Burnt Ranch is a tiny unincorporated community in Trinity County, California of 325 people. It has a school, store and a post office. The ZIP Code is 95527. The community is inside area code 530. The novelist Bryan Malessa wrote The Flight while living at a remote ranch at the end of Friedrich Road (Forest Route 5N25), blocked by a gate.
In the state legislature Burnt Ranch is located in the 4th Senate District, represented by Republican Sam Aanestad, and in the 1st Assembly District, represented by Democrat Patty Berg. Federally, Burnt Ranch is located in California's 2nd congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +13 and is represented by Republican Wally Herger.