Salt Creek Loop Trail

Salt Creek Loop Trail near Redding, CA

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2 miles
1 hour
Mountain Biking, Hiking
Summer, Fall
Redding, CA
User mntnlife
After about one mile along the trail, there is a fork which you should take to the left if you wish to continue on the

Salt Creek Loop Trail. Follow the right fork if you wish to connect to the Mule Mountain Pass section of the Shasta

Trinity Trail. This section of the Shasta Trinity Trail will take you to Swasey Drive near the bow hunter’s club after

about two and a quarter miles of travel.

If you choose to continue on the Salt Creek Loop Trail to the left of the fork, you will soon come upon a short,

steep ascent. You will then travel downhill to arrive at the first of six crossings of Salt Creek. During the winter or

other periods of heavy rainfall, these creek crossings can be quite dangerous. This section of the trail is much

safer during the late spring, summer, and fall, when the creek is low enough to rock-hop or wade across. It is not

recommended during the winter or early spring.

The Salt Creek trail ends at its connection to Buck Hollow trail, where you will come to another fork. Follow the

trail to the left and you will shortly come out on Mule Town Road at the trailhead marked “Buck Hollow/Salt

Creek,” which you passed earlier in your vehicle. Take Mule Town Road to the left to regain your vehicle parked

at the Salt Creek trailhead.

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


Take Kennedy Memorial Drive to Paige Bar Road. Follow Paige Bar for two miles and then turn left onto the

unpaved section of the road which goes to Shasta and Igo. Follow it to Horse Camp, less than one mile.

At Horse Camp, follow the road to the left of the restrooms. The road will fork about 1/2 mile from Horse Camp;

Paige Bar Road ends here and Mule Town Road begins. Take the right fork which is signed “Igo” (the left fork will

take you to the elementary school in historic Shasta). Follow this section of Mule Town Road for about 1/2 mile

and go past the first trailhead on the left which says “Buck Hollow/Salt Creek Trail;” this is where you will be

ending your hike. Stop and park your vehicle at the second trailhead, which says only “Salt Creek Trail.”

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

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