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Blue Gravel Trail is a 4.4 mile out and back trail located near Redding, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and road biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.4 miles Elevation Gain: 249 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


road biking



wild flowers

This trail travels through a canyon near a seasonal creek and the old Blue Gravel Mine, once a gold mine in the area operated by the city. Relics from this era are still visible from the trail. Much of the trail offers trees and shade. The trail is especially beautiful in the springtime when wildflowers and butterflies abound. Trail connects to the Holiday Market shopping center which includes restaurants and other services.

6 months ago

A nice little paved trail that runs parallel a cute little creek. The noise from the road is loud in some places where the path runs close, but once it diverges off into the canyon it's much nicer. Very interesting informational plaque at the site of the old gold mine, though not much of the mine remains to see. Still makes for a nice walk through nature, especially in the spring with all the flowers and butterflies everywhere!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

This trail is on the edge of Redding California and is an all asphalt trail. I enjoyed the trail even though I didn’t get away from the city and the traffic. I’m glad I walked this trail and for anyone that likes a new trail each time out take the time to include this trail as one you have walked.

4 months ago

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Monday, January 23, 2017

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