Kanaka Peak Loop Trail

Kanaka Peak Loop Trail near Redding, CA

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8 miles
Mountain Biking, Hiking
Summer, Fall
Redding, CA
User mntnlife
Starting at the trailhead sign, immediately cross Paige Boulder Creek. Just 100 feet from the creek, the trail forks;

take the left fork, which will parallel the creek for the next couple of miles. Cross the creek again at .25 miles. At

8 miles, the trail forks again; take the left fork. Pass Logging Camp Trail at 1 mile at then pass Ridge Trail a short

distance further. The trail descends gradually down to Paige Boulder Creek. Cross the creek 1.6 miles from the

trailhead. Other trails that you will pass are Paige Boulder Creek Trail and Martha’s Ditch Trail.

The trail continues up Kanaka Peak with two very steep ascents, especially near the summit. The panoramic view

at the top is spectacular with scenes of Lassen Peak, the city of Redding, the small towns of Igo and Ono, the

Trinity Alps, Mount Shasta, and of course, Whiskeytown Lake. From the summit, the trail continues north along a

ridge, dips into a saddle, then climbs back up. In this area, the trail parallels the western border of the park.

When the trail forks near the Whiskeytown sign, take the right fork.

Trail description, directions, photos and maps are courtesy of The National Park Service. The NPS home page is www.nps.gov


Take Kennedy Memorial Drive to Paige Bar Road and turn right on Peltier Valley Road. Follow the road to Peltier

Bridge Primitive Campground. From here, park and walk the remaining mile to the trailhead, or, if you have a

four-wheel-drive vehicle, you can drive the last mile. After crossing a small creek, the trailhead is located about 75

yards on the left side of the road.

Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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