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Motorcycle Roads Highway 32 - from Chico to Lake Almanor

By Bluztender
on March 1, 2008

4.0out of 5

2 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Starts in Chico and simply head northeast on Highway 32 to Chester & Lake Almanor. You'll be on highway 32 for almost all of the route except for a short section at the end where you turn right on to highway 36 and follow to Chester.

Scenery

Lots of elevation changes different rock formations, steep canyons, Deer creek with 5 bridges crossings, pastures, Lake Almanor, and pine trees. You'll be passing through the beautiful Lassen National Forest.

Road Quality

A nice twisty mountain road that is maintained year round however has some pot holes and you'll need to watch out for rocks on road. Check weather as there is lots of snow in winter and black ice in some spots. Even if road conditions are pristine, this is not a tranquil ride with all the turns and climbs ... you must be up for this ride.

Roadside Amenities

Couple of stops along the way but plenty of places to eat or refuel at the route's end point in Chester/Lake Almanor.

Additional Info

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By Guest
on July 29, 2009 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1990

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

This is a nice scenic road. To make it a really nice day's ride, continue on Hwy 89 From Chester to Greenville where you can stop for a walk around the town or have lunch at one of the cafes. From there continue on 89 until it meets up with Hwy 70 towards Oroville and Paradise --you are following the Feather River Canyon which is very scenic. Watch for bald eagles along the way. Paradise has a number of good restaurants on Skyway --La Posada, Cozy Diner, Kalico Kitchen, Moon Gate --all with good sized portions for reasonable prices. Another scenic option is to take hwy 70 east towards Quincy then to 395 which will take you into Reno.

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on August 10, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

North West side of lake has camping, food store, resturaunt and laundromat. South west is pure camping. Good jump off place dor Lassen.

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