Susanville Ranch Park is a 1,100-acre multi-use recreation area. The park offers 29 miles of easy to challenging trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, dog walking or cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. In the south, the riparian area around Bagwell and Paiute Creeks offers gently sloping trails through open grass meadows and pine forests. It is also home to many beavers, who work diligently at night to dam the creeks, creating deep ponds where they make their burrows. The lush pond environment attracts fish, ducks, frogs and other amphibians, and keeps larger predators at bay.
In the northern section of the park, you’ll find more challenging trails that wind up steep hills to expansive bluffs where you can see the Diamond Mountains, the Great Basin and the southern edge of the Modoc Plateau. Mountain bikers especially like Susanville Ranch Park for its meandering loops, demanding climbs and swift downhills.