25 miles
821 ft
-1,882 ft
1 miles
High Point
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Bizz Johnson Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Susanville, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

Following the old Fernley and Lassen Branch Line of the Southern Pacific railroad, the trail winds 25.4 miles from Susanville, California to Mason Station. For the first 16 miles, the trail follows the Susan River. As it winds through the rugged Susan River Canyon, the trail crosses the river 12 times on bridges and trestles and passes through two tunnels.
The landscape is a combination of semi-arid canyon and upland forests of pine and fir. Most of the trail traverses the Susan River Canyon with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and reminders of the railroad and logging days of the past. The remarkable autumn colors and scenery along the Bizz Johnson Trail earned it one of eight feature spots on the Rails-To-Trails Conservancy's 1997 "Fall Foliage on the Web" rail-trails guide.

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More Stats for Bizz Johnson Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,061 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,220 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,281 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,220 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    15 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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