Between Butt Lake and Lake Almanor to the north west is a few hundred miles of roads like this. The more you ride them the more you recognize the color of the dirt. If you know the color of the dirt you know what part of the area you are in. My Garmin Montana helps a little too
A little road construction on hwy 36 in Chester
Out of Chester there is a road to Drakesbad that cuts over to Child's Meadows. My dad and I road it last time I was up here to get to Lassen Park and its a nice wide gravel road with some quiet pavement stretches.
Probably my favorite type of road sign of all time:
About 8 miles of this:
To get to this:
Past Wilson Lake:
From Wilson Lake you continue on down the hill until you reach Hwy 36 again at Child's Meadows. The Meadows themselves are of pretty good size for this area. Its sort of at the base of Lassen Park and to my understanding used to be a "resort" destination. It's definitely seen some better days though.