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Bizz running

this is a nice scenic route that goes on for miles. Take the southside trail to add some challenge... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Susanville, California
Very nice rail to trail

Worth the walk or bike ride from the Westwood side down into Susanville. This is a great time of... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
Andrew C
Greenville, California
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

this is a nice scenic route that goes on for miles. Take the southside trail to add some challenge. I run here often

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank V7971ASrichardc
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Worth the walk or bike ride from the Westwood side down into Susanville. This is a great time of year bizz

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andrew C
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We traveled from Texas to rent bikes and enjoy this trail. We've ridden many rails-to-trails all across the U.S., but this was the least enjoyable. From the first 'trailhead' in the village of Westwood to about the half-way point was a gradual UP-HILL of about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kelly053
Reviewed July 29, 2018

I've ridden this several times since the late 1980s, and it's always great. We always ride Westwood to Susanville, as that is a gentle uphill of 5 miles (sounds longer than it feels) followed by 25 miles of downhill (following the Susan river). Lots of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank dlchambers
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

This trail is one of the best I have been to and has an amazing view! Love to come here with friends!! Come visit of you are in the area!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Marissa M
Reviewed May 16, 2018

The hike is along a former rail line that was converted into a hiking/biking trail. The terrain is level and the scenery is wonderful and peaceful. We did 5 miles worth of hiking. I remarked to my wife that if I lived here, I would...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Randy S
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

If you love the outdoors. The Biz is a great Trail to enjoy the outdoors. The river by hobo camp in the summer is a nice refreshing place to take a dip. Beautiful scenery!!!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Carolyn I
Reviewed November 3, 2017

Rode the whole trail from west to east. The path starts out quite gravelly for 6 miles then notable better for another 10 and better still for the last 10 miles. Very little scenry west of Goumaz, just endless pine forest. The most scenic parts...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Scot K
Reviewed September 13, 2017

My son's property borders Biz Johnson trail across from Hobo camp. The landscape is beautiful. The fishing in the Susan river from spring to fall is phenomenal. You can catch natives, planters and some of the trout are over two feet. The hike is fun,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank thanxcdc
Reviewed August 31, 2017

We happened to bump into Stanley, who helped build and maintain the trail system. He was helpful in finding the best trail for us.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Corinne H
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Michael A
August 24, 2018|
Response from dlchambers | Reviewed this property |
There's no policing, so I'm sure you could do it. You might get some disdainful looks from real cyclists :) There are a few bike gates to prevent motorcycles from accessing the trail.
George S
August 8, 2018|
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Response from dlchambers | Reviewed this property |
Parking in Susanville is generally safe. We've left cars overnight at the Westwood parking area, and even though it's somewhat remote we had no problems. If I had a choice I'd leave them in Susanville as it's a real town... More