Susanville Ranch Park
Non-Motorized Recreation Trails
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The trails in Susanville Ranch Park are ideal for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, dog walking or a quiet stroll (and cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing in the winter). There are many options for a variety of experiences. Trail users will find gentle grades around the meadows and up Paiute Creek Canyon, with more challenging climbs and features on Coyote Bluff and on the Horse Trail in the southern portion of the park. Several miles of narrow, challenging single track trails were constructed in May 2011 that join the Canyon Trail and Coyote Bluff Trail. Hikers will find easy climbing and dramatic views, while intermediate to advanced mountain bikers will be delighted by the undulating and meandering loops and "features". The southern trails are very popular with dog walkers as there are two creeks and wide open areas for responsible exercising.
The 14 miles of trails in the northern portion of the park were constructed in the summer/fall of 2008 and offer a very exciting experience for more advanced trail users. There are challenging climbs, bermed turns, many loop options, and spectacular views. There are no creeks or streams in this area, so be prepared if you bring your dog or horse. Please respect our neighbors and stay on or near the trails.