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Fall Foliage in California: "Driving inland from the North Coast, Eureka to Redding, is gorgeous," Taggart said. "The pines pop with the deep red leaves of poison oak vines." Other Sunset magazine recommendations for seeing fall color in California: June Lake Loop in the Eastern Sierra; aspen trees in Carson Pass and Hope Valley along state 88 south of Tahoe; Highway 395 from Lee Vining south to Tom's Place; big leaf and vine maple trees along the Avenue of the Giants and Redwood National Park; sycamores in the Southern California coastal canyons; and black oaks in Yosemite Valley." (I think I got this from the San Jose Mercury News travel section.)

State Route 139

  • 143 miles
  • Susanville to Oregon state line

Via America's Quietest Routes:

This remote route skirts around the beautiful blue Eagle Lake, before cutting through the Modoc National Forest. It’s a great starting point for hikes around the rugged volcanic landscape of north eastern California.

What to see:

  • Eagle Lake
  • Modoc National Forest
  • Lava Beds National Monument