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Redding is surrounded on three sides by millions of acres of public land. Less than an hour north, east, or west will have you driving through dense forests where wild rivers and streams run year-round, providing recreation for avid fisherman, rafting enthusiasts, and even gold panning prospectors. Small towns and communities dot the landscape, providing rich historic experiences; and the sharp contrast between rough, black basalt, smooth craggy granite, and colorful limestone provide an interesting surprise around every corner.

This is far northern California, home of one of only 27 All American Roads in the Nation! Three brochures offer a variety of driving experiences from paved, scenic byways, to unpaved backcountry roads--where your SUV will get a little dirty but not scratched! 

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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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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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Trinity River National Scenic Byway
Highway 299 was designated the Trinity Scenic Byway in October, 1991. The Theme of the route, From the Valley Oaks to the Redwood Coast was chosen by the Forest Service to feature the wide variety of plant and animal life that exists in the various climates zones along the highway. This scenic byway may offer some of the most diverse scenery, botanical variety, wildlife and climatic zones of any drive in far Northern California. The route encompasses from the dryer,… More Information
Hwy 299
Redding, CA 96001
1-800-474-2782
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Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway
Along this 500 mile journey from volcano to volcano you will find opportunities for adventure, exploration, communion with nature and an appreciation for the culture and history of the region. You will also find residents eager to share the beauty and mystery of this land that is dotted with evidence of an eruptive past. The southern end of the byway begins at California's Lake Almanor, just miles from the active geothermal features at Lassen Volcanic National Park. The northern end of… More Information
P.O. Box 832
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067

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