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Chappie-Shasta OHV

Discussion in 'Northern California' started by especk, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Nov 19, 2011 at 2:43 PM
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    So I finally decided to check this place out since I've been living in Redding for a while. It took about 15 minutes from Redding to get to the trail head near Shasta Dam. However, there are multiple access points. The terrain was very steep in places and mostly rocky. There are a lot of easy trails that a stock 2WD Tacoma could make and then some difficult trails that will require a 4x4 with a lift at least. Since this was my first time up there, I didn't know where the better trails were. However, as I was leaving a park ranger told me where some of the better gnarly trails are for some more difficult rock crawling type stuff. So I'm looking forward to checking that stuff out soon. But for now, enjoy:

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    I will have more photos and some videos soon once my friend sends them to me.

    The views from up here were amazing and I would recommend it to anyone. I believe there is about 200 miles of trails. The elevations range from about 600 ft to about 5,000 ft.
     
  2. Nov 19, 2011 at 2:49 PM
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    Directions and information:

    Chappie-Shasta OHV Staging Area and Shasta Campground:
    The Chappie-Shasta OHV Staging Area is located on the western side of Shasta Dam. The day use staging area offers parking, unloading ramps, vault toilets, shaded picnic area, trail access, and information kiosks. There is no fee for using the day use area. This area is located on Forest Service land and is maintained and administered by the Shasta Trinity National Recreation Area.

    Directions to the Chappie-Shasta OHV Staging Area and Shasta Campground:
    From Redding, take Interstate 5 north about 10 miles to the Shasta Dam exit. Follow Shasta Dam Boulevard 2 miles; turn right on Lake Boulevard to Shasta Dam. A permit is required to cross Shasta Dam at this time (see PERMITS AND REGULATIONS). After crossing Shasta Dam, turn left and travel 2 miles to the facilities.

    Copley Mountain OHV Staging Area:
    The Copley Mountain OHV Staging Area is a day use only OHV staging facility providing parking for 15-20 vehicles, information kiosks, toilet facilities, unloading ramps, and trail access. From the Copley Mountain OHV Staging Area you can access either route #4 or #3. Both of these routes provide southern access into the Chappie-Shasta OHV Area. Route #4 is recommended for advance riders only, while route #3 is suitable for beginner to expert level OHV users. If you travel north on route #3 for approximately 7 miles you will reach the Forest Service Chappie-Shasta OHV Staging Area and Shasta Campground. Route #3 is a roughly graded road and 4-wheel drive is recommended. There are 2 gates located on the southern end of route #3 that are closed during rainy weather. For gate closures and current information, you can call (530) 224-2100 and press 7. The Copley Mountain OHV Staging area is maintained and administered by the Bureau of Land Management Redding field office.


    Directions to the Copley Mountain OHV Staging Area:
    From Redding, take highway 299 about 1 mile west of the city limits to Iron Mountain Road. Turn right on Iron Mountain Road and continue for about 6 miles to Matheson Road. Turn right at Matheson Road where you see the Chappie-Shasta OHV Area sign. Copley Mountain Staging is on the right side of Matheson Road about one tenth of a mile from Iron Mountain Road.

    Big Gulch Area:
    Access to the northwestern portions of the Chappie-Shasta OHV Area is also possible. This area is known as the Big Gulch area. Big Gulch is a desirable OHV user destination due to the large continuous blocks of public land, remote rugged terrain, diverse and challenging trail network, and spectacular views of Mount Shasta, Mount Lassen, and the Trinity Alps.

    Directions to the Big Gulch Area:
    You may access this area by crossing Shasta Dam and traveling over Bohemotash Mountain on route #1. Motorcycle and ATV riders can access this area by trail from either Chappie-Shasta OHV Staging Area or Copley Mountain Staging Area.
     
  3. Nov 19, 2011 at 2:51 PM
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    wow excellent pics!
     
  5. Nov 19, 2011 at 9:50 PM
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    awesome scenery..i would love to wheel that country side and take in those views
     
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    Looks like a nice place to go for the view... Doesn't seem really difficult at all from the pics you posted.

    Why are you goin over barriers though?
     
  8. Nov 20, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    I had to cross that barrier to get back on the main trail. We were taking multiple off-shoots and the begining of this one seemed fine and it looked fairly well traveled.
     
  9. Nov 20, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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    And this is it. Sorry for the crappy pics and vids, but I figured it's better than nothing for people who are interested in getting an idea about this place.

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  11. Nov 25, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    Badass, I'm in the process of moving back to redding...lived here in '09 but didn't have a tacoma then. We should do some wheelin!
     
  12. Nov 27, 2011 at 9:38 PM
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    Had a good time up there this weekend. Ill have more pics in my build later for anyone interested.
     
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