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Trinity Heritage National Scenic Byway

Weaverville, CA
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Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Description: 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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Lewiston, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Sonora, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

I truly enjoyed driving this road in mid November. Trees where changing color..the river and the views were incredibly beautiful..so happy I decided to drive highway 299.

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Bay Area, CA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Solitude, amazing rivers, breathtaking forests and canyons, and even though this is the only road from Redding to the ocean, it is lightly traveled by European standards. One of my favorite parts of California.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Beautiful drive from Redding California to Arcata California along California hwy 299 west. From the Northern most Sacramento Valley to the gateway of the Coast Redwoods and the Pacific Ocean. A much improved road in the last few years with many turn outs and passing lanes which has facilitated a better flow of traffic. Still very curvy in places but... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

there was snow the day I traveled over the roads but the views of the lake were pretty. Very quiet. Looking forward to going back in the summer. Looked like some nice camping spots.

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Berkeley, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Slow down, enjoy the majestic beauty of this awe inspiring road. Pull over for speeding locals, and fill up in Weaverville as the very few gas stations up here tend to run out of gas at times.

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Weaverville Hotel, Weaverville, CA
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

The first time I made this drive was in 1996 when we moved to Weaverville from Florida. I was too white-knuckled and intent on staying on the twisting mountain road to notice much then. I have now traveled the whole length of this road many times and consider it one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. Sheer cliffs,... More

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