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Plumas County Barn Quilt Trail

Scenic Byways or Routes
Valerie Nellor

ADA Accessibility Notes

Several trails in the area are ADA accessibly as are many of the local museums in each community.

The Great American Barn Quilt Trail has come west to Plumas County!

What started with a few creative women, some of our younger residents, and a sweet little grant from the 4-H program, has grown into a heartily embraced "public art" project throughout the entire county.

The first barn quilts were installed on some of our most historic barns in the Quincy area. Now over 100 colorful quilt squares, ranging from the very large 8x8’ size to a manageable 2x2' size, adorn many of our community structures and are shaped by each participant's values, visions, heritage and passion for art.

Following the Barn Quilt Trail will reveal the history and beauty that 1850’s settlers found during those crazy gold rush days. It will enrich your sense of wonder at their courage. It will also bring you unexpected delight as you travel throughout the county, taking in meadows filled with wildflowers in the spring, awesome fall colors, lush fields filled with grazing horses and cows, all on our traffic-free back roads and highways. We hope that you will find yourself on the magic of the barn quilt trail soon!

Quilt trails have now spread to 48 states and Canada. The citizens of Plumas County are helping to keep this tradition alive and growing.

Enjoy the Plumas County Barn Quilt Trail as you travel through Plumas County, CA.

Driving Directions

Starting in Eastern Plumas County and traveling through Graeagle, Quincy, Greenville , Chester and around Lake Almanor. Or start on the west end of the county and come east.

Eco-Friendly Notes

Over a million acres of pristine wilderness, hundreds of clean lakes and streams and glorious wildflowers and fall color during the Autumn season.

Highlights and Key Points Along the Route

The beautiful Sierra Valley which is also home to one of the largest aquifers in the US, luscious golf courses, Johnsville State Park, historic Quincy, Bucks Lake and the Bucks Lake Wilderness area, Butterfly Botanical Gardens, the Cy Hall Museum and the Gem and Mineral Museum in Greenville, and onto the fishing paradise of Lake Almanor.

Length of Byway or Route

50 miles

Pet Friendly Notes

Lots of open space for your pets to enjoy the freedom of fresh and and room to run.

Nearby Places