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Hwy 263
Yreka, CA 96097
The State of Jefferson Scenic Byway derives its name from an early 1940’s movement to create the 49th state. The original purpose of this movement was to draw attention to the need for good roads in far Northern California and Southern Oregon. In 1941, locals blockaded Highway 96 and declared Jefferson to be its own state. Many believed that Jefferson would have become the 49th state in the Union had the bombing in Pearl Harbor…
Yreka/Klamath River Country

Try out one of these spectacular road trips in the scenic Shasta Cascade region. There’s something for everyone in the Shasta Cascade Region of Northern California. We’ve put together several themed road trips to give you a head start on your travel planning—you’re sure to find one that excites you! You can fol
Shasta Cascade
Hwy 3
Weaverville, CA 96093
Water is never far away from the Trinity Heritage Scenic Byway. The route includes Lewiston Lake, Trinity Lake, the Trinity River, and numerous sparkling streams in far Northern California. You will be driving through some of the most beautiful and rugged portions of Trinity and Siskiyou County. Much of the route follows the path of 19th century gold miners and settlers, and offers scenic views of mountainsides, jagged cliffs, and dramatic vistas. The natural place to…
Yreka/Klamath River Country
Hwy 299
Redding, CA 96001
This scenic byway may offer some of the most diverse scenery, botanical variety, wildlife and climatic zones of any drive in far Northern California. The route encompasses from the dryer, warmer Sacramento River Valley to the cool, often foggy Redwood Coast. It features a variety of cultural and historical glimpses of the gold mining, timber, and Native American history along the byway. Starting in Redding, Turtle Bay Exploration Park and Museum provides a great way to…
Weaverville/Trinity Country
1699 Hwy. 273
Anderson, CA 96007
The 500-mile, 2-state scenic drive links Lassen Volcanic National Park to Crater Lake National Park and Mt. Shasta. Experience waterfalls, wildlife, outdoor recreation and learn about the history, geology, and culture that shaped these diverse landscapes.
Mt. Shasta/McCloud

One of just 42 All American Roads in the United States, the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway connects Lassen Volcanic National Park in No. California and Crater Lake National Park in So. Oregon. One of just 42 All American Roads in the United States, the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway connects Lassen Volcanic National Park in Northern California and Crater Lake National Park in Southern Oregon. The volcanic activity of the
Shasta Cascade
Hwy 62
Fort Klamath, OR 97626
Crater Lake has been an inspiration to people for hundreds of years. Local Native Americans witnessed the collapse of Mt. Mazama and kept the event alive in their legends. One ancient legend of the Klamath people closely parallels the geologic story which has emerged from today’s scientific research. The legend tells of two chiefs pitted in a battle which ended in the destruction of one of the chief’s home, Mt. Mazama. The battle was witnessed…
Shasta Cascade
Hwy 97
Klamath Falls, CA 95548
The 140 mile segment of the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway – All American Road was the first portion of the byway dedicated by the Federal Highway Administration in 1997. The beginning of this segment of the byway on the Oregon/California border has an immediate opportunity for a short side trip. The Bear Valley National Wildlife Refuge just to the west of Hwy. 97 is home to a significant portion of the bald eagles who visit…
Yreka/Klamath River Country
Hwy 36
Lake Almanor, CA 96020
The southern most point of the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway is Lake Almanor, also the southern end of the Cascade Mountain Range. This area by itself could be a complete vacation. In reality it’s not an ending or beginning point, but a crossroad. In a small amount of space, this is where Highways 89, 32, 36, and 44 converge. It is also where the Sierra Mountain Range meets the Cascade Range. Lake Almanor Basin has…
Chester/Lake Almanor
Hwy 89
Mineral, CA 96063
The very existence of Lassen Volcanic National Park is linked to a loud awakening of Lassen Peak in 1914. This was a beginning of a seven-year cycle of sporadic volcanic outbursts with the major eruption occurring on May 19, 1915, with a massive collapse of the summit crater spilling flowing lava towards the Sacramento Valley. Three days later a great explosion blasted out a new crater. This created an enormous mushroom cloud some seven miles…
Yreka/Klamath River Country
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