive through the redwoods, from Redding though Weaverville and on to the coast. The road is gently winding, skirts high above a river and has relatively little traffic.

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American canyon
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45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This a beautiful drive, unfortunately for us most views were obscured by haze and smoke from the recent wildfires. Impressive none the less

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California
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107 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We drove form Weavervill on Hwy 3 till it connects with Hwy 5. You are mostly going through evergreen forest. There are some glimpses of Trinity lake which is very low in water. This is depressing to see. Toward the end you come out in a pretty valley with farms. It is not spectacular but it is prettier than Hwy... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful highways in the West. It has it all--lovely vistas, lakes, waterfalls and colorful towns. Besides generally beautiful scenery, some attractions heading west from Alturas Ca include: Burney Falls, Lake Shasta and Lake Shasta Caverns. Shasta State Historical Park (old time gold rush buildings--very cool), Jackson Museum, and the Weaverville Joss House. And don't... More 

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Hawaii
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42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We rode our motorcycles from Arcata to Weaverville in October 2014. Enjoyed not only the scenery but how the highway rolled through the mountainside with some nice curves along the river. Highway is relatively well maintained.

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Roseville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We were in Weaverville, destination Weed, California. My G-Grandmother lived in Callahan, California for a number of years in the 1870s, before moving her family to Sonoma County (CA). The road is a great shape, and while there are a number of very tight turns and switchbacks, and a lot of elevation gains and losses, the route is very drivable.... More 

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Lewiston, California
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Good road by Trinity Lake , along the Trinity River & over Scott's Mountain pass (5,600') is a excellent day trip. After the drive Weaverville to Etna in lovely Scott Valley of about 80 miles & 2 hours travel time be sure to stop at the Brewery which in addition to excellent beer it makes a very good root beer.... More 

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San Diego
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Young conifer forest encases the road and valleys on both sides of the 299. Few lookouts allow majestic views of pine covered mountains but nothing fantastic or different than the North bound drive up the 101. If going, travel only as far as Willow Creek and be sure to get a bite and a beer at Bigfoot Restaurant. The trip... More 

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Fremont, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We drove only part of it to get to our fly fishing destination. Quite a bit twisty in spots but a nice drive except when locals tailgate you and crosses double lines to speed pass you since they know the road and you don't. Speed limits seem to have little meaning on this 2 lane road.

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Hemet, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Pristine, beautiful, green, lush, peaceful, breathtaking....gorgeous drive. Put this byway on your travel bucket list.

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