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Mule Ridge Trail

Intermediate

Trail

6.3 mile 10.1 kilometer point to point
94% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,109' 338 m
Descent: -392' -120 m
High: 1,885' 575 m
Low: 994' 303 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Pablo Herrera

A challenging climb or fun descent with great views on either side of the ridge.

Pablo Herrera

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Description

This great ridge line trail links the BLM Mule Ridge Trails to the BLM Swazey Recreation Area.

Best done as a clockwise loop starting from Oak Knoll TH then up Salt Creek Loop trail, and back to Oak Knoll on the Mule Ridge Trail (~16 miles). Alternatively, climbing Mule Ridge Trail to the Mule Mountain Loop trail and back to Oak Knoll TH is fun.

The Mule Ridge Trail starts at Oak Knoll Trailhead winding north and east as it climes the ridge. Several trail junction with the trail along the way. There is a picnic area at Black Bear Pass about 5.2 miles in at the junction with Mule Mountain Loop Trail. The trail ends at Mule Mountain Pass.

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Land Manager: BLM Redding, CA

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Mar 21, 2019
Brent Weber
Beautiful post-rainy season day, only did first 3+ miles to the ridge for a great view of Shasta Bally and Kanaka Peak. Dogs loved it, creeks wet 6.3mi

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The Mule Trailhead features a map and a bench to rest on.
Aug 15, 2017 near Shasta, CA

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