Bailey Cove Loop Trail

MODERATE 38 reviews

Bailey Cove Loop Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lakehead, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
226 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

hiking
15 days ago

Great trail with awesome views... very surprised with the negative review. The trail is very good with clay and rock base and very firm footing with awesome views of the lake. Far better than most... The only possible negative for me was the 1st 1/2 you're hearing the noise from I-5 but the positive is it's very close. The backside of the hike is across from probably the largest fresh water marina I've seen. The main dock was way over 1/4 mile long. Also surprising was how different the growth and type of trees from the north and south side of hike was. I did another trail just a couple of miles away called Waters Gulch. Didn't notice a fee box so hopefully a ticket won't follow me home...

hiking
22 days ago

We were only there for an hour. And there was no way for anyone to keep track of the fees. So we ran onto the woods. Beautiful. Probably would be sketchy with kids or older people. There were a lot of lizards on the sunny side. And you’d prob want to watch for other possible reptiles. Great views of the lake. A great trail to stretch your legs on, if your on a long drive. We were traveling back to WA, from CA, and is was right off the freeway. Quick access on, and off. If you have charcoal and food, you could bbq at the pits that are available. Picnic tables and all.

2 months ago

Be warned $6.00 day use fee.
Hike is not worth the money.
Poorly maintained monotonous trail that is narrow, so much so that many times your outside foot is perilously inches away from the steep banks down to the lake.
No shoring has been done to make the trail safe,.
You will be hiking under the Forest canopy with a photo worthy view opening up maybe 3 or 4 times.
We won’t be back when there are so many other safe and free trails with much more to offer.

walking
3 months ago

Great hike around the lake. Shasta lake was about 50’ down. Still beautiful!

3 months ago

This was a very easy hike. No incline...I would consider it more of a walk but it has nice views of Shasta Lake the entire way.

hiking
3 months ago

Day fee site (as of Dec 31, 2017 $6 fee cash or check only).

Beautiful hike. Moderate incline. Amazing lake views.

The South side of the trail has road noise for about 1/2 mile and the North side has docks and house boats for the first 1/4-1/3 mile (although in the summer I assume the docks are clear and less noisy as people float the lake). Quiet and glorious views fill the middle 2 miles of the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

We really enjoyed this trail today. Easy hike with incredible views.

hiking
8 months ago

Enjoyed this nice little lake hike. Pretty view the whole time

mountain biking
8 months ago

The trail needs some bush cleared and trees removed. It was a ok to ride. The heavy rains of the winter have washed out dirt up to the trail. In need of some maintenance.

10 months ago

it was a good hike wish there was an easy way down to the lake but ir was fun

hiking
11 months ago

It was a beautiful day for a hike! Trail is clear and the lake is full!

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

really nice easy trail. took us about about 1hr.and half stopping for pictures and geocaches. beautiful day

hiking
Monday, January 16, 2017

Trailhead begins at boat launch. Easy walking trail with some great views of the lake.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Very pleasant and easy walk with lots of shade. Beautiful views of the lake, up close, throughout the whole walk. Easy access down to the water. We took our time with photos and sitting to enjoy the peace. We did it in 3 hours.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A couple areas where we needed to watch out for footing. We enjoyed the break from a long drive up from eureka, wonderful to see the lake up close and stick out feet in in the water

hiking
Friday, April 29, 2016

Very easy trail to hike or jog. Absolutely beautiful landscape. Took me about 45 mins, took a pictures as I went.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Beautiful morning walk around Shasta lake. The water is rising and views are amazing.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

this walk would have been nice years ago when shasta was full and lush. when I went out yesterday it was very dry and dull. the walk is very easy if that's what your looking for its for you but not much to look at.

hiking
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sign posted that trail is closed due to tread washed out.

hiking
Sunday, December 22, 2013

Easy, level loop along Lake Shasta. Quite a bit of shade for the warmer days. Great views. 2 minute drive off highway 5. Take the "Shasta Caverns" exit about 10 minutes north of Redding. Stay to the right down to the boat launch and look for the trail head signs at the end of the parking lot. 1 hour hike at a leisure pace.

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