4 miles
Distance
814 ft
Climb
-361 ft
Descent
00:27:14
Avg time
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Gateway Details

  • Riding Area
    Mt. Shasta
    Mt. Shasta, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    April to November (snow permitting)
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #15761 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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).

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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
    2.394%
  • Grade max
    -24.604%
  • Grade min
    31.435%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4,924 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,848 ft
  • Avg time
    00:27:14
  • Avg reverse time
    00:28:26
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on Jun 20, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
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  • < 50%
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  • < 2 weeks
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • less popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • TTF TTF
  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Gateway Trail Reports

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      Jun 20, 2018 @ 9:46am
      Jun 20, 2018
      Oct 24, 2017 @ 2:44pm
      Oct 24, 2017
      trail is riding great
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 4 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
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      • 93 rides
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      Apr 30, 2018 @ 10:49pm
      Apr 30, 2018

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