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
Dramaworks Rehearsal Space
20 Crescent St

Register your kis for this summer art program with Plumas Arts in downtown Quincy!

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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
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
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dame Shirley Plaza
570 Main St

Quincy Saturday Market monthly June – September. Over 40 vendors. Free face painting and food.

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Quincy
Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds
204 Fairground Rd.

A weekend of bluegrass, folk, jazz & more! Square dancing too! Camp, eat, drink, and dance to top West Coast musicians. Fast becoming a top festival in the region.

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Quincy
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dame Shirley Plaza
570 Main St

Quincy Saturday Market monthly June – September. Over 40 vendors. Free face painting and food.

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Quincy
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Town Hall Theatre
469 Main Street

Plumas Arts will show films chosen from this year’s diverse film offerings at the ​Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival based in Nevada City, CA. Concessions at event.

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Quincy
Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds
204 Fairground Road

Join Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship for four days of festivities, including trailbuilding, locally led adventures, live music, camping, food trucks, skating parties & more

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Quincy
Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrouds

Something for everyone in the family—camping, live music, a gamut of mountain adventures, trail building, adventure films, food trucks, a beverage garden and, more fun!

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Quincy
3:00 pm
Quincy Cemetery

Tour the historic Quincy Cemetery featuring character reenactments! Followed by a catered dinner at the Morrison Barn.

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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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Quincy
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Courthouse Lawn
520 Main St

Will Chuck Wood see his shadow?! Vote for your favorite chili, browse local vendors, the infamous BACH auction, and more.

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Dining & Entertainment near Belden

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 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.

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).

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!”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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!

Shopping near Belden

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.

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

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).

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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(530) 284-0840
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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.

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

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.

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!

Places to Visit Near Belden