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The Far North Travel Guide

Plan Your The Far North Vacation

The Far North's soaring mountain peaks, trail-filled national forests, alpine lakes, and wild rivers teeming with trout make it the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts, including hikers, cyclists, kayakers, and bird-watchers. You won't find many hot nightspots or cultural enclaves in this region, but you will find crowd-free national and state parks, crystal clear mountain streams,

superlative hiking and fishing, plus small towns worth exploring. And the spectacular landscapes of Lassen Volcanic National Park and Mt. Shasta are sure to impress.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. Mother Nature's wonders California's Far North has more rivers, streams, lakes, forests, and mountains than you'll ever have time to explore.
  2. Rock and roll With two volcanoes to entice you—Lassen and Shasta—you can learn firsthand what happens when a mountain blows its top.
  3. Fantastic fishing Whether you like casting from a riverbank or letting your line bob beside a boat, you'll find fabulous fishing in all the northern counties.
  4. Cool hops On a hot day there's nothing quite as inviting as a visit to Chico's world-famous Sierra Nevada Brewery. Take the tour and then savor a chilled glass on tap at the adjacent brewpub.
  5. Shasta Wonderful in all its forms lake, dam, river, mountain, forest, and town.

When To Go

When to Go

Heat scorches the valley in summer. Temperatures above 110°F are common, but the mountains provide cool respite. Fall throughout the Far North is beautif...

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