Feather River Scenic Byway

Department of Transportation.

Climbing over the Sierra's crest and through Beckwourth Pass to the east, the Feather River Scenic Byway offers memorable sights such as waterfalls, gigantic rock outcroppings, forested slopes, and delicate meadows.

This U.S. Forest Service Scenic Byway traverses steep canyon walls and high mountain valleys, past grasslands, oak woodlands, mixed conifer, and high desert chaparral.

Covered bridges and railroad history make this byway particularly interesting. Wintertime offers fantastic skiing and snowmobiling opportunities.


Navigating the Byway:

The Feather River Byway begins at the junction of Route 70 and Route 99. Follow Highway 70 northeast to Highway 89. Follow 89 to Blairsden, at the junction of Highway 89 and Route 70. Follow Route 70 east past Portola, Beckwourth, Vinton, and Chilcoot to the junction with US 395, where the byway terminates. (The portion on 89 is not part of the Feather River Scenic Byway.)

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