Upper Sacramento Ditch Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

Upper Sacramento Ditch Trail is a 15.8 mile out and back trail located near Redding, California that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
15.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
836 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The trail was rediscovered and redeveloped by local historian Chuck Hornbeck, community volunteers, and BLM. The trail follows the path of a historic mining railroad on the east side of the Sacramento River. It features gentle grades suitable for all age groups. The rail line was used in the early 1900's to haul quartz used as flux for nearby copper smelting at Kennett (now under Shasta Lake).

walking
3 months ago

This trail has been of great help to my recovery from lower leg reconstruction. The grades are mild and surface in great shape. Scenery changes throughout the seasons make it an all year favorite for me.

trail running
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Not a bad run, make sure to leave nice and early to avoid the summer heat!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Pretty trail... bring lots of water!

hiking
Monday, January 16, 2017

Beautiful trail!

3 months ago

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017