Plumas National Forest, California Camping & Hiking

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Activities

BIKING, BOATING, HIKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

Camping Reservations

Reserve your campsite at these camping areas:

California Campgrounds

LAKES BASIN

FRENCHMAN

HALLSTED

HUTCHINS

BIG COVE

CHILCOOT

COTTONWOOD (CA)

SPRING CREEK

GRASSHOPPER FLAT

GRIZZLY

LONE ROCK (CA)

LONG POINT (CA)

BOULDER CREEK (CA)

BLACK MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT

HORSE CAMPGROUND

SPANISH CREEK CAMPGROUND

WHITEHORSE CAMPGROUND

CROCKER GUARD STATION

Hiking Trails

Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails:

California Hiking Trails

Horse Camp

Mount. Ararat

Sly Creek Recreation Area

Bucks Lake Wilderness

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More California Recreation Areas

Plumas National Forest

Backcountry Discovery Trail

The view from the top of Little Volcano, elevation 5801 feet.

The Plumas Backcountry Discovery Trail (BDT) invites exploration of the remote areas of the Plumas National Forest. You can expect rough road conditions on gravel and dirt roads and a slow pace of travel, maybe only 30-50 miles a day. Be prepared for downed trees or rocks on the road, rough and rocky surfaces, and brush encroaching on the road-way. Much of the route is under snow in the winter and early spring. There are no restaurants, grocery stores, or gas stations along the main route and cell phone coverage is intermittent. Then on-paved roads are currently maintained for travel by sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and high-clearance vehicles.

This guide book describes the various routes and makes some recommendations on what types of vehicles canuse them. Alternate routes, which are best traveled in a 4-wheel-drive vehicle, are high lighted as well.

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