56.7 miles
5,070 ft
-5,071 ft
1,727 ft
High Point

This route has been designed for the Bigfoot Adventure Challenge (bigfootadventurechallenge.com) but is great for anyone looking for a route from downtown Redding to a good chunk of gravel in Whiskeytown NRA.

The route starts in downtown Redding (Bike Depot start) and heads to the Sacramento River Drive and from there a tour of river trail (take a pic at the Sundial Bridge) and City streets to southwest Redding and Branstetter Road. From Branstetter its rural County paved roads all the way to Mule Town Road which quickly becomes a gravel road and into Whiskeytown NRA. Once in Whiskeytown NRA it's paved and mostly gravel roads to and along Whiskeytown Lake to the Carr Power House. Once at Carr it's reverse your route to Mule Town Road and then take the yet to be traveled Mule Town Road to Old Shasta and then paved trail and some paved road back to your start.

Detailed Description
BAC - Gravel - Advanced - DT Carr Power House Ride is a 57 mile popular intermediate route located near Redding California. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 5,070 ft with a max elevation of 1,727 ft then descends -5,071 ft.
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More Stats for BAC - Gravel - Advanced - DT Carr Power House Ride mountain bike route
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    5 hr 16 min
  • Altitude min
    465 ft
  • Altitude start
    562 ft
  • Altitude end
    561 ft
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    24 miles
  • Distance down
    24 miles
  • Distance flat
    9 miles
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