24.0 miles
Distance
3,368 ft
Climb
-3,628 ft
Descent
1,921 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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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Redding Classic (Swasey to French Fry) mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -260 ft
  • Altitude min
    684 ft
  • Altitude start
    944 ft
  • Altitude end
    682 ft
  • Grade
    -0.2%
  • Grade max
    -43.7%
  • Grade min
    46.5%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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The Escalator
Jan 16, 2022 @ 9:02pm
Jan 16, 2022
Snail Trail
Jan 16, 2022 @ 8:59pm
Jan 16, 2022
Clear and ripping
Mule Ridge
Oct 6, 2021 @ 7:18pm
Oct 6, 2021
Mule Mountain Loop
Sep 6, 2021 @ 12:07pm
Sep 6, 2021
Trees down on trail
Upper French Fry
May 12, 2021 @ 6:19pm
May 12, 2021
Small tree down across trail, can navigate over or around
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