Bizz Johnson Trail shuttle service begins June 1, National Trails Day

Summer bus shuttle service on the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail begins Saturday, June 1, in conjunction with National Trails Day, and will continue every Saturday through the summer and early fall, according to a statement from the Bureau of Land Management.

The service is a partnership of the BLM and Lassen Rural Bus.

The bus picks up passengers at 8:30 a.m. Saturdays at the Historic Susanville Railroad Depot, 601 Richmond Road, (passengers should arrive at 8:15 a.m.) with stops at the Devil’s Corral Trailhead, Fredonyer Summit and Westwood (junction of Highway 36 and County Road A 21). This allows users to use the trail for return trips to Susanville of seven, 18 and 25 miles.

There are separate fees for the bus fare and bike shuttle. Exact change is appreciated.

In addition to the Saturday shuttles, the Lassen Rural Bus offers weekday shuttle opportunities on the West County Commuter service. Buses equipped with bike racks up riders at the Main Street and North Gay Street intersection and on Riverside Drive near Walmart, both in Susanville, and can make stops at Devil’s Corral.

Additional information is available by calling Lassen Rural Bus at (530) 252-7433 or visiting online.

For information on the trail or to make shuttle reservations, call the BLM’s Eagle Lake Field Office at (530) 257-0456.

Managed by the BLM and Lassen National Forest, the Bizz Johnson Trail stretches 26 miles between the communities of Susanville and Westwood. It features a gentle grade, scenic river canyon views and access to the Susan River for fishing and swimming.