Plumas County now offers 15 regional tour itineraries geared for sightseeing groups, special interests, or even individual travelers. These itineraries are based on travel during the months of October through May, when rooms and restaurants are more readily available.
The 3-day trip itineraries below are designed to assist tour/travel trade professionals, school groups, clubs, or anyone who's seeking help in making special-interest or off-season travel plans. Itineraries can be taken in any direction, with alternate entrance and exit points, and several choices of accommodations and restaurants.
Tours 1 through 6 combine general sightseeing and seasonal attractions in Plumas County and surrounding regions. Tours 7 through 15 cater to special interests and are built around specific themes, including railroading, history, wildlife viewing, winter sports, and motorcycling..
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View spectacular fall foliage in the Northern Sierra (Sept-Oct). Includes Feather River Canyon, Quincy, Lake Almanor, Indian Valley, Graeagle, Portola. Plus museums, walking tours, shopping, fine dining and more.
Tour 2 - Gold Rush and the Great Outdoors
Explore Oroville's historic gold mining attractions, then head for the tiny hamlet of La Porte for hiking, skiing or snowmobiling. Includes museums, Lake Oroville, Feather Falls.
Tour 3 - Volcanoes and Lakes in the Shasta Cascade
Mount Shasta and Lassen Volcanic National Park dominate the landscape on this tour of Redding, Red Bluff, Chester, Lake Almanor and Westwood. Victorian homes, shopping, hiking, winter sports, and more.
Architecture, Quaint Towns and Scenic Byways
Travel two scenic byways on sightseeing adventure from Chico to Plumas County. Tours of Bidwell Mansion and Nakoma Resort (by Frank Lloyd Wright), a covered bridge, trains, museums, hikes, lakes, and shopping.
The Northern Sierra village of Graeagle is the base for trips to Bucks Lake, Quincy, the Western Pacific Railroad Museum, Plumas-Eureka State Park, and a cattle ranch. Plus birding, fall foliage, walking tours, shopping.
Discover off-the-beaten path Sierra getaways linked with Gold Rush legacy: Downieville, Graeagle, Quincy and Portola. Walking tours, museums, birding, Plumas-Eureka State Park, train attractions, Nakoma Resort (by Frank Lloyd Wright.)
A rail fan's dream come true along Hwy. 70
from Oroville to Reno Junction. See unique
bridges and tunnels, the Keddie Wye,
William's Loop, and drive a locomotive at
the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in
Tour 8 - Antiquing and Bargain Hunting
A sightseeing tour and shopping spree at antique, thrift and consignment stores in quaint Northern Sierra towns. Find treasures in Portola, Quincy, Greenville, Chester and Graeagle, with time out for great meals.
9 - Birding and Wildlife Viewing
Spot an amazing variety of species in
pristine Northern Sierra habitat, including
Gray Lodge, Indian Valley, Antelope Lake,
Feather River Canyon, Lake Davis and the
renowned Sierra Valley (Important Bird
Tour 10 - Winter Fun on Foot in Plumas County
An invigorating tour of snow-covered
forests on skis and snowshoes! Choose from
groomed or backcountry trails and
accommodations near Graeagle, Bucks Lake, or
Lassen Volcanic National Park, with
equipment rental available.
Tour 11 - Snowmobiling in Plumas County
Check out spectacular winter beauty in one
of California's finest snowmobile
destinations. Ride miles of mountain trail
in Chester-Lake Almanor, Bucks Lake, La
Porte or Graeagle, relax in cozy
Tour 12 - Historic Plumas County
Explore the past in Northern Sierra small towns, from Maidu Indians and explorer James Beckwourth, to gold mining, railroading and timber. Follow historic auto routes and walking tours, visit unique museums and sites.
Tour 13 - Timber: History, Harvesting and Future
Learn about role of timber harvesting in
Sierra-Nevada communities on visits to
lumber mills, museums and Quincy Library
Group fuels reduction projects. Includes
Graeagle, Quincy, Chester and Westwood.
The Northern Sierra's multicultural
heritage is celebrated on this Quincy and
Oroville-based tour that highlights the
Mountain Maidu and Yahi Indians,
African-American explorer James Beckwourth,
Chinese laborers, and Swiss-Italian dairy
Drive quiet rural byways and backcountry roads with breathtaking mountain vistas and charming small towns in the Northern Sierra near Quincy. Choose from several auto tours off of California Routes 70 and 89.