The Bizz Johnson Trail follows the historic route of the Fernley Lassen Railroad between the communities of Susanville and Westwood. The railroad was built in 1914 primarily to carry logs from a mill in Westwood to Fernley, Nevada, where lumber products were then shipped around the country and also to foreign markets.
The mill’s eventual decline in 1956 signaled the end of the railroad. In 1978, Southern Pacific Railroad abandoned the line, and eventually, 30 miles of the route was converted to recreational trail. The trail is named for Harold T. “Bizz” Johnson, a California congressman who championed the cause of the trail in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Susanville, CA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.5