Piety Hill Loop

EASY 8 reviews

Piety Hill Loop is a 4.1 mile loop trail located near Redding, California that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.1 miles
501 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly


mountain biking

trail running




wild flowers


Stunning views of Clear Creek Canyon and the Sacramento Valley await anyone who takes this beautiful loop trail, however springtime is particularly beautiful with the many wild flowers. Much of the trail is within open grasslands and oak woodlands which enhances vista opportunities. The openness also help reduce the potential for startling other trail users. Look for evidence of some of the earliest placer gold mining in California. Unlike other areas, gold mining was over quickly thus allowing natural recovery and protecting early mining-related features. See if you can find an old cabin site or trace the route of a long-abandoned ditch!

3 months ago

I thought this trail was more difficult than the clover dale loop right next to it. An awesome trail with awesome vistas.

horseback riding
4 months ago

We have ridden piety loop a couple times and it’s an easy ride. Rocky in some spots and no water where we went but for a quick ride it’s perfect. About 90 min with spots to trot or lope. The Horsetown trail connects to make a longer ride. Scenery is beautiful and no roaming dogs when we went.

9 months ago

Beautiful area. It was a little confusing at first but there are two separate trails going on here. One is mostly flat and the other goes up the hill to a vista point. Both gorgeous

Monday, May 15, 2017

This trail is very overgrown with lots and lots of poison oak and mosquitoes. I'd recommend hiking in pants and bringing bug spray. We didn't make it far into this hike with our little one because of the poison oak. I've never hiked such a poorly maintained trail, but it was beautiful nonetheless.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Enjoyable hike. Most of the trail is very easy. Only the starting/ending section edges into moderate.

4 months ago

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017