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    Deadwood Road

    Redding, California

    Deadwood Road

    Deadwood Road Professional Guide

    Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

    "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. There are many blocks of private property along this trail; side tracks given in the directions are not necessarily open for public travel. There are only a few adits and tailings piles to indicate this was once a thriving mining district. From Deadwood, the trail climbs to a saddle. It becomes rougher and narrower on the east side and is best driven in dry weather. It can become extremely greasy in wet weather. Fall colors along this road are spectacular—predominantly the golden yellow of bigleaf maples and the yellow-brown of oaks along Deadwood Creek. Special Attractions: Historic mining district along Deadwood Creek; Trail connects the interesting settlements of Lewiston and French Gulch. High-clearance 4WDs are preferred, but any high-clearance vehicle is acceptable. Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. You may encounter rocks up to 6 inches in diameter, a loose road surface, and shelf roads, though these will be wide enough for passing or will have adequate pull-offs."

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    Backcountry Adventures: Northern California

    Trail Type
    1.25 hours
    Year-round, best in dry weather
    1,400 feet
    Trailhead Elevation
    4,100 feet
    Top Elevation
    USGS Lewiston, French Gulch, Redding
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