NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Tourism Recreation & Hospitality Council

Tour Itineraries


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..

Please click on any of the tour descriptions below to read and/or download. 

Group Tour 1Tour 1 - Fall in Love with Plumas County

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. 




Group Tour 2Tour 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.  





Group Tour 3Tour 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.




Group Tour 4Tour 4 - 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. 




Group Tour 5Tour 5 - Seasonal Pleasures and Small Town Treasures

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. 




Group Tour 6Tour 6 - Historic Mountain Towns in the Northern Sierra

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.) 




Group Tour 7Tour 7 - Wonders of the Railroad World

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 Portola.



Group Tour 8Tour 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.



Group Tour 9Tour 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 Area.)



Group Tour 10Tour 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. 



Group Tour 11Tour 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 accommodations.




Group Tour 12Tour 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. 




Group Tour 13Tour 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.



 Group Tour 14Tour 14 - Diversity in Northeastern California's Past

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 farmers.




Group Tour 15Tour 15 - Auto and Motorcycle Clubs: Scenic touring Along Roads Less Traveled

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. 




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