Modoc Line Rail Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,501' 458 m
Descent: -1,828' -557 m
High: 5,555' 1,693 m
Low: 4,064' 1,239 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)
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6.8 mi 11.0 km • Point to Point • 462 ft Ascent 140.67 m Ascent
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26.3 mi 42.4 km • Point to Point • 295 ft Ascent 89.82 m Ascent
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“85 miles of fresh air and wide open spaces. Get free from the congestion of other trails.”— Joseph States
Need to Know
Be prepared as there are no services along the way.
This is one segment of the Modoc Line rail trail that heads across 2,000 acres of some of northeastern California's most breathtaking rangeland. Visitors can expect scenic viewpoints overlooking the Skedaddle and Warner mountain ranges, as well as opportunities to spot many species of wildlife, including pronghorn antelope. The trail corridor connects BLM lands from Wendel, CA to Likely, CA.
The trail is open to vehicles with shared use between bikes and equestrians or as posted at each segment. The surface is gravel with sections of remnant railroad ballast. The trail cuts through open cattle range. Caution and preparation are strongly encouraged.
History & Background
The Modoc Line began in the 1800s as a narrow gauge railroad operated by the Nevada-California-Oregon Railroad. It was later converted to standard gauge, and most recently operated by the Union Pacific Railroad until its abandonment in the 1990s.
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Land Manager: Lassen Land and Trails Trust