Salt Creek Trail

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Trail Distance: 1.8 miles
Time Estimate: 1 hr 10 min+
Elevation Gain: 669 feet
Leash Rule: On & Off Leash
Difficulty: Moderate
Parking: Free
Route Type: Loop
Restroom: No
Description

If you are looking for a moderate trail that doesn't take too much actual hiking, and offers views of mountains, vegetation, and grasslands, you have stumbled across the right one in the Salt Creek Loop Trail. This hike offers an even trail made from compacted soil, asphalt, and gravel that goes up an easy incline.

The trail starts at a small parking area along a rural dirt road, and besides parking spaces along the road, there are no amenities, so be sure to bring your own water and clean-up bags. The trail starts out as asphalt, along an old road that was used by miners in the Gold Rush Era, and is about 2 to 3 feet wide as its winds close to Salt Creek. 

Along the way, the trail is covered by oaks and birch trees, with a few firs mixed in. There are some openings into grassy fields, and access points along the river for fishing and swimming in the creek. The trail is pupular with hikers, bikers and horseback riders. Wildlife that exists here include groundhogs, deer, turtles, fish, birds, and snakes.

The trail takes a sharp turn at the 1-mile mark, where it begins to head back north towards the trailhead along the road. All along the trail, you and Fido will find stone walls and mining prospects along man-made caves that are left over from the days of the miners during the early 1900s. 

This easy-going trail offers everything you might want in a more rigorous trail, but with even walking grounds and only a short jump in elevation along the way. Its the perfect place for exploring the area and just walking with your pup, so when you need to get out again with Fido, don't forget to come check out this puptastic trail!

Trail Features
Grassland, Mountains, Beach, Muddy, Forest
Cave, Scenic, Wildflowers, Abundant Wildlife
Cautions & Considerations
Natural wildlife like coyotes, bobcats, and rattlesnakes live here, so stay on the lookout for these animals. The creek can flood due to heavy rains and runoff, coming onto the trail and making it dangerous to hike.
Address
8998-8942 Muletown Road
Redding, CA 96001
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Address
8998-8942 Muletown Road
Redding, CA 96001
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset