Vestal and Pettyjohn Roads

Red Bluff, California 96080

Vestal and Pettyjohn Roads

Vestal and Pettyjohn Roads Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This backcountry drive passes through some quiet, pretty scenery between the Sacramento Valley and the eastern side of the Coast Ranges. The route passes through ranchlands along county roads, first Vestal Road and then Pettyjohn Road. Because it is entirely on private lands, there are no camping, hunting, or other recreational opportunities. However, you can expect to see deer, quail, and other wildlife along the way, even a bobcat if you are lucky. Special Attractions: Wildlife viewing—deer, quail, and bobcat; Pretty winding road through the low rangeland east of Shasta- Trinity National Forests. High-clearance 4WDs are preferred, but any high-clearance vehicle is acceptable. Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. You may encounter rocks up to 6 inches in diameter, a loose road surface, and shelf roads, though these will be wide enough for passing or will have adequate pull-offs."

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Trail Information

Red Bluff
Nearby City
Trail Type
2 hours
March to January
800 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,600 feet
Top Elevation
USGS Chickabally Mountain, Cold Fork, Oxbow Bridge, Red Bluff
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Dec 2018