Located along the Keswick Reservoir, this system is known for its long and wide trails that are perfect for the entire family and all trail users to see a diverse amount of terrain. Looking to take the little ones out for a quick rip? The Hornbeck and Sacramento Ditch trails offer the perfect blend of exciting single track and family-friendly accessibility. Downtown Redding can be your starting point, but it doesn’t have to be. With multiple trailheads to choose from along this vast trail network, you have no shortage of options.
Upper/Lower Sacramento Ditch Trail
Along this 10.5-mile trek, you can enjoy beautiful views of Keswick Reservoir and winding trails that take you past a seasonal waterfall (accessible by side trails). With a wide and mellow grade, the FB Trail is appropriate for multiple types of bikes. Whether you want to hammer it with your adaptive mountain bike, gravel bike or e-bike, this trail is accessible to all. If history is your thing, there are a variety of historic roads and mining features, including a very early mining site near the water access trail.
Follow the course of a regionally important ditch that once brought water to the early gold mine sluice boxes. Starting near the Shasta Dam visitor parking lot, this trail stretches to the trailhead at the end of Walker Mine Road. Stop on any of the three bridges to enjoy the springtime cascades and the falls on the northern portion of the trail. See if you can find evidence of the conveyor belt that once supplied gravel from the Turtle Bay area of Redding to the construction site for Shasta Dam.
All Riders Welcome
Hornbeck Trail is a 4-mile ride where you can follow a long-abandoned narrow gauge railroad that was once a critical feature for supplying quartz to area copper smelters. Like the rest of the Keswick trails, this trail is accessible to all levels of trail users. On a warm summer day, this trail offers a lot of opportunities to stop in the shade.
Old Western Trail
Fisherman’s Trail is one of the oldest, continually used trails in Western Shasta County, with parking at the trailhead. This one-mile narrow trail can take you to some of the shorelines of Keswick Reservoir with multiple access points for fishermen, hence its name. If you aren’t fishing, you can still check out all the wildlife on your ride.