U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Fabulous Conditions Await Skiers at Bizz Johnson Trail
Heavy snowfall in December and early January and continuing subfreezing temperatures have created ideal cross country skiing and snowshoeing conditions on the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail near Susanville.
Improving on what nature has delivered, crews from the Lassen National Forest have groomed parts of the trail, setting cross country ski tracks. These groomed sections of the trail can be accessed from the Devil's Corral Trailhead, about seven miles west of Susanville along California State Highway 36. From there, skiers and snowshoe hikers can head east toward the tunnels, about two miles away, and continue into Susanville, a total distance of about seven miles. They could also head west and cross over the Susan River on a 70-foot-tall restored trestle and continue into the Lassen National Forest. The scenery is beautiful in either direction.
There is plenty of room for skiers and snowshoe hikers to enjoy the trail. The BLM has posted advisory signs about the importance of snowshoe users staying out of tracks set by skiers. Recent grooming makes sharing the trail easy.
Sections of the trail east of Devil's Corral are reserved for non-motorized uses. Snowmobiles are allowed on the western sections of the trail.
The trail is also accessible from trailheads in Susanville and near Westwood.
Trail information, including directions to trailheads, is available at www.blm.gov/ca/eaglelake.
- Photos by Stan Bales, outdoor recreation planner, Eagle Lake Field Office
- Jeff Fontana, Public Affairs Officer, BLM Northern California District (January 23, 2013)
|Last updated: 01-24-2013|
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