Located at the halfway point between the Bay Area and the Ashland, Oregon area, Redding has long been a destination for XC riders looking to log long miles on single track. Until recently though, it’s lacked the kind of trail that creates the sort of buzz needed to become a destination. The Enticer Flow Trail is on the verge of changing that, thanks to the visually striking rock lined final jump filled section of trail.
We’ve spent years driving by the town, peering through maps and trail guides to see if there was something we wanted to ride. And while we value the experience of riding single track out your door, when we’re traveling, we’re looking for exceptional trails as opposed to milage. Created in the Spring of 2017 by the Redding Trail Alliance, the Enticer Trail is a mile long machine built descent filled with berms, jumps, rollers and drops. A true black diamond trail, it ends with some of the biggest double jumps we’ve seen to date on BLM land.
Like the trail Rock Drop at Sandy Ridge (near Portland) Enticer started as a road that was converted into a trail. The Redding Trail Alliance worked with the BLM to turn it into a contemporary progressive park style trail using modern trail design.
In addition to the Enticer, the trail crew has reworked two other trails in the area and has plans to construct several miles of new trail.
Now that we’re dealing with wet PNW winters every year, we’ll be keeping a solid eye on the progression of the Redding Trail Alliance, as the relatively close proximity makes it an enticing winter destination.
While the trail is super fun, it’s definitely short. We got a late start and didn’t have time to explore other nearby trails in the Mule Ride and Swasey Recreation Area this time around, but it was plenty of time to session the heck out of all of the jumps.
For riders traveling to Ashland or other NW destinations, (or headed south) we definitely recommend making the stop. Who doesn’t love riding sweet new jumps?
Redding gets hot in the summer, making it a spring or fall destination. Or time your riding early or late to avoid scorching temperatures.