Swasey Recreation Area

Swasey Recreation Area near Redding, CA


This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars
12 miles
4hours
easy
Mountain Biking, Hiking
Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring
Redding, CA
User xtremedoghiker
Mule Mountain Trail is 4.4 miles out and 4.4 miles back

Meiners Loop is a 2.3 Miles Loop from the interior parking lot

Wintu Trail is a 2.7 mile loop

The Escalator is 2.5 Miles one way from the Mule Mountain

Picnic Area to the Meiners Picnic Area

Directions:

Parking lot is off Swasey Road between Placer and Lower Springs.

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By danr2442Posted By: danr2442  - Tue Feb 24 08:51:35 UTC 2009 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside Great trail. Challenging, but a beginner would feel at home. Once you get to the end of the mule mt. loop, it's free camping and seasonal permit hunting. Nice cool hike in the afternoons, a great escape from local heat in the summertime. Also great during the wintertime. Really great (and sometimes, intense) bike trails. Also good if you're training for packing. Trails well-maintained. Downside Some of the trails are a bit narrow, so keep your ears and eyes open for downhill bikers (esp where the trail is next to a drop.) Comment This is by far one of my favorite trails in redding, due to the fact that its just outside of town, and it isn't crowded. I regularly train with a weighted pack and often do some trail running here. However I have been dive-bombed by bikers from time to time. Also the trail itself has a few good spots to look around, but the north side is kind of hard to veiw, if you dare to make the fairly steep hike to mule mt. peak... I HIGHLY suggest it, it provides an AMAZING veiw. Go up from the picnic area (or go around, but it's a total detour). Also, If you use the shooting range, please clean up your shells and garbage, I'd like to continue using it.


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