Summit Trail Horseback Riding

The 66th most popular equestrian trail in California.

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Northeast of Redding and Alturas, the Summit Trail is a 22 mile route along the Warner Mountain ridge in the South Warner Wilderness Area.

To reach the horseback riding trailhead from Altruas, head east on CR58 (Parker Creek Road) for about 22 miles. The trail turns off on the right heading south.

The Owl Creek Trail runs parallel to the Summit Trail just to the east.

Overall, Summit Trail is the 66th most popular horse trail of all 81 horseback rides in California. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Summit Trail including Western States Horse Trail, Foothills Divide Horse Trail, Lake Oroville State Recreation Area, Mitchell Canyon Trail, Owl Creek Trail and Empire Mine State Park.


Local Contact(s):  Modoc National Forest (530) 279-6116; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; CA Backcountry Horsemen (888) 302-BCHC.

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  41.45091, -120.24448

Date Published:  1/6/2016

Date Updated:  8/6/2016

ID:  14962


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