35.4 miles
Distance
3,095 ft
Climb
-3,089 ft
Descent
1,097 ft
High Point

About 2K feet of elevation gain. Not 5K like it says.

-0 miles, Start at the Keswick Dam river trail parking lot. Head south down the river trail.
-0.6 miles, turn left and go over ribbon bridge. continue straight onto FB trail.
-2.5 miles, cross Keswick Dam Blvd and continue on FB trail.
-5.2 miles, stay left towards FB trail.
-9.5 miles, left towards signs to FB/Hornbeck trail.
-10.2 miles, Left on Hornbeck trail.
-10.8 miles, stay right at the split.
-11.0 miles, stay left to Hornbeck trail.
-11.7 miles, right to Hornbeck trail.
-16.3 miles, stay straight on Upper Sac Ditch trail.
-21.4 miles, end of Sac Ditch Trail. Head left on the road, cross Shasta Dam and head south down the paved road. Follow to the bottom and through the OHV parking lot.
-24.1 miles, turn left onto the Sacramento River Trail.
-32.1 miles, turn left towards signs for Keswick Dam.
-34.2 miles, turn left off the paved trail onto the dirt Fisherman's Trail.
-35.3 miles, hit the road at the end of Fisherman's trail and go south for a couple hundred yards.
-35.5 miles, parking lot is on your right, You made it!

Detailed Description
2017 Mayor's MTB Challenge Keswick Loop is a 35 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Redding California. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 3,095 ft with a max elevation of 1,097 ft then descends -3,089 ft.
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4 Reviews & Comments

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ChristopherDfJweM (May 13, 2022 at 19:05)
Trail FB (Lower)
Did this downhill not the climb. Good little ride. Well maintained and pretty easy. A couple fun sections.
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ChristopherDfJweM (May 13, 2022 at 19:04)
Trail Fisherman's
Not very well maintained. Some trees down. Decent views, but not completely with it. Very thin sections and some dangerous drop offs. Meh…
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aguynamedjoe SCMTS Staff (Jul 11, 2019 at 15:38)
This is a super mellow trail that is nearly flat, except the dam end, which is an easy switchback grade. The trail used to be a water flume, so it’s real consistent in grade. The majority of the ride by the dam is in shade, which is nice.
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Tomac2112 (Sep 5, 2018 at 7:35)
I think the elevation numbers for this trail are wrong. At almost 1800' in under 9 miles it would be a Cat 2 climb, which definitely doesn't feel "fairly flat". Thinking about riding up there this fall with a kid, but if those numbers are correct it is not kid friendly.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • AKA
    Keswick loop
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    65
More Stats for 2017 Mayor's MTB Challenge Keswick Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    521 ft
  • Altitude start
    567 ft
  • Altitude end
    574 ft
  • Grade max
    -36.4%
  • Grade min
    51.1%
  • Distance climb
    14 miles
  • Distance down
    13 miles
  • Distance flat
    8 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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FB (Lower)
Nov 6, 2022 @ 2:41am
Nov 6, 2022
Upper Sacramento Ditch
Aug 9, 2022 @ 3:43pm
Aug 9, 2022
No obstacles, pretty dry very dusty. Expect lots of rocks cropping out in the middle of the trail. It does get bumpy at points. Starting from Shasta Dam it's a fairly easy ride.
Sacramento Rail Trail
Jun 20, 2022 @ 10:47am
Jun 20, 2022
Great trail. Overgrown a little on the fringes of the trail.
Upper FB Trail
May 29, 2022 @ 11:55am
May 29, 2022
Sacramento Rail (South)
Mar 7, 2021 @ 11:06am
Mar 7, 2021
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