Bizz Johnson Trail @Susanville Depot Trailhead

Bizz Johnson Trail @Susanville Railroad Depot Trailhead

We took a short drive to Susanville to hike another part of the Bizz Johnson Trail, now the first three miles. We parked at the Susanville Trailhead near the historic Susanville Railroad Depot, built in 1927. Unfortunately, the museum showcasing the area’s railroad history was closed so we couldn’t visit its exhibits.

The Bizz Johnson Trail is a converted railroad track from the early 1980s. The Fernley and Lassen Branch Line of the Southern Pacific Railroad transported lumber from Westwood to Fernley, Nevada. It shut down in 1978. Congressman Harold T. “Bizz” Johnson, the trail’s namesake, secured funding to transform it into the scenic national recreational trail it is today.
Because the summer sun was unforgiving, scorching 84°F, we walked a shorter stretch than planned. While we didn’t reach the tunnels this way, we enjoyed strolling along the flat, easy path and admiring the beautiful views of the Susan River by our side.


Sunday, July 30, 2023


6.07 miles

Moving Time

1:57:50 hours


84°F, sunny, light breeze