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.
Local Trail AssociationRedding Trail Alliance (www.reddingtrailalliance.org)
Trails in Route
Route TypePoint to Point
Bike typeDH, AM, XC, Fat
More Stats for Redding Classic (Swasey to French Fry) mountain bike route
Altitude change-277 ft
Altitude min666 ft
Altitude start946 ft
Altitude end669 ft
Distance climb11 miles
Distance down11 miles
Distance flat2 miles
- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Recent Trail Reports Along Route
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