Hornbeck Trail

Shasta County, California

Elevation Gain1,212ft
Trailhead Elevation789ft
Elevation Min/Max613/861ft
Elevation Start/End789/789ft

Hornbeck Trail

Hornbeck Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Shasta County, California. It is 3.8 miles long and begins at 789 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,212 feet. Near the trailhead there are parkings. This trail connects with the following: Fb Trail, Cut-Off Trail, Lower Sacramento Ditch Trail, Water Access and Upper Sacramento Ditch Trail.

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Best Rail Trails California (Falcon Guides)
Tracy Salcedo-Chourre
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"On the Hornbeck Trail, narrow gauge has evolved perfectly into single- track. The route zips through narrow cuts and along exposed hillsides, with views across Keswick Reservoir and the Sacramento River drainage to the high green peaks of the Trinity Mountains. Surface: Dirt." Read more
Best Easy Day Hikes: Redding, California (Falcon Guides)
Montana Hodges
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"The Hornbeck Trail has it all—urban proximity, spanning vistas, swimming beaches, wildlife, and peaceful benches under shady ancient oaks. Perhaps Redding’s premier wilderness hike, the trail follows an old railroad bed across a ridge sharply cut into hillsides and then softly swoops through manzanita groves. The Sacramento Ditch Trail replaces Hornbeck Trail north of Walker Mine Road, where it parallels the handsome Sacramento River atop a high rim to Shasta Dam." Read more

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Not the best 14er in Colorado, but good to do it and get it off the list. The trail is GREAT, cant get lost, not very rocky. But get ready for lots of people on the trail!!

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Shasta County
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TOPO! California CD
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Dec 2018