Backcountry Adventures Northern California  by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson

Backcountry Adventures: Northern California Guide Book

by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson (Adler Publishing )
Backcountry Adventures Northern California  by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson
Backcountry Adventures Northern California takes readers along 2,653 miles of back roads from the rugged peaks of the Sierra Nevada, through volcanic regions of the Modoc Plateau, to majestic coastal redwood forests. Trail history comes to life through accounts of outlaws like Black Bart; explorers like Ewing Young and James Beckwourth; and the biggest mass migration in America’s history—the Gold Rush. Contains 152 trails, 640 pages, and 679 photos.

© 2006 Peter Massey and Jeanne Wilson/Adler Publishing . All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Backcountry Adventures: Northern California" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 152.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 152.

4,700-Foot Road is so-named by locals and forest service workers because it closely follows the 4,700-foot contour line with little change in elevation. The trail is generally easygoing for high-clear ...
Angels Camp, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 10
This trail starts and finishes on Northern Sierra #25: North Bloomfield–Bowman Lake Trail, crossing the Middle Yuba River twice and traveling through the historic settlement of Alleghany, site of one ...
Nevada City, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 31.1
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This short easy trail is a popular trip for visitors staying near South Lake Tahoe. The graded dirt and paved road, known as Angora Ridge Road, is suitable for passenger vehicles and passes a variety ...
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 2.8
Eagle Lake and Honey Lake are part of the Basin and Range province of the Great Basin. Both Eagle and Honey Lakes are remnants of an ancient glacial lake called Lake Lahontan. Special Attractions: Pan ...
Susanville, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 15.6
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Backbone Ridge Trail (not to be confused with North Coast #27: Backbone Road on the south side of Shasta Lake, or North Coast #22: Hobo Gulch Trail, which travels along another Backbone Ridge) begins ...
Redding, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 8.4
Backbone Road travels through a mix of private land and Shasta-Trinity National Forests south of Shasta Lake and north of California 299. Although marked as forest road 34N02 on maps, much of it trave ...
Redding, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 17.6
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This graded dirt road starts at Martins Ferry, on the east side of the Coast Ranges, crosses the Bald Hills into Redwood National Park, and ends near the Pacific Ocean north of Orick. The Humboldt Cou ...
Willow Creek, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 30.9
Bald Mountain OHV Route is a moderate trail that climbs to the fire lookout on Bald Mountain. It is a good trail for beginning off-road drivers to practice on before moving to harder trails. The route ...
Fresno, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 3.4
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Balloon Dome Overlook Trail is a long, easy trail that follows various forest roads through Sierra National Forest. It commences by following Stump Springs Road, which connects Kaiser Pass Road and La ...
Oakhurst, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 23.1
Baltic Ridge Trail follows a series of lightly-used forest roads within Eldorado National Forest, traveling through a mixture of revegetated forest and more recently logged areas. There are views nort ...
Jackson, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 15.6
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Bartlett Springs Road is a pleasant drive through a variety of scenery in Mendocino National Forest. The trail begins in the wide Bear Valley and travels west past Indian Valley Reservoir. Many side t ...
Clearlake, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 33.7
This short trail is one of the most spectacular in the region. Southern California Edison maintains the trail to service its hydroelectric facilities at the Bear Diversion Dam, popular for fishing, pi ...
Oakhurst, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 2.3
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This short loop trail starts and finishes on the longer Northern Sierra #53: South Warner Mountains Trail, which crosses the range from west to east. Bearcamp Flat Trail is rated a 5 for difficulty be ...
Alturas, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 7.1
Beegum Gorge Trail leads down a long shelf road that wraps around Beegum Gorge, to finish at a small, undeveloped USFS camping area along Beegum Creek. The first part of the road climbs the rise above ...
Red Bluff, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 7.5
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Belfast Petrolglyphs Trail is a remote, lightly used trail that travels through an arid volcanic landscape with rough lava boulders and sagebrush. The trail leaves CR A27 along a maintained, graded di ...
Susanville, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 19.7
The old San Joaquin & Eastern Railroad grade that ran to Big Creek hasn’t seen a train since the 1930s. However, a section of that grade is open to vehicle travel. The winding shelf road traverses the ...
Oakhurst, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 12.8
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This is one of the National Forest Service’s listed OHV trails within the Black Springs OHV Area. The single-track trail, rated moderately difficult by the forest service, climbs onto the northern end ...
Angels Camp, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 18.4
This short trail begins along Blackwood Creek and climbs up the ridge to Barker Pass. The route parallels paved Barker Pass Road, but the paved road is not visible from the trail. Compact and subcompa ...
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 3.6
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This interesting trail close to the Nevada state line travels north from Boca Reservoir to Northern Sierra #21: Henness Pass Road. Immediately after leaving I-80, take a few minutes to look at the old ...
Truckee, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 16.9
The well-preserved ghost town of Bodie, now a state park, attracts many visitors each year. Most visitors use the paved county road from Bridgeport. For those with a little more time and a high-cleara ...
Bridgeport, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 26.6
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