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Posted: May 23, 2012 at 17:50
Will be in the greater Redding area later this evening for quite awhile. Will gladly help dig and do trail maintenance if anyone needs hands.
Posted: May 27, 2012 at 18:47
Dropped in on my first Downieville shuttle of the season today! Snow at Packer Saddle and patches on upper Butcher. Probably a week away from snow free conditions. Trails are ripping! More info here:
I was up there as well today... First Downie trip and I am hooked
Also between Yuba and Downie, go with Downieville Outfitters
Locally owned and run... The owner drove my shuttle today and offered to stop at his house on the way up so that one of the guys in my group could borrow a helmet because he had accidentally left it behind in town.
The guy was super nice and I'll be his customer for life
Posted: May 29, 2012 at 10:12
No payment in advance as well...not chained by charging a CC before.
Posted: May 29, 2012 at 23:04
Riding Shasta on a daily basis if anyone wants to shuttle
Posted: May 30, 2012 at 1:26
There is a TON of single track in the Redding area, off of the Sacramento river trail there is a bunch of trails that shoot off of the paved trail. Near Whiskeytown Lake (west of Redding on 299) there is also a ton of single track. It's more cross country style riding but there is a few gems like The Chimney and Recliner that have some decent downhill portions.
Posted: May 30, 2012 at 11:28
Thanks, rode Whiskeytown the other day. Did Brandy Creek to Rich Gulch, it was pretty fun. Not a huge fan of the uphill on my 40lb bike though. The terrain is insane and some serious trails could be built in there, if they arent already. . . Ill look for the Chimney and Recliner next time I pass through, even though i dont see them on the map
Posted: May 30, 2012 at 14:20
The Chimney is a set of trails, you start out on the Shasta Bally road and ride up to Brandy Creek trail, and turn off onto Rich Gulch trail. It's pretty much all downhill after that, so it pretty much sounds that is what you rode. If you stop into the visitors center (may have already) you can pick up maps of all the trails there.
This area is definitely more XC bike territory.
Posted: Jun 2, 2012 at 11:20
Nice, thanks, that is exactly what i did. The Chance Gulch section was rad
Posted: Jun 9, 2012 at 13:36
Hey guys my name is Aaron and im from Sacramento. Im looking for some new trails in the area and some people to ride with. I pretty much know the standard trails around here like the Auburn trails, Granite Bay, Salmon Falls. I still havnt tapped into the good Tahoe trails yet. My riding style is all/mountain I guess you could say. I dont mind a good climb as long as i get to bomb down it afterwards. Im only on a stumpy fsr for now so any downhill tracks (downieville etc..) are out of the question. So yea anyone in the area down to ride? And anyone with trail recommendations feel free to chime in.
Posted: Jun 9, 2012 at 13:48
Animal in Truckee is fun - lots of berms, pedal up and down
Tyrolean Downhill in Incline Village is fun - can be shuttled, or 'mostly' ridden up, some pushing involved
The Flume Trail is badass in Incline as well
Mr Toads is awesome in S Lake
Northstar is badass if you ever step up to a manly bike, haha
Ive also been exploring Auburn, Chico, Redding, Mt Shasta
Trying to give a hand since people on here have helped me out
Posted: Jun 9, 2012 at 16:52
hey thanks nennarv, much appreciated. ill definitely look into those. ive heard from a couple people the flume is sweet. and yea ill get a manly bike one of these days haha
Posted: Jun 10, 2012 at 9:22
A stumpy will do you fine on tracks like downieville, I am not sure which year you have but if you have 140mm or more you can rip downieville. Dville has tons of other trails too, some may not be open yet but they will be very soon. N Yuba should be open, more pedaling but some good decents, big boulder is also a great trail. Both in Dville. Hole in the Ground is a good trail to at Donner summit but that may need a few more weeks until the snow melts (anyone correct me if I am wrong about trail conditions, I have not been up in a few weeks). Nennarv definitely got the top few though. All of these trails are great trails and have kept me happy for years.
Posted: Jun 10, 2012 at 12:20
Yea unfortunately my 05 stumpy is rockin a measly 100mm
. But ill definitely have to check some of the other ones out you mentioned. Thanks for the info, much appreciated!
Posted: Jun 10, 2012 at 19:29
Would still be worth it, Downieville, IMO, is the best free (dont have to pay) riding in all of CA. You should still check it out, its worth it.
Posted: Jun 13, 2012 at 23:40
Nennarv, have you had the chance to ride the trails off of Placer and Swasey Drive in Redding? I had completely forgot about them. I recommend Riding up Escalator (pretty easy uphill ride) and come down Terminator. I have heard there is a downhill trail near the Placer side of the trail system called Cosmos, I haven't ridden it yet though.
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