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Lassen Volcanic National Park - Hikes, Campsites, Video Guide, Eruptions & More

Explore Lassen Volcanic National Park from its history to its unique geological features, activities, campgrounds and more...



Is there anything better than standing atop a 200-foot snow cliff at 8,000 ft. and the only vehicle you have to get you down alive is flat piece of fiberglass, plastic and metal? more

Dec 18, 2013 10:36 AM Outdoors

Whether it’s a sunny day under the shadow of Mt. Shasta or a cold night under bright, illuminating stars, the Siskiyou Ice Rink is one of a kind in our community. more

Jan 13, 2015 1:19 PM Outdoors


Dave Nixen

We’ve bided our time, and now we’re on the homestretch to epic powder days. To help you make the most of your NorCal winter experience, we’ve compiled five great, cold-weather activities... more

Nov 5, 2016 10:17 AM Blog

Like a long jog in the rain or a scenic river trail hike, Nordic skiing is an ideal way to get a workout while basking in the glory of North California’s unique landscape. more

Jan 13, 2015 12:56 PM Sports

Describing a time of year when this small impoundment east of Burney doesn’t fish well can be a real challenge... more

Nov 9, 2015 1:12 PM Sports

It’s easy to see how combining the adrenaline pumping activity of motorcycling with mountains, beautiful winter vistas and tons of snow makes for great times. more

Jan 13, 2015 1:02 PM

Either way you look at it, embracing the mountain to have fun or spend time with friends and family is a win-win. There are a number of mountains to enjoy in NorCal. For us deep in the valley, of course that hunk of snowy rock we call Mt. Shasta. more

Dec 18, 2014 9:45 AM Outdoors

Sometimes the appropriate way to appreciate our beloved Mt. Shasta is to sit down, relax and enjoy its beauty. Sometimes the appropriate way to appreciate our beloved Mt. Shasta is to physically conquer the beast. more

Jan 13, 2015 1:52 PM Outdoors

Get ready to run. The 14th annual Redding Marathon strides into town Sunday, January 17th 2016*. Runners from far and wide will converge on Redding... more

Your complete guide to North State trails! Get maps, directions and descriptions for hundreds of local trails. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:03 PM

Fisherman on the Upper Sacramento

Craig Nielson

Fishing the October Caddis hatch on the upper Sac will always evoke images of maize hanging on front doors, pint-sized ghouls trudging door to door in search of treats and the sound of a trout scoring a treat of its own on the surface of the river. more

Aug 28, 2014 10:58 AM Outdoors

See if you can guess this famous NorCal trout stream: It was once the southern-most river in the world where you could catch bull trout. Rainbows from this river were successfully shipped to New Zealand, South America and Europe in the 1880s. more

Jul 1, 2014 3:48 PM Outdoors

The longest tributary to Shasta Lake, the Pit River begins in a series of small forks in Lassen and Modoc Counties. It remains rather slow and sluggish until... more

Mar 5, 2015 5:55 PM Outdoors

Hat Creek is an iconic fishing stream named long ago in a hailstorm of profanity. In addition to its riffles, runs and pools, Hat has been made into a hodge-podge of dams, diversions, ditches and draws, all holding fish. more

Apr 30, 2014 10:46 AM Outdoors

NorCal mountain bikers are blessed and blissed. With epic trail systems in nearly every part of the North State, you’re never far from the next great ride... more

Apr 28, 2017 9:27 AM

NorCal view

Active NorCal

Camping may have changed a lot over the years, but enthusiasm for this family-friendly harbinger of fair weather has blossomed well beyond the walls of any tent. Northern California is stuffed to the gills with great places to camp. more

Apr 30, 2014 10:40 AM Outdoors

We spoke to Bubba Seuss of hikemtshasta.com to develop the quintessential list of the best hikes in NorCal… more

Nov 7, 2015 7:28 AM Outdoors 4 Comments


Michael McCullough

Adventure extraordinaire Cameron Lievense recently spelunked the Catacombs at Lava Beds National Monument in Modoc County. He brought his GoPro along to document the experience... more

Dec 2, 2015 10:37 AM Blog

Kids Playing on Lake Siskiyou

Active NorCal

With my body beginning to flag after a long day at the lake, and a caffeine crash slowly immobilizing me, I carried myself back to the car knowing all too well that I’d have to wait patiently for another chance to investigate this North State marvel. more

Jul 1, 2014 3:47 PM Outdoors

There’s something powerful in standing atop a 10,000-foot high mountain under the light of the full moon. more

Jul 31, 2017 10:03 AM Outdoors

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