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Highway 32 - from Chico to Lake Almanor

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Mar 01, 2008

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July 29, 2009
This is a nice scenic road. To make it a really…
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August 10, 2008
North West side of lake has camping, food store,…
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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.

Drive Enjoyment

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.

Tourism Opportunities

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

Motorcycle Road Additional info

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Highway 32 - from Chico to Lake Almanor
Highway 32 - from Chico to Lake Almanor
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Guest
July 29, 2009
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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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August 10, 2008
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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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