Shasta Lake, CA Bike Trails and Maps

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Blue Gravel Mine Trail

1.75 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Clover Creek Preserve Trail

2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Middle Creek Trail (CA)

3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Sacramento River Rail Trail

11.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Sacramento River Trail

12.27 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Stanford Hills Trail

0.84 mi
State: CA
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Blue Gravel Mine Trail winds through southern neighborhoods of Redding. Although the trail parallels Buenaventura Boulevard and Canyon Creek Road for its entire route, it is generally set far back...
CA 1.75 mi Asphalt
Paved trails on either side of Clover Creek combine with a loop around a retention pond to form a larger trail loop through Clover Creek Preserve in Redding. The scenic area offers views of the...
CA 2 mi Asphalt
The Middle Creek Trail provides a gentle 2-mile climb along a former railroad bed from the river bottom up to its intersection with Iron Mountain Road. From there, the trail follows an old stagecoach...
CA 3 mi Asphalt
Over the years the Bureau of Land Management, with many partners, has worked diligently to develop one of the premier trail destinations in the West. North of Redding, the Sacramento River Rail Trail...
CA 11.1 mi Asphalt
Tucked away in Northern California's Shasta County is the charming town of Redding, which over the years has worked diligently to become one of the premier trail destinations in the West. The pride of...
CA 12.27 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Stanford Hills Trail is a short spur off the much longer Sacramento River Trail, the gem of Redding's trail network. The paved path primarily serves to transport residents of the Stanford Hills...
CA 0.84 mi Asphalt

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Sacramento River Rail Trail

CA - 11.1 miles

Over the years the Bureau of Land Management, with many partners, has worked diligently to develop one of the premier trail destinations in the West. North of Redding, the Sacramento River Rail Trail...

Sacramento River Trail

CA - 12.27 miles

Tucked away in Northern California's Shasta County is the charming town of Redding, which over the years has worked diligently to become one of the premier trail destinations in the West. The pride of...

Clover Creek Preserve Trail

CA - 2 miles

Paved trails on either side of Clover Creek combine with a loop around a retention pond to form a larger trail loop through Clover Creek Preserve in Redding. The scenic area offers views of the...

Blue Gravel Mine Trail

CA - 1.75 miles

The Blue Gravel Mine Trail winds through southern neighborhoods of Redding. Although the trail parallels Buenaventura Boulevard and Canyon Creek Road for its entire route, it is generally set far back...

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Middle Creek Trail (CA)

CA - 3 miles

The Middle Creek Trail provides a gentle 2-mile climb along a former railroad bed from the river bottom up to its intersection with Iron Mountain Road. From there, the trail follows an old stagecoach...

Stanford Hills Trail

CA - 0.84 miles

The Stanford Hills Trail is a short spur off the much longer Sacramento River Trail, the gem of Redding's trail network. The paved path primarily serves to transport residents of the Stanford Hills...

Sacramento River Trail

CA - 12.27 miles

Tucked away in Northern California's Shasta County is the charming town of Redding, which over the years has worked diligently to become one of the premier trail destinations in the West. The pride of...

Sacramento River Rail Trail

CA - 11.1 miles

Over the years the Bureau of Land Management, with many partners, has worked diligently to develop one of the premier trail destinations in the West. North of Redding, the Sacramento River Rail Trail...

Clover Creek Preserve Trail

CA - 2 miles

Paved trails on either side of Clover Creek combine with a loop around a retention pond to form a larger trail loop through Clover Creek Preserve in Redding. The scenic area offers views of the...

Blue Gravel Mine Trail

CA - 1.75 miles

The Blue Gravel Mine Trail winds through southern neighborhoods of Redding. Although the trail parallels Buenaventura Boulevard and Canyon Creek Road for its entire route, it is generally set far back...

Accordion

Middle Creek Trail (CA)

CA - 3 miles

The Middle Creek Trail provides a gentle 2-mile climb along a former railroad bed from the river bottom up to its intersection with Iron Mountain Road. From there, the trail follows an old stagecoach...

Stanford Hills Trail

CA - 0.84 miles

The Stanford Hills Trail is a short spur off the much longer Sacramento River Trail, the gem of Redding's trail network. The paved path primarily serves to transport residents of the Stanford Hills...

Stanford Hills Trail

CA - 0.84 miles

The Stanford Hills Trail is a short spur off the much longer Sacramento River Trail, the gem of Redding's trail network. The paved path primarily serves to transport residents of the Stanford Hills...

Blue Gravel Mine Trail

CA - 1.75 miles

The Blue Gravel Mine Trail winds through southern neighborhoods of Redding. Although the trail parallels Buenaventura Boulevard and Canyon Creek Road for its entire route, it is generally set far back...

Clover Creek Preserve Trail

CA - 2 miles

Paved trails on either side of Clover Creek combine with a loop around a retention pond to form a larger trail loop through Clover Creek Preserve in Redding. The scenic area offers views of the...

Sacramento River Rail Trail

CA - 11.1 miles

Over the years the Bureau of Land Management, with many partners, has worked diligently to develop one of the premier trail destinations in the West. North of Redding, the Sacramento River Rail Trail...

Accordion

Sacramento River Trail

CA - 12.27 miles

Tucked away in Northern California's Shasta County is the charming town of Redding, which over the years has worked diligently to become one of the premier trail destinations in the West. The pride of...

Middle Creek Trail (CA)

CA - 3 miles

The Middle Creek Trail provides a gentle 2-mile climb along a former railroad bed from the river bottom up to its intersection with Iron Mountain Road. From there, the trail follows an old stagecoach...

Recent Trail Reviews

Sacramento River Trail

several sections closed

October, 2018 by adshaikh

We hit trail closures from Sundial Park on both sides making it impossible to do a loop or to go very far. On the North side of the river, The Sacramento River Trail Bridge was closed so you can’t cross over to the other side there and have to turn around a backtrack. On the south side, the trail is closed at the Middle Creek Trail intersection. We ended up riding the Middle Creek Trail which travels through burned, scorched woods.

Great Shasta Rail Trail

Great trail- but be careful!

September, 2018 by 777horsegir

Beautiful trees on the trail. The area is beautiful. After about 1.5-2 miles on the trail, there is a bridge over a creek and that is so gorgeous!

But a couple of things to beware of. 1- there are no signs on the side of the road so when you turn off the 89 it is 1 mile- so just pay attention to the mileage. You do see the red cinders and the trail going up the road, so that helps to ID the trail. Also not a lot of places to park.

The biggest issue was the red cinder substrate. It was very loose and thick so not only is it tough to steer in but, pulls your bicycle tires so it is tough to ride. The shoulders are VERY LOOSE (substrate) and the center of the trail road is also higher and loose so tough to cross over it from side to side. After about 2 miles on the trail there was a hard packed dirt road so we left the trail and followed the dirt road which was so much easier to steer and ride on.

We will not be back. Maybe once the substrate gets rained on and is more compact it might be better but we almost wrecked on our bicycles several times and my husband has a fat bike (so the tires are bigger - more like a motorcycle) and I have mountain bike tires and so they both should have been ok in the substrate but it was tough!

Blue Gravel Mine Trail

it's a good trail... it has super big steep hills.

July, 2018 by jimbobweg

it's a good trail... it has super big steep hills.

Accordion

Sacramento River Trail

Gorgeous

June, 2017 by danomccollam

My wife and I did this loop on two different occassions while visiting Redding. We had no trouble finding the trail head or sticking on the trail. The scenery as you head toward the damn is absolutely gorgeous--large boulders, spring flowers, and the beautiful blue and green colors of the fountain head of the Sacramento river.

The trail on one side of the river is almost totally flat, while the trail on the other side is a roller coaster of short up and downhill climbs. There are several creeks you cross and plenty of benches to stop and enjoy the scenery. There are even some public restrooms.

I'm sure we will do this trail on every visit to Redding.

Sacramento River Trail

An ok Trail

June, 2015 by mjerabek

This is a well maintained trail, but very confusing for visitors. The route is through various parks, parking lots, senior centers and private neighborhoods. However, there is a total lack of directional signs. Even a simple sign with a directional arrow would be sufficient. The trail on the north side is hilly, but the trail on the south side is more of a converted rail bed. We rode the trail on a Friday and it was very busy.

Sacramento River Trail

Beautiful trail!!!!!

May, 2015 by fiyero

Short but sweet! Immaculate paved bike trail with amazing views of the Sac River! We will be back!

Sacramento River Trail

Nice loop ride

December, 2014 by trail53link

Rode every mile on TrailLink's map of this trail. Great scenery and excellent trail surface. I recommend the Middle Creek spur as well. The east side of the river is not really a rail type trail. It's a roller coaster ride but lots of fun to do coming downstream.

Sacramento River Rail Trail

Great trail.

December, 2014 by trail53link

Rode the entire route yesterday. The only downside was the first two miles from Keswick Dam. It's not a typical gradual rail grade. Great scenery, great surface, and no traffic noise. At one point I just stopped to enjoy the silence.

I recommend pushing up the switchback road between the north end of the trail to Shasta Dam. They offer great views and tours of the dam. You can actually ride across the top of the dam, unlike the dams in Washington State.

Sacramento River Rail Trail

Wow! How did I not know about this?

May, 2014 by lstrom2

Departed from Keswick Dam parking area this morning. The first 1/2 mile is seriously steep, immediately, but after a mile or two of some good ups and downs, it is pretty close to flat along the water all the way to the campground below Shasta Dam.

The trail is paved and in excellent condition, just fine for my road bike; could have used the hill climbing gears on my mountain bike in a couple of spots near the beginning. Beautiful ride. Take water. Vault toilets at both ends, in remarkably clean condition for that type of facility. I will go back, maybe kyak, too, next time.

Sacramento River Rail Trail

Redding to Shasta

May, 2013 by mkoyama

We started this ride from the Sundial Bridge in Redding which added another 8 miles each way. At the Shasta campgrounds destination, we decided to ride up to Shasta Dam. A moderately steep 2 to 3 miles uphill, but the view from the dam and the ride back was worth it.

Road surface was excellent all the way through, and crowd traffic was reasonable. Very nice views of the river and lake. Bring lots of water and imagine that it can be hot in the summer.

If you're inclined to start from the Sundial Bridge, the bike trail on the south side of the river has less foot traffic which makes riding more pleasurable. Total of about 44 miles.

Clover Creek Preserve Trail

Clover Creek Preserve

April, 2012 by live to ride

I saw the Clover Creek Preserve on The Rail To Trails web site. Coming up from Red Bluff about 28 Miles to see it and I was not disappointed. The preserve itself is a 123 acre site that has a 400 acre feet check site for a 100 years flood to protect the homes down stream. There are several different paths, with the main one around the rim being paved. The parking area is where a road was going go through, and now a very large parking area. It seem to be very popular with neighborhood as there was quit a few bicyclist, runner, walker, and people out for the day. The only drawback is that there is no shade, as its an open area. I found it was fun to take my adult trike and ride to my heart content. In the Redding area, its one of the little hidden gems.

If you are coming up Interstate five, take the exit onto South Bonnyview/ Chun Creek Road and take a right, go straight , pass the Standard Station until you see a road going up a hill, and flow that road as it goes up (Rancho Road) until you see a sign on the right saying “Shasta View Road” or you see a stone wall on the left. Turn before the stone wall and follow the road until you see a parking lot at a stop sign on you right.

Sacramento River Rail Trail

Update to the sacramento River Rail Trail.

August, 2011 by 1d13bb

As of early 2011, the Sacramento River Rail Trail is completely paved. So now you can ride on pavement from Redding at the Sun Dial Bridge to Shasta dam.

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