Small, three-block downtown community in the far northeastern corner of California in Surprise Valley, an important destination on the Applegate Emigrant Trail that came as an offshoot from the California Trail in the late 1850s, early 1860s, and passed over the Warner Mountains on the way to Southern Oregon via Ashland or south to Peter Lassen's ranch in Susanville, California.
The town is bucolic and serene, and offers all the basic amenities for the traveler, including cafes, restaurants, a very good bookstore, markets, gas station, motels, etc..
Getting Here and Getting Around
State Highway 299 that crosses northern California from the coast to the Nevada state line, runs directly from Redding to the downtown intersection of Cedarville. You can approach from Reno to the south by coming up Highway 447 through the town of Gerlach, passing Pyramid Lake and the Black Rock Desert on the way. There is a back country route, 8A, that is reached from Highway 140 west of Denio Junction north of Winnemucca that will take you directly into Cedarville, or you can come down Highway 395 from the north, from Lakeview, Oregon, and turn east on Highway 299 for the 18-mile drive over the Warner Mountains on Highway 299 into Cedarville.