Upper Sacramento River Trail

Trail Highlights

LocationCastle Crags SP
Length2.2 miles (round trip)
Elevation gain / max100′ / 2,100′
When to goYear-round
Dogs allowed?No

Trail Map

Other Maps

Printable CalTopo PDF

Park Brochure with Map


Trail Details

Follow trailhead directions below. Start near the entrance kiosk for the state park, following signs for River Trail. Pass through the campground and under I-5. Follow signs along the old road and you’ll quickly reach a footbridge across the Sacramento River, a peaceful spot to stop and watch the water flow.

The path then runs a mile upstream above and occasionally alongside the east bank. A few steep side trails allow access to various points along the river, and strong swimmers will find places to submerge themselves.

Controlling Agency:
Castle Crags State Park
(530) 235-2684

Directions to Trailhead:

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