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California United States #97 Highway Guide

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3451 ft.

State flower is the California Poppy.
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3451 ft.
View from highway - Photo Weed - Klamath Falls, highway sign
City of Weed, California. Junction of Interstate #5, Exit #748. North to Klamath Falls, Bend. Access to the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway - California / Oregan, highway #97. Volcanic Landscape California's Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway extends from Mount Lassen in Northern California to the California-Oregon border. The byway travels through or near dense forests, broad wetlands and habitat areas, pastoral grasslands, farms and ranches.

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3494 ft.
Junction of Interstate #5
City of Weed, California. The City of Weed is nestled on the western slopes of Mount Shasta in Northern California at an elevation of 3,467 feet. Weed is located near the mid-point of the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway.
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0.1
3442 ft.
View from highway

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3455 ft.
Photo of Mount Shasta
Looking north at Mount Shasta, California.
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3468 ft.
Alamo Ave
West side of highway. Access to city business area.
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2.1
3494 ft.
Lincoln Ave
Access to Lincoln Park skateboard park.
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2.6
3458 ft.
Hoy Road
West side of highway. California Street-East side of highway.
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3.4
3553 ft.
View from highway.

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5.4
3497 ft.
Roadside turnout
Paved, both sides of highway.
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7.2
3432 ft.
Access to R.V. park
East side of highway.
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7.6
3451 ft.
Access to Lake Shasta
Lake Shasta is about 5 minutes Northwest on Big Springs Road. Its a deep lake with boat access and hiking trails.
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8.5
3537 ft.
Roadside turnout
Gravel, no services - East side of highway.
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10.3
3589 ft.
Roadside turnout
Roadside turnout, gravel, no services - East side of highway. Photo taken from roadside turnout looking South at the Trinity Mountain Range.
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3553 ft.
View of Lake Shastina
Looking West at Lake Shastina from Roadside turnout.
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3553 ft.
Roadside turnout
Gravel, no services - East side of highway.
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13.4
3510 ft.
View from highway.

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3743 ft.
Elevation 4000 ft.

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15.8
3734 ft.
Roadside turnout
Large gravel turnout, no services - East side of highway.
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15.9
3747 ft.
Point of Information
Crossing Whitney Creek. Usually a dry river bed.
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20.0
4035 ft.
Access to Pluto's Cave
Pluto's Cave, a partially collapsed lava tube. Its couple miles from this junction and West of the road after following some gravel roads. It's an undeveloped natural feature. West to community of Grenada, California -18 miles, Yreka-29 miles.
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21.4
4190 ft.
War Memorial - Hot LZ Memorial Wall
Large, paved turnout - West side of highway. A short Northwest walk about 100 yards to the Hot LZ Memorial Wall and Living Memorial Sculpture Garden.
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4226 ft.
View from highway.

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23.9
4386 ft.
Military Pass Road

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24.6
4455 ft.
Klamath National Forest
Southern boundary. The Klamath National Forest covers an area of 1,700,000 acres located in Siskiyou County, Northern California and Jackson County, Oregon. The forest comprises some five wilderness areas, Marble Mountain, Russian Wilderness Area, Trinity Alps, Red Buttes Wilderness Area and Siskiyou Wilderness Area.
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27.0
4780 ft.
Dear Mountain Road
Access to snowmobile park - West side of highway.
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27.3
4810 ft.
Access to lodging
East side of highway.
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4816 ft.
View from highway.

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4839 ft.
View of Mount Shasta from highway
Looking South from highway at Mount Shasta, California.
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31.0
4957 ft.
Roadside turnout vista scenic lookout
Good paved place to stop and look at Mount Shasta.
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31.5
5026 ft.
Elevation 5000 ft. sign

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32.3
5102 ft.
Grass Lake Summit - elevation 5101 ft.
Sign for Grass Lake Summit - elevation 5101 ft.
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35.3
5072 ft.
Grass Lake Roadside Turnout
Rest area, toilets, picnic tables - West side of highway.
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5030 ft.
Grass Lake
View from highway.
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40.9
4984 ft.
View from highway.

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4892 ft.
Junction of National Forest Roadway
East to villages of Bray, California - 7 miles and Tennant, California - 13 miles.
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5184 ft.
Mount Hebron Summit
Elevation 5202 ft sign.
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5220 ft.
Klamath National Forest
Northern boundary (the land of many uses).
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5128 ft.
Point of Interest
Elevation 5000 ft.
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4469 ft.

View from highway.
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4272 ft.
Welcome to Butte Valley, California.
Butte Valley, a valley of approximately 80,000 acres is found at the northern tip of California, nestled between the slopes of magnificent Mt. Shasta to the south and the Great Klamath Basin on the North.
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58.5
4265 ft.
Access to community of Mount Hebron, California
East of highway, 3 miles.
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58.7
4265 ft.
Access to Goosenest National Forest Ranger Station
West of highway.
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65.0
4265 ft.
Community of MacDoel, California
Services at highway - West side.
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68.0
4239 ft.
View from highway
Butte Valley National Grassland. The area is located in the Klamath River basin at an elevation of approximately 4200 ft. The area includes 3,000 acre (12 kms) Meiss Lake and sweeping views of the Cascade Range and Mount Shasta.
44.1
70.9
4242 ft.
Access to Butte Valley Airport
West side of highway.
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4242 ft.
Access to Meiss Lake, California
West of highway. Meiss Lake, in the west central part of Butte Valley, is the remnant of a large lake that once occupied the entire valley when temperatures were cooler and melt water from receding glaciers filled the numerous basins in northern California.
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4245 ft.
View from highway.

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4245 ft.
Services at highway
Fuel - both sides of highway.
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4245 ft.
View from highway - Photo Dorris highway sign
Community of Dorris, California - elevation 4238 ft. The city of Dorris boasts having The Tallest Flagpole West of the Mississippi River.
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4245 ft.
Visitor Information
East side of highway.
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82.5
4245 ft.
Access to R.V. park
West side of highway.
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4357 ft.
View from highway.

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87.0
4160 ft.
Junction of Highway #161
East to community of Tulelake, California. Tulelake is the Horseradish Capital of the World. Access to Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge, West side of highway. Established in 1928, Tule Lake Refuge encompasses 39,116 acres of mostly open water and croplands. Accesses Lava Beds National Monument. Volcanic eruptions over the last half million years on the Medicine Lake shield volcano resulted in an extremely rugged landscape of lava flows, lava tube caves, pit craters, spatter cones, and cinder cones. The more than 500 lava tube caves in the Monument are a favorite underground destination for tourists.
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Welcome to Oregon.
California/Oregon State Line. North to city of Klamath Falls. For continuance of this highway, see Milebymile.com - Oregon Highway #97.