1.6 miles
Distance
21 ft
Climb
-739 ft
Descent
00:06:58
Avg time

Snail Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    All Seasons
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #4643 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #18715 in Trail Running
    • #80659 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    BLM

Snail Trail is arguably the most popular trail in Redding. Originally built circa 2014 by BLM, the Redding Trail Alliance has iteratively improved this trail over the years with a couple realignments and the addition of berms, rollers, and jumps. The trail can be categorized as a fast flow trail with many berms and rollers. Riders with moderate skills and above will have a blast on Snail trail. Be prepared for a few steep 180 degree turns and blind corners. There are not any technical rock features on and, in general, the tread is fairly wide. The section below the intersection with Backpocket includes a few swooping turns across a small gully before terminating at a tributary of Olney Creek. Fun fact: Snail Trail is named after a rare species of snail that occurs in the area and was considered during the environmental clearance process of trail development.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Snail Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -719 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,106 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,824 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,824 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,106 ft
  • Grade
    -8.6%
  • Grade max
    -58.3%
  • Grade min
    10.8%
  • Distance climb
    384 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    1,473 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:58
  • Avg reverse time
    00:17:17
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on Dec 22, 2023
Ideal
Avg: 4.3 (17 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      Snail Trail Trail Reports

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      Dec 22, 2023 @ 3:06pm
      Dec 22, 2023
      Totally rideable, but there is a large tree across the trail about 2/3 down. There is room to see it and stop, but only just barely.
      Oct 29, 2023 @ 5:20am
      Oct 29, 2023
      Overall good, could use some grooming
      Sep 26, 2023 @ 4:22am
      Sep 26, 2023
      Aug 10, 2023 @ 1:44pm
      Aug 10, 2023
      Dry per usual this time of year. No issues.
      May 27, 2023 @ 12:45am
      May 27, 2023
      Great shape
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 13 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 440 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
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      • 6,457 rides
      • Last: Feb 27, 2024

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      Dec 24, 2022 @ 7:15am
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      Apr 5, 2022 @ 10:06am
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      Sep 19, 2021 @ 11:14pm
      Sep 19, 2021

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      Riding at 5:30AM to Avoid 110 Deg F!
      8:29 | 63 | Jul 15, 2023 , Redding
      Berm build for BLM
      0:27 | 372 | Feb 11, 2016 , Redding
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