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Person on a mountain bike on a trail.  Sign states Water Gulch Trail.

Photo: Mountain Biker on the Waters Gulch Trail

The Shasta-Trinity National Forest is a bicycling and mountain biking paradise. 

The Waters Gulch Trail, Fish Loop Trail and Dry Fork Creek Trail, located at Shasta Lake, offer single track trails for bikers.   The Clikapudi Trail,  with its new advanced mountain biking loop is a popular hot spot for mountain biking.   Waters Gulch and Bailey Cove trails also offer mountain biking opportunities.

Many of the forest's best mountain biking routes are on roads and trails that are steep, rough and un-maintained.  Always wear your helmet and gloves and ride with a buddy.  Carry basic tools - wrenches, screwdriver, chain breaker, pump, patch kit and spare tube.

Bikes are not permitted within any designated wilderness area or on the Pacific Crest Trail.

Mountain Biking

Four areas of particular interest to mountain bikers are the Bowerman Ridge area near Indian Valley-Butter Creek (area is unavailable) area near Hayfork, the Weaver Basin Trail System near Weaverville and the Clikapudi Trail located in the Jones Valley area at Shasta Lake.

On our Recreation Opportunity Guides page, we offer various brochures on biking trail opportunities on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

  • Mountain Biking Opportunities (Weaverville/Trinity Lake area)
  • Trinity Unit Trails (Weaverville/Trinity Lake area)
  • Shasta Lake Trails Guide (Shasta Lake area)

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities