Redding, Trinity Alps, & Mount Shasta Area Off-Highway Drives

in and around Redding, Trinity Alps, & Mount Shasta Area.

 
... Preview: Backbone Ridge Trail (not to be confused with North Coast #27: Backbone Road on the south side of Shasta Lake, or North Coast #22: Hobo Gulch Trail, which travels along another Backbone Ridge) begins ... Related information:... From the guidebook Backcountry Adventures: Northern California
Redding, CA - Off-Highway Drives - 8.4 miles   
... Preview: Backbone Road travels through a mix of private land and Shasta-Trinity National Forests south of Shasta Lake and north of California 299. Although marked as forest road 34N02 on maps, much of it trave ... Related information:... From the guidebook Backcountry Adventures: Northern California
Redding, CA - Off-Highway Drives - 17.6 miles   
... Preview: Beegum Gorge Trail leads down a long shelf road that wraps around Beegum Gorge, to finish at a small, undeveloped USFS camping area along Beegum Creek. The first part of the road climbs the rise above ... Related information:... From the guidebook Backcountry Adventures: Northern California
Red Bluff, CA - Off-Highway Drives - 7.5 miles    BestOff-Highway Drives Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Dramatic high views of massive Trinity Lake. See Mt. Shasta on a clear day. Secluded camping or picnicking. Alpine View Forest Service campground. Mostly a wide, graded road except for one steep, narr ... Related information:... From the guidebook Guide to Northern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails
Weaverville, CA - Off-Highway Drives - 22 miles   
... Preview: The Central Valley Project, begun in 1935, was conceived to control floods and provide hydroelectric power. Trinity Lake is one of several reservoirs resulting from the long-term project. Trinity Dam, ... Related information:... From the guidebook Backcountry Adventures: Northern California
Redding, CA - Off-Highway Drives - 13.1 miles   
... Preview: Deadwood Road is an easy run between Lewiston and French Gulch. Initially, the small single-lane road is paved because it accesses some private property, but it quickly turns to roughly graded dirt. T ... Related information:... From the guidebook Backcountry Adventures: Northern California
Redding, CA - Off-Highway Drives - 13 miles   
... Preview: Grizzly Peak’s summit, covered with manzanitas, stands high above the surrounding forests and valleys. However, Mount Shasta dwarfs it because it is nearly twice as high. The trail leaves North Coast ... Related information:... From the guidebook Backcountry Adventures: Northern California
McCloud, CA - Off-Highway Drives - 19.3 miles   
... Preview: This short loop passes the trailhead to Hall City Cave. The cave, set beneath a limestone cap, is reached by the easy graded dirt road and then a 0.3-mile hike. The trail starts in the small community ... Related information:... From the guidebook Backcountry Adventures: Northern California
Red Bluff, CA - Off-Highway Drives - 5.6 miles   
... Preview: This trail follows a graded dirt road through privately owned forest before entering Klamath National Forest for the climb to Herd Peak’s summit. Fire spotters occupy the lookout tower during the fire ... Related information:... From the guidebook Backcountry Adventures: Northern California
Weed, CA - Off-Highway Drives - 5.5 miles    BestOff-Highway Drives Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Hobo Gulch Trail travels a vehicle corridor into the Trinity Alps Wilderness and ends at the Hobo Gulch USFS Campground and North Fork Trailhead. The route starts at the site of Helena on California 2 ... Related information:... From the guidebook Backcountry Adventures: Northern California
Willow Creek, CA - Off-Highway Drives - 15.7 miles   
... Preview: This winding trail in Shasta-Trinity National Forests links two very pretty reservoirs. Both offer boating, developed sites for camping and picnicking, and a variety of fishing opportunities. The trai ... Related information:... From the guidebook Backcountry Adventures: Northern California
McCloud, CA - Off-Highway Drives - 13.2 miles    BestOff-Highway Drives Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: For travelers wanting a leisurely drive along the Klamath River, California 96 can be a disappointment. The mostly graded dirt Klamath River Road, on the south side of the river, is a much better alte ... Related information:... From the guidebook Backcountry Adventures: Northern California
Yreka, CA - Off-Highway Drives - 18.1 miles   
... Preview: Although Knob Peak Fire Lookout is only a short distance from California 36, it seems a world away. In dry weather, passenger vehicles can generally reach the lookout. The lookout stopped operating in ... Related information:... From the guidebook Backcountry Adventures: Northern California
Red Bluff, CA - Off-Highway Drives - 5.1 miles    BestOff-Highway Drives Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This short easy trail, suitable for all vehicles in dry weather, gives accesses to the McCloud River at a number of points. Although the trail only takes an hour to drive, it is a perfect trail for a ... Related information:... From the guidebook Backcountry Adventures: Northern California
McCloud, CA - Off-Highway Drives - 8.3 miles   
... Preview: The dominant feature of Shasta-Trinity National Forests, and indeed of the region for miles around, is the volcanic cone of Mount Shasta. Towering above the forests at 14,162 feet, Mount Shasta has pe ... Related information:... From the guidebook Backcountry Adventures: Northern California
Weed, CA - Off-Highway Drives - 9.9 miles    BestOff-Highway Drives Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This trail travels easy, graded forest roads on the east side of Mount Shasta before swinging around the south side of the mountain to finish in the town of Mount Shasta. Although most of the trail is ... Related information:... From the guidebook Backcountry Adventures: Northern California
Mount Shasta, CA - Off-Highway Drives - 31.2 miles   
... Preview: Forest roads circle base of volcanic Mt. Shasta and connect to hiking trails at lower elevations. Permit required to hike above 10,000 ft. Best views descending from Military Pass. Drive on a clear da ... Related information:... From the guidebook Guide to Northern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails
Mount Shasta, CA - Off-Highway Drives - 38.2 miles   
... Preview: An exhilarating drive with several miles of sustained steep climbing to an elevation above 6,100 feet. Outstanding views of Whiskeytown Lake and Mt. Shasta. A short drive from Redding. Fee required. F ... Related information:... From the guidebook Guide to Northern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails
Redding, CA - Off-Highway Drives - 28 miles   
... Preview: Shasta Bally Trail is a wonderful addition to the easier North Coast #25: South Shore Drive for those with high-clearance 4WDs. The trail winds past Sheep Camp, an undeveloped camping area alongside B ... Related information:... From the guidebook Backcountry Adventures: Northern California
Redding, CA - Off-Highway Drives - 7.9 miles   
... Preview: The Siskiyou Mountains are part of the Klamath Mountains, which straddle the California-Oregon state line. The region is rugged and quiet; the nearest town, Yreka, is a twisting highway away, and most ... Related information:... From the guidebook Backcountry Adventures: Northern California
Yreka, CA - Off-Highway Drives - 31.6 miles   
... Preview: South Shore Drive follows the southwestern shore of Whiskeytown Lake, one of the reservoirs included in the Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area. While California 299 runs near the lake ... Related information:... From the guidebook Backcountry Adventures: Northern California
Redding, CA - Off-Highway Drives - 6.9 miles   
... Preview: The long climb to Toad Lake follows a snaking path above the South Fork of the Sacramento River, starting at an approximate elevation of 3,700 feet. The trail also crosses the Middle Fork of the Sacra ... Related information:... From the guidebook Backcountry Adventures: Northern California
Mount Shasta, CA - Off-Highway Drives - 10.4 miles   
... Preview: This backcountry drive passes through some quiet, pretty scenery between the Sacramento Valley and the eastern side of the Coast Ranges. The route passes through ranchlands along county roads, first V ... Related information:... From the guidebook Backcountry Adventures: Northern California
Red Bluff, CA - Off-Highway Drives - 22.1 miles    BestOff-Highway Drives Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)

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