24 miles
5,383 ft
-5,659 ft
1,911 ft
High Point

This route was created with the goal of connecting three of my favorite trails in Redding--Snail Trail, Trail 58, and French Fry--in one ride, with minimal road time.

You could shorten it in various ways including (a) cutting out Wintu and going straight up Escalator, (b) going clockwise around Mule Mountain to the top of Snail Trail (instead of CCW), and/or (c) cutting out Area 51, Salt Creek, and Trail 58 and riding straight to the French Fry TH along the road (Swasey to Eureka).

Alternatively, you could drive from Swasey TH (after you come down Snail Trail) to the French Fry TH, ride from the end of French Fry along Iron Mountain Road to Trail 58, and take that back to the French Fry TH.

Whatever you do, definitely bring plenty of food and water and plan to be riding for at least a few hours.

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More Stats for Redding Classic (Swasey to French Fry) mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -277 ft
  • Altitude min
    666 ft
  • Altitude start
    946 ft
  • Altitude end
    669 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Trail transparency
Berm build for BLM
Berm build for BLM
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Feb 11, 2016
Jefferson State Trail Alliance build.

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Meiner's Loop
Nov 6, 2018 @ 5:19pm
Nov 6, 2018
Snail Trail
Nov 6, 2018 @ 5:19pm
Nov 6, 2018
Mule Ridge
Sep 1, 2018 @ 8:05pm
Sep 1, 2018
Still 20 plus oak trees across trail. It’s not ready for riding yet.
Lower Mule Mt
Jul 21, 2018 @ 12:17pm
Jul 21, 2018
Wintu Loop
Jul 9, 2018 @ 6:40am
Jul 9, 2018
Clear - Brush trimmed back by RTA - July 2018 reporter
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