Wintu Loop

EASY 9 reviews

Wintu Loop is a 3.1 mile loop trail located near Redding, California. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
603 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

A nice loop trail in a Swasey area. From the picnic area high on the ridge you have great views of Lassen Peak and Mount Shasta. On a clear day you might see Sutter Buttes.

hiking
20 days ago

Nice quiet trail, I'd say more of a moderate hike just because the trail is rough and there's a lot of up and down. The bottom half of the loop was actually the toughest because it looks as if it's designed for biking, so you have to be careful not to slip. Pretty westward views along the highest points.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Well groomed trail with a decent amount of shade. It was definitely designed for mountain biking more than hiking, but it was beautiful nonetheless. Pretty good incline- gets the heart pumping!

hiking
4 months ago

trail running
5 months ago

On BLM land in Swasey Rec Area, another amazingly groomed trail - best for Mtn Biking... I went fairly late on Mothers Day w Murphy and (still rehabbing hamstring) and went against the grain for the jumps and so on... we were hiking/running so obviously didn't want to disturb the bikes, but we only saw one dude, Murphy stood to the side and waited and all was well...
Excellent short trail run, we started by going down the work way - so murphy could get into the Creek before we ran.... then doubled back up the Wintu Trail Loop... varied as we went up... some hot spots but plenty of shaded and cool areas in the mid lower levels up and down... You must take the spur to the picnic table (everything is extremely well marked)... because if it's a clear day, the view is terrific, as you can see. I'm still about fifty percent but pretty much pain free... so looking forward to PT to get back better...
also quite a few horses in this area so Murphy as always stays clear of them!

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Went hiking with my daughter on Easter weekend! Beautiful day with great views! Trail is nicely shaded and but it's more for bikers then hikers! Part of the trail is closed off for maintenance FYI. Not sure why the description says it's 2 miles because it's 3 miles.

Saturday, April 30, 2016