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Address: Weaverville, CA
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This 120-mile U.S. Forest Service Scenic Byway climbs from 2,000 feet to...

This 120-mile U.S. Forest Service Scenic Byway climbs from 2,000 feet to 6,500 feet, following the path of early miners and settlers.

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Beautiful winding road

The scenery is lovely but the road is very winding so slow down to enjoy the view. Not as pretty as Alaska (where I live) but lovely nonetheless. Enjoyed the slower pace, vistas... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 September 2016
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Anchorage, AK
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Anchorage, AK
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The scenery is lovely but the road is very winding so slow down to enjoy the view. Not as pretty as Alaska (where I live) but lovely nonetheless. Enjoyed the slower pace, vistas and fresh air.

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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

While I would have preferred the ride on two wheels it is nevertheless a very scenic ride in a car too. I love water and the rivers around here are gorgeous.

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

We drove through on business but the gorgeous scenery and snowy mountains made it a vacation! Hazardous driving in the snow I'm sure but this is country not to be missed. Absolutely beautiful with lots of recreation in good weather.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

A must if you like beautiful scenery..Absolutely breathtaking. It was rainy and gloomy for the drive but that did not take away from the view. The fog added a nice touch.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

This is superb drive through the redwoods, from Redding though Weaverville and on to the coast. The road is gently winding, skirts high above a river and has relatively little traffic.

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American canyon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

This a beautiful drive, unfortunately for us most views were obscured by haze and smoke from the recent wildfires. Impressive none the less

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California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

We drove form Weavervill on Hwy 3 till it connects with Hwy 5. You are mostly going through evergreen forest. There are some glimpses of Trinity lake which is very low in water. This is depressing to see. Toward the end you come out in a pretty valley with farms. It is not spectacular but it is prettier than Hwy... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

This is one of the most beautiful highways in the West. It has it all--lovely vistas, lakes, waterfalls and colorful towns. Besides generally beautiful scenery, some attractions heading west from Alturas Ca include: Burney Falls, Lake Shasta and Lake Shasta Caverns. Shasta State Historical Park (old time gold rush buildings--very cool), Jackson Museum, and the Weaverville Joss House. And don't... More 

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Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014

We rode our motorcycles from Arcata to Weaverville in October 2014. Enjoyed not only the scenery but how the highway rolled through the mountainside with some nice curves along the river. Highway is relatively well maintained.

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

We were in Weaverville, destination Weed, California. My G-Grandmother lived in Callahan, California for a number of years in the 1870s, before moving her family to Sonoma County (CA). The road is a great shape, and while there are a number of very tight turns and switchbacks, and a lot of elevation gains and losses, the route is very drivable.... More 

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