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.
Hornbeck Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"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."
--Tracy Salcedo-Chourre, Best Rail Trails California (Falcon Guides).
"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."
--Montana Hodges, Best Easy Day Hikes: Redding, California (Falcon Guides).
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