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Very nice rail to trail

Worth the walk or bike ride from the Westwood side down into Susanville. This is a great time of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew C
Greenville, California
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It never disappoints

I've ridden this several times since the late 1980s, and it's always great. We always ride Westwood... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2018
New London, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the walk or bike ride from the Westwood side down into Susanville. This is a great time of year bizz

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled from Texas to rent bikes and enjoy this trail. We've ridden many rails-to-trails all across the U.S., but this was the least enjoyable. From the first 'trailhead' in the village of Westwood to about the half-way point was a gradual UP-HILL of about...More

Thank kelly053
Reviewed July 29, 2018

I've ridden this several times since the late 1980s, and it's always great. We always ride Westwood to Susanville, as that is a gentle uphill of 5 miles (sounds longer than it feels) followed by 25 miles of downhill (following the Susan river). Lots of...More

1  Thank dlchambers
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

This trail is one of the best I have been to and has an amazing view! Love to come here with friends!! Come visit of you are in the area!

1  Thank Marissa M
Reviewed May 16, 2018

The hike is along a former rail line that was converted into a hiking/biking trail. The terrain is level and the scenery is wonderful and peaceful. We did 5 miles worth of hiking. I remarked to my wife that if I lived here, I would...More

1  Thank Randy S
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

If you love the outdoors. The Biz is a great Trail to enjoy the outdoors. The river by hobo camp in the summer is a nice refreshing place to take a dip. Beautiful scenery!!!

Thank Carolyn I
Reviewed November 3, 2017

Rode the whole trail from west to east. The path starts out quite gravelly for 6 miles then notable better for another 10 and better still for the last 10 miles. Very little scenry west of Goumaz, just endless pine forest. The most scenic parts...More

1  Thank Scot K
Reviewed September 13, 2017

My son's property borders Biz Johnson trail across from Hobo camp. The landscape is beautiful. The fishing in the Susan river from spring to fall is phenomenal. You can catch natives, planters and some of the trout are over two feet. The hike is fun,...More

Thank thanxcdc
Reviewed August 31, 2017

We happened to bump into Stanley, who helped build and maintain the trail system. He was helpful in finding the best trail for us.

Thank Corinne H
Reviewed August 19, 2017

We were spending the final day of our North Cali road trip in Chester when I checked T.A to find an interesting local attraction. The Biz Johnson Trail, created on an old railroad right of way which runs 22 miles between Westwood and Susanville sounded...More

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Michael A
August 24, 2018|
Response from dlchambers | Reviewed this property |
There's no policing, so I'm sure you could do it. You might get some disdainful looks from real cyclists :) There are a few bike gates to prevent motorcycles from accessing the trail.
George S
August 8, 2018|
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Response from dlchambers | Reviewed this property |
Parking in Susanville is generally safe. We've left cars overnight at the Westwood parking area, and even though it's somewhat remote we had no problems. If I had a choice I'd leave them in Susanville as it's a real town... More