Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 20, 2017

Shasta Cascade Fall Color 10/20/17

California Fall Color reports on the Shasta Cascade region

Trinity Another of the areas Near Peak to Peaking in the Shasta Cascade region is Trinity County.
Trinity Heritage Scenic Byway (CA-3), by Lewiston, which requires a detour (Trinity Dam Blvd.) from the route.From Redding, head west on CA-299 toward Weaverville (great color, plus a fascinating historic downtown and Joss House State Historic Park – all worth seeing). Trinity Dam Blvd. is a couple of miles before the turn north onto the scenic byway (CA-3).
Her route along the scenic byway traveled north from Weaverville on Hwy 3, past Trinity Lake, Trinity Center, the Trinity Alps and Etna, Scott Valley, the Marble Mountains and Ft. Jones, finding “fabulous” fall colors that have “popped out brightly all over and just about at the same time!”She estimates that the route is at full peak, though this is an area that should stay good through early November.
Trinity Heritage Scenic Byway, CA-3 – Near Peak (50-75%) GO NOW!
See photos at It Hasta Be Shasta: Trinity Scenic Byway – California Fall Color

Meadow Valley Sugar maples are exotic trees (native to eastern Canada and the northeast U.S.), known for their brilliant fall color.
Meadow Valley is eight miles west of Quincy on the old Beckwourth Trail where Black Bart robbed stage coaches in the late 1870s. The town was settled around 1850.
It sits at the base of Spanish Peak in the Plumas National Forest, which is full of native aspen, maple, dogwood, cottonwood, pine and fir.
“CA-89 from CA-70 towards Taylorsville, Greenville and Chester is very beautiful, with a lot of color along Indian Creek.”
Meadow Valley – Near Peak (50-75%) GO NOW
See photos at Meadow Valley

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