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Trinity Heritage National Scenic Byway

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Address: Weaverville, CA
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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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Gorgeous Country!

We drove through on business but the gorgeous scenery and snowy mountains made it a vacation! Hazardous driving in the snow I'm sure but this is country not to be missed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
Bend, Oregon
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Bend, Oregon
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We drove through on business but the gorgeous scenery and snowy mountains made it a vacation! Hazardous driving in the snow I'm sure but this is country not to be missed. Absolutely beautiful with lots of recreation in good weather.

Thank uanahelefromhi
Montreal, Canada
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

A must if you like beautiful scenery..Absolutely breathtaking. It was rainy and gloomy for the drive but that did not take away from the view. The fog added a nice touch.

Thank TravelersChoiceGirl
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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.

2 Thank RodMcLeod
American canyon
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53 reviews
14 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

1 Thank bigblue43
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 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 

3 Thank SCtripchick
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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 

1 Thank Zagtraveller
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 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.

2 Thank DaPheonix
Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 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 

1 Thank LarryM708
Lewiston, California
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75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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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 

2 Thank peddler665
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 

Thank claudineSanDiego

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