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Mountain Bike!
Northern California

Wild & Scenic River miles
Feather River 50
Wilderness Area acres
Bucks Lake Wilderness 24,023

Nearby cities & towns:

Beldon Town CA
Blairsden CA
Challenge CA
Crescent Mills CA
Graeagle CA
Greenville CA
La Porte CA
Lake Almanor CA
Oroville CA
Portola CA
Quincy CA
Sierra City CA
Sierraville CA
Susanville CA

feather fishing

Plumas National Forest
Quincy California

Plumas Backpacking

Hike the Feather River, Mount Hough, Bucks Lake Wilderness; Camping right next to the water, at gorgeous alpine lakes in the Northern Sierra Nevada. Yes! Short trails, minimal elevation gain, easy access, great rewards are always near the super scenic Lakes Basin. Sierra Buttes is inside Lakes Basin Recreation Area w/ Gold Lake, Packsaddle Lake, Goose Lake, Long Lake, Elwell Lake, Smith Lake, Snag Lake, Grass Lake, Jamison Lake, Eureka Lake, Bear Lake, Salmon Lakes and Frazier Falls

Trailheads located at:
  • Berger (Lake Basin)
  • Bucks Summmit PCT Access
  • Fowler Lake
  • Fowler Peak
  • Johnsville
  • Jamison Mine Grass Lake
  • Little North Fork (Feather River)
  • Long & Bear Lakes (LakesBasin)
  • Packsaddle (LakesBasin)
  • Round Lake (LakesBasin)
  • Sand Pond (LakesBasin)
  • Smith Gray Eagle (LakesBasin)
Plumas Forest
159 Lawrence St
P.O. Box 11500
Quincy CA 95971
Beckwourth Ranger
23 Mohawk Highway Rd
Blairsden CA 96103
Feather River Ranger
875 Mitchell Avenue
Oroville CA 95965
Mount Hough Ranger
39696 Hwy 70 NW
Quincy CA 95971
Plumas Forest
gov web site
Challenge Visitors Center
18050 Mulock Road
Challenge CA 95925
Greenville Work Center
128 Hot Springs Rd
Greenville CA 95947
Plumas County Visitors
Hwy 70, W of downtown
Quincy CA 95971

plumas camping Plumas Campgrounds

plumas camp sites Primitive Camping

Hiking Plumas Forest

Rivers, creeks, forests, waterfalls, all around! This forested region has so much to offer for hiking & back road exploration.

  • Bucks Lake Wilderness has creeks and meadows, with great loop trails.
  • Lake Almanor has bike trails around lake, that are perfect for families, joggers, walkers & bike riding.
  • Lakes Basin Recreation Area offers numerous, older, cabin resorts, plus a few developed campgrounds and trails all leading to alpine lakes. Wildflowers, wildlife & heavy snows are seasonal treats.
  • Lassen Peak inside Lassen NP is a great all day hike rated moderate to strenuous. Lupine wildflowers are all over in the park.
  • Lakes Basin is on the border between Plumas and Tahoe National Forests. Sierra Buttes, granite spires towering in the North Sierra, is an excellent short hike to a fire lookout, overlooking Yuba River.

    Plumas Hiking Overview

    Explore Plumas Hiking

    Plumas: South Feather River

    Lakes near Plumas, Lake Camping Campgrounds

    Little Grass Valley Reservoir Antelope Lake Recreation Area:
  • Lone Rock Campground
  • Long Point Campground

    Almanor Lake:
    many campgrounds

    Bucks Lake Recreation Area:
    many campgrounds

    Frenchman Lake:
    Cottonwood Springs, Little Last Chance Creek, Chilcoot

    Gold Lake & Lakes Basin Recreation Area:
    NFS Campgrounds and Cabin Resorts; near Plumas Eureka State Park

    Little Grass Valley Reservoir
  • Black Rock Tent Campground
  • Horse Camp
  • Little Beaver Campground
  • Peninsula Tent Campground
  • Red Feather Campground
  • Running Deer Campground
  • Wyandotte Campground

    Lake Oroville, California

    more Plumas forest lakes (with first come, first serve camping)

    plumas maps


    Quincy Waterfalls

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    LaPorte Road was open
    LaPorte Road is long, winding and forested, closing for deep snow in winter months and only open partially throughout the year. Climbing to upper elevations between Lake Oroville and Quincy, the area is quite remote, but CHP patrolled along the highway. La Porte is the only town way back here, besides wilderness.

    Roads to Camping

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