4 miles
814 ft
-361 ft
Avg time
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Gateway Details

  • Riding Area
    Mt. Shasta
    Mt. Shasta, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    April to November (snow permitting)
  • TTFs on Trail
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking
    #15761 in Mountain Biking

Gateway trail is the primary access trail on a small network of about a half dozen machine built trails. With several small pirate trails interlinking. The network has decent signage and access from opposite ends. Shastice park serves as one entrance from the southern end with a paved parking lot and bathroom facilities. The trails are access from directly behind the skate park. The other entrance at the Northern end is on the right hand side of Everette Memorial Hwy, approximately 1/2 mile past the rail road tracks crossing. This consists of a small dirt lot with a large map and signage. No facilities here.

You can expect to encounter people walking with dogs in both directions. Mostly on the flatter sections, but stay alert and share the trails. Summer time bring lose dry and rocky soil throughout the network. Spring and fall moisture transforms the dirt into a fantastic tacky and fast rolling hard pack. Soil dries quickly so catching it within a day or two after a rain storm will offer the best conditions.

The network is also fed by the much older gravity trails from higher up on the mountain. They are not regularly maintained or machine built so if you venture out to find them, you can expect a totally different experience. Most are Black Diamond to Double Black Diamond, with mandatory rock features, rough terrain throughout, and steep descents. These gravity trails can be hard to find and are not sanctioned at this time (early 2017).

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Gateway bike trail
  • Altitude change
    453 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,941 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,397 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,941 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,394 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4,924 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,848 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Jun 20, 2018
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to gateway-54457 trailhead (41.323974, -122.288109)
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Gateway Trail Reports

Jun 20, 2018 @ 9:46am
Jun 20, 2018
Oct 24, 2017 @ 2:44pm
Oct 24, 2017
trail is riding great
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Apr 30, 2018 @ 10:49pm
Apr 30, 2018
Gateway, Vancouver

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