9 miles
Distance
1,788 ft
Climb
-1,466 ft
Descent
00:37:27
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Upper Sacramento Ditch Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
    Shasta Cascade
    Whiskeytown, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    all seasons
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #37647 in Mountain Biking

This trail rides well both directions, fairly flat. Great for XC and Cyclocross and all mountain bikes. This trail links with several others, you can make it short or long. Depending which direction you are going you can either start or end at Shasta Dam.

Access Info

Start near the south end of the Shasta Dam parking lot.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Upper Sacramento Ditch bike trail
  • Altitude change
    322 ft
  • Altitude min
    741 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,096 ft
  • Altitude start
    741 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,063 ft
  • Grade
    0.71%
  • Grade max
    -41.155%
  • Grade min
    35.209%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    00:37:27
  • Avg reverse time
    00:31:11
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Status:
on Feb 5, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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 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
  • 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
  • Other Other
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      Upper Sacramento... Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Feb 5, 2018 @ 1:12pm
      Feb 5, 2018
      Currently in great shape.
      Apr 29, 2017 @ 2:44pm
      Apr 29, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 5 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 119 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Tomac2112 (Sep 5, 2018 at 7:35)
       I think the elevation numbers for this trail are wrong. At almost 1800' in under 9 miles it would be a Cat 2 climb, which definitely doesn't feel "fairly flat". Thinking about riding up there this fall with a kid, but if those numbers are correct it is not kid friendly.
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