Drop Bar Biking
Gravel biking isn’t for everyone, but if you are that adventure seeker looking for a hybrid of mountain biking and cycling, we have trails for you. Surrounded by mountains, miles of dirt, and paved trails along rivers and creeks, Redding’s unique landscape offers easy access to an endless amount of possibilities for memorable rides right from downtown. Just make sure to pack a multi-tool kit and use your tubeless tires, as they are both essential.
Lassen National Park
Churn Creek Open Space
Lower Gas Point
The Road to Mount Lassen
Just a short drive or decent ride away, the landscape and beauty of this area won’t disappoint. Lassen is a gravel bike heaven with its countless forest service roads that provide a beautiful views around every corner. A great starting point is the gravel road to North Battle Creek Campground. For optimal rides, we recommend summertime due to the snowpack.
In Town Strolls
Many people know Lema Ranch because of its easy access and appeal for a fun family walk around the pond. As you may know, Lema Ranch is strictly for walkers – but maybe you didn’t know there are also many break-away trails that are perfect for biking. Multiple figure eights make this ride ideal for gravel bikers, as you can get there without touching the road.
Riveting Ridgeside Rides
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is definitely a place that you will want to see while you’re in Redding. If you don’t have time to spend the day here, you can take a quick trip to ride by it or through it. You can take Muletown Road to ride through Old Shasta, or take Muletown to Placer. Muletown is also a connector to the Westside trails.
Once a booming town in the 1800s, Gas Point is located northwest of Cottonwood. Unfortunately, the town burned down in 2008 and much of its rich history as a mining town was lost, which hit hard for many locals and historians. The ride around Lower Gas Point is about 9 miles and is almost entirely dirt. If a longer ride is your thing, Lower Gas Point can be reached from the Westside trails or Whiskeytown with minimal road riding.