Tehama County was formed from parts of Butte, Colusa, and Shasta Counties in 1856. The county is primarily rural, with terrain varying from the high point in the Sierras at 8,200 feet down to the Sacramento River valley, just 341 feet above sea level. The economy is driven by ranching, farming and timber production.
Outdoor recreation options include camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, golfing, snow skiing, and boating. Given its rural nature, visitors will find opportunities ranging from day hikes all the way to week-long backpacking adventures.
- 1 Shasta County
- 2 Plumas County
- 3 Butte County
- 4 Glenn County - Bordering Tehama County to the south, Glenn County is an agricultural region that is most likely to be experienced by travelers passing through on Interstate 5. While it lacks significant amenities, there are a few options for travelers to experience small-town America at events such as the Glenn County Fair, held in mid-May in the town of Orland, or at the Thunderhill Raceway Park outside of Willows, home to the longest automobile race in the United States: the 25 Hours of Thunderhill.
- 5 Mendocino County
- 6 Trinity County