Middle Creek Trail is a 6.2 mile out and back trail located near Redding, California. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

6.2 miles
538 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


mountain biking

road biking

trail running


partially paved

rails trails

"Stand and deliver!" Find the spot of the notorious Wells Fargo stage robbery by the dastardly Ruggles brothers. Any part of this trail is a trip in time. The upper portion of this paved trail lays atop the old "River Road" built in 1883 to connect the withering Shasta City to the Central Pacific Railroad in nearby Redding. Look for stone walls from the original construction of that route within the picturesque and rugged Middle Creek canyon. The lower portion of the trail is located atop a railroad grade that was used to bring ore from the Iron Mountain mines to refineries in the Bay area. Now this gentle grade brings users to and from the Sacramento River Trail. Ride into the town of Old Shasta (go west on 299) and checkout the Shasta State Historic Park and museum, it's a great place for a picnic.

4 months ago

A couple notes, if you have to park behind the gate because it’s locked, the trail is not to your right. That is a mountain bike trail. Walk forward about 200 yards and you will find a sign and a paved trail the entire way. It’s super easy but not much to see. For taking kids, (bikes, strollers) it’s great.

9 months ago

Easy Trail with beautiful views of the creek and surrounding area. You can connect to longer trails as well.

7 months ago