Whether you have worn the boot of your travel boots or made the most of your mind, there is something for you in Northern California.
For those with more experience and a better idea for the challenge, 154 miles of Pacific Ridge Trail run through the Shasta Trinity National Forests. However, not all parts of the trail are supported, so experience with a topographic map and compass is recommended. This part of the trail is connected to a 2,600-mile trail that runs from Canada to Mexico. It usually takes more time to plan these extended hiking trips than actually completing them, so if this is the type of tourism you are, start working well before the weeks you actually want to spend on the trail.
Let's say you are not comfortable losing yourself in nature, but nature is rejuvenating and refreshing, you are physically fit and ready to run a few good kilometers under your belt this season. Several daily or weekend tourist trips may be best for your taste. Try some of the Rails-to-Trails pedestrian options. The track consists of old railways that have been converted into pedestrian and bicycle routes. If you are at a fast pace, you can cover 25-30 miles on the weekend and still have plenty of time to rest on the road. The next Bizz Johnson National Rail Trailhead trail is in Susanville and ends at Westwood.
If your most important days for tourism have come and gone or your love of nature does not match your enthusiasm for physical activity, there are several waterfalls in the area that are accessible with a short walk – just enough to get your heart rate happy. Two of the best are Crystal Creek Falls in the Whiskey Town National Recreation Area and Bernie Falls in the McArthur Bernie State Park.
There is no better way to get into the spirit of the West than experiencing yourself on earth personally; and there is no better way to experience the earth than to encounter it with your own two feet.