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Your guide to Burney

All About Burney

Nestled among the northernmost tip of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, this rural community is bordered by the Shasta-Trinity National Forest to the north and the Lassen National Forest to the south, making it a wonderful base for exploring the wilder side of Northern California. Not only are the surrounding creeks and streams a destination for fly-fishers angling for brown and rainbow trout, nearby Shasta Lake provides further opportunities to participate in watersports like boating and swimming. The national parks’ hundreds of miles of trails carve through pine forests and lead up to mountain summits, alpine lakes, and scenic vistas. Within the town itself, you’ll enjoy a variety of museums, theaters, and cultural activities.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Burney

Like much of inland Northern California, the seasonal variations in Burney’s climate are moderate. The summer months are warm and sun-filled, with minimal chances of rain, making it a wonderful time for a vacation rental in Burney. If you’re visiting from May through September, day-tripping to nearby Redding for the farmer’s market or the Redding Roots Revival Music Festival in September can make for an excellent break from your nature outings. The shoulder seasons tend to see brisk temperatures and a moderate increase in precipitation, so make sure you pack a light jacket during this time. In winter, expect temperatures that hover around freezing, and occasional snowfall on the valley floor, with much more snow sticking to the surrounding mountains.

Top things to do in Burney

McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park

As the second oldest state park in California, and still one of the more popular destinations in Shasta County, this state park has drawn fishers, hikers, and horseback riders for more than a century. Many people simply come to admire Burney Falls, a high-flow waterfall in the park, which is beautiful year-round and easy to get to from the parking lot.

Day trip to Redding

The university town of Redding, an hour away from Burney by car, makes for an excellent day trip. Crossing the famous Sundial Suspension Bridge into town, you will be met with a youthful city packed with farmer's markets, cafes, and restaurants. The Turtle Bay Exploration Park in the center of town offers a botanical garden, an arboretum, and a museum with national history exhibits.

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Like the world-famous Yellowstone National Park, Lassen Volcanic National Park is home to ancient volcanic formations, jagged mountain peaks, and endless opportunities for exploration. The expansive trail system may lead you past burbling creeks, wildflower meadows, or alpine lakes, or perhaps thermally active regions such as boiling lakes and geysers. Even if you’re not hiking into the wilderness, picnic areas scattered throughout the park let you bask in the serene surroundings.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Burney?

    Burney experiences a varied climate with warm, dry summers and cold, snowy winters. Temperatures range from an average high of 80°F (27°C) in summer to a low of 20°F (-7°C) in winter. The area is known for its beautiful winter scenery, with snow often covering the ground from December to February.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Burney?

    Explore the natural splendors of Burney. Hike the Burney Falls Memorial State Park trails, fish in the Hat Creek, or kayak on Baum Lake. For a touch of local history, visit the Pit River Pioneer Museum.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Burney?

    The most frequented time to visit Burney is in the summer, between June and August, when the weather is warm and the Burney Basin Days, a local annual celebration in July, takes place.

  • What are the best places to stay in Burney?

    The central area of Burney, near Main Street, provides easy access to local amenities and attractions. Staying near Burney Falls Memorial State Park or Hat Creek is often recommended for nature lovers.

  • What are the best places to visit in Burney?

    Popular places to visit in Burney include the breathtaking Burney Falls, the serene Baum Lake, and the informative Pit River Pioneer Museum. A short drive away, you can visit the Subway Cave Lava Tubes.

  • What are some hiking trails in Burney?

    Burney boasts several beautiful hiking trails. The Burney Creek Loop at Burney Falls Memorial State Park and the Pacific Crest Trail section near Burney are much enjoyed. For a unique experience, explore the trails at the Subway Cave Lava Tubes.

  • What are some family activities to do in Burney?

    Families in Burney can enjoy a picnic at Burney Falls Memorial State Park, explore the Pit River Pioneer Museum, or try fishing in Hat Creek. They can also embark on a guided horseback riding adventure.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Burney?

    Explore the rugged outdoors by hiking or biking through Burney Mountain Guest Ranch. You could also delve into the natural beauty of McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, renowned for its captivating waterfalls. A trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park is often recommended, where you can marvel at the volcanic landscapes, hydrothermal areas, and serene lakes.

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