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The Escalator

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Map Key

2.4

Miles

3.8

KM

Singletrack

1,756' 535 m

High

1,193' 364 m

Low

582' 177 m

Up

58' 18 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

The Escalator connects Meiner's Loop Trail to Mule Mountain Pass and the rest of the Swasey Recreation Area trails. Starting from the junction with the Meiners Loop Trail at Olney Creek the trail climbs west with only a few steep sections. Multiple switchbacks and a generally mild grade make this a great trail for climbing although reversing the direction is very flowy and fun. The trail ends at Mule Mountain Pass where you can continue west down the Salt Creek Loop Trail into Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, take the Mule Mountain Loop Trail or descend The Terminator/ Mule Mountain Trail which will take you back to Meiners Loop Trailhead and Wintu Trailhead Parking areas.

For more information, check out the BLM site. Or North State Singletrack: A Guide to the Best Mountain Bike Trails (Paperback 2006).

Contacts

Local Club: Redding Mountain Biking Club

Land Manager: BLM Redding, CA

Shared By:

Pablo Herrera

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Going up Escalator
May 5, 2021 near Shasta, CA
The view going up escalator
May 5, 2021 near Shasta, CA

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