Swasey Recreation Area


Area Overview:

Over 30 miles of dirt single-track wind through the hills between Swasey Drive and Muletown Road. This area offers several trails of varying character and difficulty for cyclists and hikers, from purpose built flow trails to long climbing x-country trails. Some trails follow historic mining ditches while others climb steadily to Mule Mountain Pass before connecting to Whiskeytown NRA. Outstanding views of the surrounding area are abundant on the Mule Ridge trail.

A popular and moderately challenging mountain biking loop is to start at the Wintu Trailhead and make a counterclockwise loop by heading out on the Wintu Yemer Trail, climbing up Escalator Trail, riding around Mule Mountain on Boheh Sas Trail, take a climb to Mule Mountain Summit, then return to the parking lot via Snail Trail to Delano Access or other connecting other trails.

Another fun loop is to start at the Oak Knoll Trailhead, ride up the Mule Ridge Trail, down Cosmos Way Trail, and back to the trailhead via the Princess Ditch Trail.

For mountain bikers, be sure to check out the Enitcer Trail, a purpose built jump line. At the bottom, climb back to the top via the Owen's Run Trail and take another lap. Please keep in mind that upward travel on Enticer Trail is not recommended.


Mountain Bike in Swasey Recreation Area
Mountain Bike in Swasey Recreation Area

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Bureau of Land Management
6640 Lockheed Drive

Geographic Coordinates

40.554193, -122.475669


Take Placer Drive west out of Redding. Turn right on Swasey Drive. Swasey Recreation Area will be on your left in one mile.


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