“Spectacular singletrack in the Susan River Canyon.”
— joel rathje
Fall Colors · River/Creek · Swimming · Views
This is by far the most scenic, enjoyable singletrack around. Fall is amazing here.
Need to Know
This is a long hike so keep in mind, you may shuttle this trail end-to-end or turn around at any point.
In this unusual "winter," the trail is surprisingly good. There are a few places where the trail needs some work, but it is oddly accessible in a time of year when it would normally be inaccessible..
This amazing trail connects to the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail
. From Susanville, this trail starts at a BLM day use area called Hobo Camp. There is a good swimming hole, fishing, picnic areas, and restrooms.
The South Side Trail begins as narrow, hand-built trail next to the upper parking area. The trail twists and turns along the contour and crosses an old dirt road. The trail follows the rim above the Susan River for 2 miles and gets better and better the whole way.
There are hills all the way to Devil's Corral, which is a trailhead just west of Susanville, off of State HWY 36. The South Side Trail features long sections of trail that move seamlessly through basalt lava flows and evergreen glades along the beautiful Susan River. Trail users will see the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail
across the canyon.