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There’s hiking, and then there’s hiking around Redding. As the Trails Capital of California, Redding has a trail for anyone interested in stretching their legs in the great outdoors, whether it’s along the river, around the foothills, or to an impressive summit. Redding has 225 miles of trails within 15 miles of the city, and many more in the surrounding region. The nearby Castle Crags State Park features 28 miles of hiking trails, singular views of Mt. Shasta, and access to the Shasta Trinity National Forest and the Pacific Crest Trail. Just west of Redding, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area has several waterfalls worth the walk, as well as historic landscapes, and beautiful, old growth forests. Lassen Volcanic National Park has steep climbs to Ridge Lake and easy hikes through the bubbling mudpots of Bumpass Hell. 

Perhaps the only thing better than Redding’s hiking trails is its hiking weather! Redding has about 300 sunny days every year, so no matter when you visit, you’ll probably get the chance to hit the trails and take in the views. There are easy hikes for the whole family, and challenging trails for your inner mountaineer, and Visit Redding’s trails brochure can make sure you find your way to whichever best suits your ambitions. We could go on and on, but you’d rather be outside hiking than stuck reading lists, so pick your next favorite, tie your shoes, and get moving!

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Castle Crags State Park
The park is named for 6,000-feet tall glacier-polished crags and offers swimming and fishing in the Sacramento River, hiking in the back country, and a view of Mount Shasta. There are 76 developed campsites and six environmental campsites. The park features 28 miles of hiking trails, including a 2.7 mile access trail to Castle Crags Wilderness, part of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The Pacific Crest Trail also passes through the park. More Information
Castle Crags Road
Castella, CA 96017
(530) 235-2684
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
Less than an hour's drive from Redding sits beautiful Lassen Volcanic National Park. The park boasts incredible mountain scenery reminiscent of Yosemite as well as fascinating thermal wonders similar to Yellowstone with just a small fraction of the visitors. Lassen offers three of the four different types of geothermal features, including steam vents, mud pots, and hot springs; all four types of volcanoes (shield, plug dome, cinder cone, and composite); and all types of naturally occurring lakes! Near Lassen Peak,… More Information
Hwy 36E
Mineral, CA 96063
(530) 595-4480
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Lava Beds National Monument
Lava Beds National Monument is a land of turmoil, both geological and historical. Over the last half-million years, volcanic eruptions on the Medicine Lake shield volcano have created a rugged landscape dotted with diverse volcanic features. More than 700 caves, Native American rock art sites, historic battlefields and campsites, and a high desert wilderness experience await you! More Information
1 Indian Well Headquarters
Tulelake, CA 96134
(530) 667-8100
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McArthur-Burney Falls State Memorial Park
The centerpiece of this popular state park is 129-foot Burney Falls, which is not the highest or largest waterfall in the state, but possibly the most beautiful. The waterfall, which is fed by underground springs and flows at 100 million gallons every day, can be enjoyed from the top at the lookout point. But for a more refreshing experience, take the trail to the pool at the base of the falls and along the stream. You can even walk along… More Information
Hwy 89
Burney, CA 96013
(530) 335-2777
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Mt. Shasta Board & Ski Park
At 14,161 feet, snow-capped Mt. Shasta dominates the northern skies as you journey through the region. It is the second highest peak in the Cascade mountain range and the fifth highest mountain in California. Mt. Shasta is an active volcano--the most voluminous stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc--and is said to erupt every 600 years. Many climbers attempt the summit of Mt. Shasta with the summer climbing season running from late April to October, but the mountain… More Information
Hwy 89/Ski Park Rd
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
(530) 926-8610
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Sacramento River National Recreation Trail
The Sacramento River Trail, which crosses the world famous Sundial Bridge in the heart of Redding, and the Sacramento River Rail Trail, which extends north all the way to Shasta Dam and sits alongside an historic abandoned railway, have both been designated as National Recreation Trails in the National Trail System and together make up the Sacramento River National Recreation Trail. The winding trail is popular with locals and visitors alike who want to take a casual stroll, a beautiful… More Information
777 Auditorium Drive
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 225-4100
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Sports LTD
Redding Sports Ltd is located in beautiful Northern California. We carry a large inventory of gear and apparel for skiing, snowboarding, camping, cycling, climbing and hiking. Visit our store in Redding California just off of Interstate 5 in Shasta County. We are open 7 days a week. More Information
950 Hilltop Drive
Redding, CA
(530) 221-7333
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The Hermit's Hut
We are an outdoor gear store specializing in mountaineering, climbing, snowboarding, skiing, camping, backpacking, hiking, arborist, rescue, and tactical equipment. You can shop at our physical location in Redding, California or online at In addition, we have a sister business operating out of the same location called American Rescue Equipment. More Information
3184 Bechelli Lane
Redding, CA 96002

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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

Located 8 miles west of Redding, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is located at the juncture of the Klamath Mountain range and the northern edge of the Sacramento Valley, making it home to a special collection of plant and animal life. Some of the park's features are Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Bally (6,209 ft.) mountain, and numerous waterfalls, providing outdoor enthusiasts opportunities for water recreation, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Situated on the south shore of the lake is a… More Information

14412 Kennedy Memorial Drive
Whiskeytown, CA 96095
(530) 246-1225
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