U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
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Bizz Johnson Trail Activities and Events
RAILS TO TRAILS FESTIVAL
Each year in the early Fall, visitors and residents flock to the Susanville Depot, 601 Richmond Road, for the Rails to Trails Festival. This is one of those events that will draw families and enthusiasts year after year so be prepared to get "hooked." Come prepared for weather changes and you will thoroughly enjoy yourselves!!
Schedule for 2010 Festival
Saturday October 9:
Sunday October 10, Noon to 3:00 pm:
For more details, contact the Depot at (530) 257-4323.
OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES (530) 257-0456/4323 for additional information:
Whistle Stop Lecture Series at the Susanville Depot
Susanville Depot Trailhead Visitor Center and Museum
This is the main trailhead and visitor center for the Bizz Johnson Trail. The Depot provides trail information, interpretive displays and videos and includes a bookstore and gift shop. Bike rentals are also available. Trail information is posted outside the depot for year-round use. The Bizz Johnson trail starts at the Depot and follows the railroad tracks west across Richmond Road and into Susan River Canyon. The railroad tracks end 1/4 mile west of the Depot, where the trail becomes a smooth old railroad bed.
The Depot will be open:
The mill gradually declined and the railroad branch closed in 1956. Abandoned for 20 years, 25 miles of the railroad bed were then reborn as the Bizz Johnson Trail.
Lassen County Visitor Center
Located in a replica of the historic Westwood Railroad Depot, this new facility provides visitor information about the Westwood area and Lassen County. Monday - Friday, 9a.m. to 1p.m. Call (530) 256-2456 for more information.
SHUTTLES FOR BIKERS AND HIKERS
A bus that will carry bikes runs between Westwood and Susanville Monday through Friday. For current schedule and bus stops, call Lassen Rural Bus at (530) 252-7433. On weekends or at times not served by the bus, you may be able to arrange for a van shuttle. Call Susanville Express at (530) 257-5277.
For information on weekend bus shuttles including the October 2010 Fall Color Ride contact Stan Bales at (530) 252-5311.