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Discover the Belfast Petroglyphs

Between Susanville and Litchfield, located at the Belfast and Willow Creek area you will find messages from ancient people. Carved into the rocks are picture petroglyphs left there by Native Americans starting around 2000 years ago. It’s a great place to learn how the ancestors of the Maidu, Paiute and Pit River tribes made use of the natural stones in the Great Basin. As you walk around the site it is easy to picture a life lived centuries ago. Also at the site you will find , mortars grinding stones and pestles and evidence of a rock-ringed ceremonial area. Below the Petroglyphs is Willow Creek which offers some great fishing, hunting and hiking trails.

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How to get to the Belfast Petroglyphs

To get there take 395 East to Johnstonville Rd,

Go left on Johnstonville .7 miles to Center Rd and take a right.

Continue on Center Rd for about 7.7 miles to Belfast Rd.

Go left on Belfast for about 3 miles.

On your way you will pass a bridge that is posted no trespassing these signs are for the property bordering the road, not the road.

About 3 miles out you will see a kiosk off to your left, Turn here and park at the kiosk which has information about the petroglyphs.

Remember take only photographs and leave only footprints.

The trail starts just behind the kiosk.