Northern California - Northern Mountains (PDF Chapter)


This is the Northern Mountains chapter from Lonely Planet’s Northern California guidebook.

This is California’s wild frontier, where vast expanses of wilderness are divided by rivers and streams, and dotted with cobalt lakes, horse ranches and alpine peaks. Come to get lost in vast remoteness.

  • gaping at geothermal spectacles in Lassen Volcanic National Park
  • maps
  • exploring the many caves of Lava Beds National Monument
  • transport
  • hiking and skiing Mt Shasta
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Redding & around, Shasta Lake, Mt Lassen & around, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Lassen National Forest, Lake Almanor Area, Susanville, Eagle Lake, Quincy, Bucks Lake, Mt Shasta & around, Dunsmuir, Castle Crags State Park, McCloud, McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, Lava Beds National Monument, Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuges, Modoc National Forest, West of I-5, Weaverville, Lewiston Lake, Trinity (Clair Engle) Lake, Klamath & Siskiyou Mountains, Scott Valley, and Yreka.

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