Near Redding, California
Swasey Recreation Area does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!
On March 7th and 8th there will be a mountain bike race using the Swasey trails. There will be limited trail access on these days. Please consider using one of the many other trail systems nearby such as the Mule Ridge Trails (from Oak Knoll Trailhead), East Keswick Trails, or the French Fry Trail.
A popular and moderately challenging mountain biking loop is to start at the Wintu Trailhead and make a counterclockwise loop by heading out on the Wintu Trail, climbing up the Escalator, riding around Mule Mountain, take a climb to Mule Mountain Summit, then return to the parking lot via Snail Trail and the Mule Mountain Trail. Another fun loop is to start at the Oak Knoll Trailhead, ride up the Mule Ridge Trail, down Cosmos Way, and back to the trailhead via the Princess Ditch Trail. For mountain bikers, be sure to check out the Enitcer trail, a purpose built jump line. At the bottom, climb back to the top via the Owen’s Run trail and take another lap.