Modoc National Forest

Scenic Spots in Modoc Nat'l Forest

Adin, Canby, Lookout Loop

Wildlife, forests, and historic structures puttravelers back into more neighborly times The Pit River Runs Through It This tour begins in the town of Adin, 40 miles southeast of Alturas on SR 299. It takes you up and over Adin Mountain to Canby, north on SR 139 to County Road ...

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Applegate-Lassen Trail - Fandango Pass Section

The Applegate Trail, sometimes called the Southern Oregon Emigrant Trail, was established in 1846 by a party of Oregon settlers led by Jesse and Lindsey Applegate and Levi Scott. The Applegate Trail was the only emigrant trail blazed from west to east. It was designed to by-pass the treacherous ...

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Barrel Springs Byway Auto Tour Loop

The Secret Valley came up as a welcome surprise; the byway is full of pioneer travel history. Prehistoric People Prospered The tour travels through some wonderful small communities: Cedarville, Lake City, and Fort Bidwell. Much of the tour covers Bureau of Land Management ground in western Nevada administered by Susanville District ...

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Devil's Garden Auto Loop

The Garden grows lava rocks, juniper, sagebrush, wild horses, wildlife, and a heap of respect It rises quickly some 500 feet from the valley floor north of Alturas and Canby, flattens out for miles, and is virtually uninhabited. It?s aptly named ?Devil?s Garden?. Devil?s Garden is an expansive prehistoric lava flow, ...

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Emigrant Trails Scenic Byway

Designated on March 31, 2003, the Emigrant Trails Scenic Byway is the newest addition to the Forest Service Scenic Byway system. The scenic byway was designated because of its important historic, scenic, natural and recreational resources. The Emigrant Trails Scenic Byway connects to the existing Outback and "Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byways ...

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Modoc Volcanic Scenic Byway

The Modoc Volcanic Scenic Byway traverses an area which includes Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Lava Beds National Monument, and portions of the Klamath, Shasta-Trinity, and Modoc National Forests. The route leads travelers through a volcanic area in Northeastern California unrivaled in North America for its volcanic features. The Medicine ...

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North Warner AutoTour

Rugged beauty, history, key to the north corner. The North Warner Tour is separated from the South Warner Tour by SR 299 and Cedar Pass. The tour heads north on U.S. 395 from Alturas and then turns east on SR 299 over Cedar Pass into Cedarville. At Cedarville, turn north on County ...

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South Warner Auto Tour Loop

Modoc, a best kept secret in California, has miles of wonderful mountain scenery Modoc Country has always been California?s best-kept secret when it comes to tourism. Its landscapes are awesome; its solitude peaceful, and its un-crowded byways welcome visitors. The self-guided tour starts in the county seat, Alturas, population 3,200, ...

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Volcanic Historic Loop

The Volcanic History Tour takes you through an area of "rocks that float and mountains of glass" and into one of the most unique geological regions in North America. 1. Tulelake The tour starts at Tulelake, a farming town of 1,000 people in the heart of one of the most ...

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