Mule Mountain Trail
ElevationAscent: 782' 238 m
Descent: -35' -11 m
High: 1,706' 520 m
Low: 958' 292 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)
Current trail conditions
Popular hikes nearby
6.7 mi 10.8 km • Out and Back • 1,561 ft Ascent 475.94 m Ascent
Singletrack Shasta, CA( 1 )
Flanagan Trail to Chamise Peak
5.2 mi 8.4 km • Out and Back • 767 ft Ascent 233.86 m Ascent
Singletrack Central Valley (historical), CA( 7 )
Boulder Creek Falls (South Shore Drive Access)
5.6 mi 9.0 km • Out and Back • 1,056 ft Ascent 321.88 m Ascent
Singletrack Shasta, CA( 5 )
Emerald and Sapphire Lakes
27.1 mi 43.7 km • Loop • 3,991 ft Ascent 1216.37 m Ascent
Singletrack Weaverville, CA( 5 )
Hiked this trail?
Add details to help others plan their adventure.
“A gradual ascent to an extremely rocky climb, OR, a steep downhill with a smoother finish.”— Pablo Herrera
The trail is well-maintained, starting from the Wintu Trail, with a flat, smooth singletrack on former mining canal through oak woodlands. It then gradually gets steeper on some doubletrack with a few creek crossings. The final ascent is up the Terminator - a steep and rocky singletrack that curves around the drainage into mixed conifer forest at Mule Mountain Pass. From Mule Mountain Pass, the trail drops into Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and turns into the Salt Creek Loop Trail.
For more information, check out the BLM site.
Land Manager: BLM Redding, CA