view of Belden Sign, Feather Rivers, Belden Bridge and Belden Resort

Belden California

a vintage gem in the heart of the Feather River Canyon

Belden

The town of officially originated in 1905 with the construction of the Western Pacific Railroad. Thanks to its railroad stop, Belden became the base for fishing and hunting excursions and became a thriving township in the early 1900’s. Located in the heart of Feather River Canyon, on the Feather River Scenic Byway just 28 miles west of Quincy.

Prior to the establishment of Belden, the area was populated by gold miners, a few small farmers, and a small Maidu village. Today, it is a hot spot for alternative arts and music festivals. Belden is accessed by a one-lane bridge built in 1937 that crosses the Feather River. It might be one of the world’s most unique bridges with two martini glasses beckoning visitors to stop.

The Takeaway

Whether you’re passing by on an outdoor adventure or a scenic road trip, Belden is one of the canyon’s nearly-hidden treasures worth taking time to explore.

This is a popular stopping point for Pacific Crest Trail hikers.  The Belden Resort will accept packages for PCT hikers.

Belden Town Resort and Lodge offers a small store, campgrounds, RV Hook-ups, cabins, restaurant, bar, lodge, and an outside deck overlooking the N. Fork Feather River in all its natural beauty and sounds.

Belden Essentials

While Beldon does have quite a bit going on, don’t forget it is still a small resort. Be sure to check hours of dining and entertainment options and make sure they’re open before visiting!

  • Population: about 25
  • Elevation: 2,221 feet
  • Elevation: 2,000 feet
  • Less than 2 miles south of Belden
  • Post Office to mail cards and receive supplies for hikers
  • Plenty of hidden fishing spots
  • Four miles SE of Belden on Hwy. 70
  • Once a thriving Gold Rush Town of 1,000
  • Historical Marker #337
  • History of Rich Bar

Places to Stay in or near Belden

Belden

Caribou Café and Store Postal Service Laundry, Bathroom, and Showers Cozy Cabin Komfort RV

Twain

Quaint, beautiful, family-friendly and pet friendly cottages in the Feather River Canyon with access to the Feather River.

Twain

Just steps from the Feather River, Family Friendly Campground w/ everything you need for a relaxing & exciting vacation. Bring the family, toys & pets

Upcoming Events near Belden

Quincy
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Quintopia Brewing Co.
541 Main St

Enjoy great beer & food at Trivia every Thursday evening with quizmasters Krissy and Jen. Win your team a round of drinks & prizes from local businesses!

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Quincy
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Serpillio Hall
204 Fairground Rd

Family skate: 6-8pm, $5 entry, $2 skate rental. Adult skate: 8:30-11pm, $10 entry, $5 skate rental.

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Quincy
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Patti's Thunder Cafe
557 Lawrence Street

Doors open at 6:45. Featured performers begin at 7pm, followed by open-mic (sign up before 7). Baked goods & beverages available for purchase.

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Quincy
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
West End Theatre
14 Crescent St

A hilarious night of comedy and truth, celebrating women’s history, and funny females! Performances by four local women, followed by open mic.

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Quincy
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Plumas County Fairgrounds

Join the shakers and movers (literally) of Quincy for a night of fun, frolic and unabashed entertainment! The Quincy Star Follies is a family cabaret featuring local folks.

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7:00 pm
Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl

Moonlight Skiing and Snowboarding at your own risk (as snow and moonlight conditions allow) with live DJ sets. $10 admission.

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Quincy
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Quincy Veteran's Hall
274 Lawrence St.

Spend an evening doing Contra Dance, a form of folk dancing made up of long lines of couples– with live music + calling from local musicians Leslie Mink and JJ&K. AGES 10+

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Quincy
West End Theatre
14 Crescent St

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City.

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Quincy
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Patti's Thunder Cafe
557 Lawrence Street

Doors open at 6:45. Featured performer begins at 7pm, followed by open-mic (sign up before 7). Baked goods & beverages available for purchase.

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Quincy
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Serpillio Hall
204 Fairground Rd

Family skate: 6-8pm, $5 entry, $2 skate rental. Adult skate: 8:30-11pm, $10 entry, $5 skate rental.

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Quincy
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
50 Church St

Get your sillies out at Quircus’ 4th annual World Circus Day Celebration! This event is free to attend. Come and enjoy some cotton candy, face painting, and circus arts!

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Quincy
West End Theatre
541 Main St

Feather River College presents the award-winning tale of Tevye the Dairyman, and his family’s struggles in a changing Russia.

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Quincy
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Patti's Thunder Cafe
557 Lawrence Street

Doors open at 6:45. Featured performer begins at 7pm, followed by open-mic (sign up before 7). Baked goods & beverages available for purchase.

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The Lost Sierra

Participating artists come from far and wide to spend a week painting the Lost Sierra from life. Don’t miss the Artist Street Fair on Saturday the 25th in downtown Quincy.

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Quincy
Plumas County Fairgrounds
204 Fairground Road

A family-friendly music festival with an eclectic lineup of more than 50 performers on four daytime stages and in four late-night venues.

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Quincy
Plumas County Fairgrounds
204 Fairground Road

The Fair will include the carnival, the livestock show and auction, and special surprises for 2024.

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Quincy
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Downtown Quincy
Main Street

Floats, music, clowns, horses, emergency vehicles and more!

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Quincy
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Rugged Roots Farm
501 Crescent St

Pumpkins, produce, festive snacks, kids activities, live music, and beverages.

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Quincy
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Plumas County Fairgrounds
204 Fairground Road

Beer, Music, Food, Fall Colors and FUN!

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Quincy
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Downtown Quincy
520 Main Street

Trick-or-treating with our local businesses.

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Quincy
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Downtown Quincy
520 Main Street

Late night shopping and dining, live entertainment, free pictures with Santa, a Light Parade and the traditional Christmas tree lighting.

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Dining & Entertainment near Belden

Quincy437 Main St (in Grover Alley)
530-283-0300
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Local favorite! Serving deli & hot sandwiches & homemade soups. Check their Facebook for daily specials. “We’re tucked away, but worth the look!”

Quincy269 Main St
530-283-3528
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Healthy and flavorful bakery and deli foods often made with local ingredients. A perfect picnic supply stop!

Quincy91 Bradley St
(530) 283-4735
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A sweet temptation of yummy chocolates, complete scratch bakery, full espresso bar, and unique gifts.

Quincy469 Main Street
530-283-3402
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Movies show on Fri., Sat., and Monday at 7 pm. Sunday at 4 pm

Quincy1730 E. Main St.
(530) 283-3338
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A perfect blend of diverse culinary traditions, offering Chinese, Mexican, and American cuisine, served all day. Previous owners of Paradise Grill.

Quincy1735 E Main St
530-283-1633
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Sierra Bella is available for groups, special events, parties and league bowling. Open Wed-Sun, 12 Noon-until 9:00PM (10:00pm Fri/Sat).

Quincy541 Main St
(530) 289-6530
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Taproom in downtown featuring beer from Quincy’s only brewery. Modern pub food and easy-drinking beer styles that appeal to everyone.

Quincy557 Lawrence Street
530-283-3300
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Warm, cozy, friendly, and delicious food. Great service. The place to be for breakfast or lunch, or hanging out enjoying a coffee.

Quincy60 Main Street
(530) 280-2780
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A family-oriented taproom serving a variety of paninis, appetizers, and NA beverages along with 12 rotating taps to include wine, seltzers, and cider.

Quincy2043 E Main Street
530-927-9536
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Ice cream, sundaes and shakes plus an ideal spot for a quick bite including burgers, sandwiches, hotdogs and fries.

Quincy231 Main Street
(530) 363-7664
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Family owned and based Pizzeria serving neapolitan style pizza, wings, toasted subs, salads, beer and wine with indoor & outdoor dining options!

Quincy438 Main Street
(530) 283-9380
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An upscale wine bar with a down home feel, where everybody knows your name. We also serve imported and domestic beer by the bottle.

Quincy541 Main Street
(530) 283-1956
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A traditional black box theatre offering an intimate space and cutting-edge design for first-rate community theatre and live music.

Shopping near Belden

Quincy173 Lawrence St.
(530) 551-2626
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Gallery gift shop featuring local artists including leatherworks, furniture, collectibles, soaps and lotions, and so much more!

Quincy2335 E.ain Street
(530) 283-5000
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Parts and service for most outdoor adventure machinery, including Snow Mobiles, Quads ,ATV’s, Dirt Bikes, Chainsaws, Landscape Machinery. UHAUL Rental

Quincy11 Lindan Avenue
(530) 836-4668
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Locally owned, Mountain Mattress offers box store selection & prices, including furniture, bedding accessories & local crafts. 2 locations in Plumas.

Quincy91 Bradley St.
(530) 283-4735
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A sweet temptation of yummy chocolates, complete scratch bakery, full espresso bar, and unique gifts.

Quincy550 Crescent Street
(530) 283-2426
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Full service bike shop, shuttle service, bike rentals, trail maps, local trail knowledge, cycling accessories and apparel.

Quincy1715 Main Street
(530) 283-2706
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Locally owned groceries and supplys specialising in organic foods of all types, exstensive beer & wine selctions. Open 7 days a week 8:00AM to 9:00PM.

Quincy411 Main Street
(530) 283-4545
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We are a small business out to make a big difference! Quincy Pharmacy is your local, full-service pharmacy. We also offer unique gifts.

Quincy1947 Lee Road
(530) 283-0924
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Full line of construction supplies , hardware and lumber

Quincy1735 E Main Street
(530) 283-1633
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Available for groups, special events, parties and league bowling. Open Wed-Sun, 12 Noon-until 9:00PM(10:00pm Fri/Sat).

Quincy525 Main Street
(530) 283-3402
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Art gallery featuring local and regional artists. Pottery, photography, paintings, jewelry, fabric art and greeting cards. Plus many local events.

Quincy531 Main Street
(530) 283-2266
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Office Supplies, Full print, copy and fax services, Art Supplies. Quincy Souvenirs – T Shirts, sweatshirts, hats , magnets Gifts Gift

Quincy383 Main Street
(530) 283-0404
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We are a family owned and operated business offering Toys, Games, Boutique Children’s Clothing and Hand Scooped Ice cream.

Quincy467 Main St.
(530) 283-1033
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We are a small boutique featuring affordable gifts for bath, home and garden. Many are locally made, inspired by nature, with creative packaging.

Quincy367 Main Street
(530) 616-0230
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Custom Picture Framer, Professional Portrait Photographer. Large Format Printer for your limited edition giclee prints, and we also carry art supplies

Places to Visit Near Belden