Salt Creek Loop

MODERATE 5 reviews

Salt Creek Loop is a 3.5 mile loop trail located near Shasta, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and horses. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

3.5 miles
1,082 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly


horseback riding

trail running



wild flowers

Creeks, springtime wildflowers and terrific views of Mt. Lassen, Redding, and greater Shasta County are seen during the east side climb. The area was used by the Wintu Indians for hundreds of years and more recently, during the Gold Rush Era. Stone walls and some mining prospects are visible.

5 months ago

Couldn’t get to the trail head when I tried two weeks ago. A large tree had fallen across the road about 3/4 of a mile past the end of the pavement. There was no warning because you can’t see it until you come around a turn so you’re stuck. Cliff on one side, mountain on the other. I had to back up on a narrow, twisting road quite a ways before finding a spot to turn around. Scary! I wouldn’t recommend this one unless you know that tree has been cleared. Mtn bikes can probably go under the tree but cars and horses can’t.

8 months ago

Drove over Mule Town Road in our little RAV4 to get here, and although we had to take it slow, the conditions were still fine. The trail can be a little narrow and testy to follow, but once you get out of the river bed you have some nice views north and lots of beautiful oaks.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Mule town road was hard to reach it is currently washed out. It would be best if you have a four wheel drive vehicle to reach the trail head. Salt creek trail was alright although it was poorly maintained. It was hard to follow at certain spots where the trail was not marked. It had some pretty cool views on top of the valley. The trail loops back down to the where the beginning of the trail starts.

6 months ago

trail running
Sunday, April 23, 2017