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The Shasta Cascade region offers a 4 season wonderland just waiting for you to enjoy.  Springtime hosts a vast array of wildflowers and overflowing waterfalls to photograph, summer's heat can be relieved in one of the many local lakes or avoided altogether with a short drive to a volcanic hike.  Fall offers glorious weather for bike riding along the Sacramento River Trail, while winter offers skiing, snowshoeing, and even outdoor ice skating.  Regardless of your desired climate, year round there is something for everyone to enjoy in the Shasta Cascade Wonderland. 

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525 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926
530-895-6144
Bidwell Mansion was the home of General John Bidwell and his wife Annie Ellicott Kennedy Bidwell from the time of their marriage in 1868 until the end of their lives in 1900 and 1918 respectively. Construction of the 26-room mansion began in 1865, prior to John Bidwell's first introduction to his future bride, which occurred late in 1865. The Bidwells were married April 16, 1868 in Washington, D.C. with then President Andrew Johnson and future…
Butte County
5541
Bidwell Park
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 899-1500
One of the largest municipal parks in the nation, Bidwell Park is an extraordinary landscape filled with swimming holes, trails and picnic areas. Families will find paved bike trails throughout the park and mountain bikers can test their skills on the many intertwined trails in the upper park.Bidwell Park is "divided" by Manzanita Avenue. The area east of Manzanita Avenue is referred to as Middle and Upper Park, while the area west of Manzanita is…
Butte County
591
12105 River Rd.
Chico, CA 95926
530-342-5185
Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park is located four miles west of Chico. The park is located adjacent to a four mile stretch of the Sacramento River. Open for day-use, the park offers areas for fishing, picnicking, hiking, boat-launching and river floating. Visitors interested in rafting, kayaking, canoeing, or inner-tubing can float down the river from the Irvine Finch River access site, past the tall riparian forest to Big Chico Creek, taking in the peace and beauty…
Butte County
2854
39696 Hwy. 70
Quincy, CA 95971
530-238-0555
This is one of the main access routes into the Bucks Lake Trails. Big Creek Trail begins at the Big Creek Staging Area and ends where it intersects the Bucks Summit/Four Trees route.  This is one of the main access routes into the Bucks Lake Trails.  
Plumas County
5374
1 Indian Well HQ
Tulelake, CA 0
The Big Nasty Trail is a fantastic loop trail that is named after a brush-covered formation of rough lava rock. Sweeping views of Lava Beds and the Modoc National Forest can be seen from here, and the trail is a fantastic spot to view the sunset. From the Mammoth Crater/Hidden Valley pullout, the trail starts just before the upper overlook and follows the crater rim before heading west toward Ponderosa pine forests.
Siskiyou County
2806
Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail
Susanville, CA 0
530-257-3252
Following the old Fernley and Lassen Branch Line of the Southern Pacific railroad, the trail winds 25.4 miles from Susanville, California to Mason Station. For the first 16 miles, the trail follows the Susan River. As it winds through the rugged Susan River Canyon, the trail crosses the river 12 times on bridges and trestles and passes through two tunnels.
Lassen County
5383
Redding, CA 0
This trail travels through a canyon near a seasonal creek, and the old Blue Gravel Mine, once a gold mine in the area operated by the City. Relics from this era are still visible from the trail. Much of the trail offers trees and shade. Distance: 1.75 Miles (Placer St. to Starburst Rd.)Difficulty: Slight Hill
Shasta County
5449
Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA 0
This waterfall is noticeable only to those who are looking closely and is most visible during the peak of the snow melt season. A stream down a dark cliff comes from an old quarry site that is overgrown with local vegetation which obscures the waterfall. Find it by looking to the hillside west of Highway 89 just south of the southern entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park. This waterfall is easily accessible by trail and…
Shasta County
5384
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy
Mineral, CA 96063
A number of steam vents are located under Boiling Springs Lake, keeping the temperature of the lake around 125 degrees. The mud pots on the southeast shore are among the best in the park. The trail crosses a meadow and then goes through forest to the lake and around it. Trees include incense-cedar, ponderosa pine, Douglas-fir, white fir, sugar pine, and others. A variety of wildflowers are found and it is a good area to…
Tehama County
2170
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
Call Mt. Shasta Ranger Station at 530-926-4511 for more info. Bolam Creek is an amazing waterfall found on the north side if Mount Shasta. There is no easy access to the fall. Viewing the falls is possible from Bolam Creek and Bolam Moraine. *Not recommended for those without off-trail experience.*
Siskiyou County
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