Mule Mountain Pass

MODERATE 2 reviews

Mule Mountain Pass is a 8.8 mile out and back trail located near Redding, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2312 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

Look for mountain bikes either chuffing uphill or, especially, rolling downhill on this sometimes narrow trail. Whether you start at the Meiner's Loop or Wintu Loop parking areas, expect to see abundant features from the earliest days of California gold mining and occasional prehistoric encampments that escaped the impacts of that mining. Hopscotch across the upper reaches of Olney Creek and enjoy the springtime flowers! Challenge yourself on the ascent to Mule Mountain Pass or just "skunk around" on the flatter, eastern section of the Trail. Either way, it'll be a good time.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike overall. Finding the top of Mule Mountain can prove somewhat difficult, as there are a number of branching points along the trail. Solid view of Whiskey Town from the top. (Hiked January 2017)