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If you want to go for a nice walk (or run, or ride), Redding has a trail for you…several dozen in fact! Redding is the proud home of 225 miles of trails within a 15-mile radius of town, making it “the gem of the U.S. Trail System” (gee thanks, San Fancisco Chronicle!). Take your pick: set out from the popular Sundial Bridge- hub of the Sacramento River National Recreation Trail- or pack some dirt on your mountain bike tires in Whiskeytown National Recreation area. Bring your best friend, whether they be dog, horse, or person, and see what kind of blooms and wildlife you can spot on your chosen stretch of trail. Enjoy river views, rolling foothills, and/or sweeping valley vistas along the well-maintained trails, with amenities and kindred spirits scattered along the way. Short loops close to town and long stretches through the hills mean all abilities and any schedule can be accommodated.

Visiting Redding in the winter? Redding boasts 300 days of sunshine per year, so there’s a good chance you’ll be able to get outside and channel your inner John Muir no matter when you come. Redding is so committed to trails that the American Trails Association moved its headquarters here and happily calls it home.

If you seek a wider expanse of nature, the mountains around Redding offer more options. Castle Crags State Park offers unmatched views of Mt. Shasta and Lassen Volcanic National Park has numerous scenic trails that take visitors to bubbling mud pots, boiling lakes, and majestic vistas.

Redding’s trails are free to all, and most are dog-friendly, which means the whole family can explore together. Remember to pack your camera, a few snacks, and plenty of water, and as always, tread lightly! Check out the Redding Trails brochure below, or get a free copy at area bike shops, hotels, and the Visitor Information center at the Sundial Bridge. For happier trails, visit Redding!

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Big Nasty Trail
The Big Nasty Trail is a fantastic loop trail that is named after a brush-covered formation of rough lava rock. Sweeping views of Lava Beds and the Modoc National Forest can be seen from here, and the trail is a fantastic spot to view the sunset. From the Mammoth Crater/Hidden Valley pullout, the trail starts just before the upper overlook and follows the crater rim before heading west toward Ponderosa pine forests. More Information
1 Indian Well HQ
Tulelake, CA 96134
(530) 667-8113
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Blue Gravel Mine Trail
This trail travels through a canyon near a seasonal creek, and the old Blue Gravel Mine, once a gold mine in the area operated by the City. Relics from this era are still visible from the trail. Much of the trail offers trees and shade. More Information

Redding, CA
Boiling Springs Lake
A number of steam vents are located under Boiling Springs Lake, keeping the temperature of the lake around 125 degrees. The mud pots on the southeast shore are among the best in the park. The trail crosses a meadow and then goes through forest to the lake and around it. Trees include incense-cedar, ponderosa pine, Douglas-fir, white fir, sugar pine, and others. A variety of wildflowers are found and it is a good area to observe birds. More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy
Mineral, CA 96063
(530) 595-4480
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Boulder Creek Falls
At over 138 feet tall, Boulder Creek Falls was thought to be the tallest waterfall in Whiskeytown National Park until the re-discovery of Whiskeytown Falls in 2004. With three cascades down a canyon covered in moss and ferns, you'll feel like you're in a dream. This waterfall is accessible by trail. More Information

Redding , CA

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Brandy Creek Falls
This is a moderately steep trail leading uphill to the base of Brandy Creek Falls. The Brandy Creek Falls Trail takes the hiker along an old logging road, passing through the dense second-growth forest that is typical of this section of the park. Approximately 0.5 miles into the hike, you will reach a bridge at the fi rst of two small creeks. Large boulders and logs found at the creek crossing came from a dramatic debris fl ow that thundered… More Information

Redding , CA

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Brokeoff Mountain
For sheer beauty and rugged mountain scenery the Brokeoff trail is one of the best in Lassen. The trail climbs steadily through open meadows and forest for two miles and then through scattered hemlocks and finally above timberline to the top. At the west end of the mountain just before the last half mile of the climb, there is a good view of Mt. Shasta. From the top of the mountain there are good views of Lassen Peak, Conard, Chaos… More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy
Mineral, CA 96063
(530) 595-4480
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Buenaventura Trail
This is a great, short, intermediate ride that could be turned into a longer ride by connecting on to the River Trail. More Information

Redding, CA
Bumpass Hell
Rocky trail with grand vistas decends to a boardwalk through Lassen's largest hydrothermal area. Trailhead at Bumpass Hell Parking area. More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy
Mineral, CA 96063
(530) 595-4480
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Castle Crags State Park
Castle Crags State 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. 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. Whether you need breathtaking views or just a pleasant walk in nature, Castle Crags has something for… More Information
Castle Crags Road
Castella, CA 96017
(530) 235-2684
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Chaos Crags
Climbs gently throughforest before opening to the thinly forested edge of Chaos Jumbles. The trail continues down a steep path to the lake wich is often dry in the summer. Trailhead 0.1 miles after turnouff to Manzanita Lake Campground. More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy
Mineral, CA 96063
(530) 595-4480
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Churn Creek Trails
The Churn Creek trails take walkers through a classic blue oak woodland, with manzanita and gray pine. Sections of the trail meander by Churn Creek where the terrain is riparian with willows, valley oak, western redbud, and cottonwoods. More Information

Redding, CA
Cinder Cone
Exposed path of loose cinders skirts the Fantastic Lava Beds and the Painted Dunes before climbing steeply to the summit. Trail continues into the crater and offers spectacular views of Lassen and the eastern park. Trailhead on sowthwest side of Butte Lake boat ramp. More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy
Mineral, CA 96063
(530) 595-4480
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Clear Creek Greenway Trail
“There’s gold in the hills of California!” Very soon after the discovery of gold in 1848 near Sutter’s Mill, Major Pierson B. Reading discovered gold on Clear Creek. The result was a creek turned upside down. Due to the wildly successful efforts to restore its salmon runs, Clear Creek now hosts increasing numbers of spawning fall Chinook salmon. The best place to see spawning is at the Clear Creek Gorge Overlook. If it is not salmon spawning season, you will… More Information

Redding, CA
Clover Creek Preserve
Clover Creek Preserve is tucked in behind a neighborhood in east Redding, and offers paved, flat trails great for walking or cycling. Enjoy the 2 mile loop with your dog, your favorite people, or just the beautiful view of Redding's rolling hills, oaks, and expansive sky. More Information
3705 Shasta View Drive
Redding, CA 96002

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Clover Creek Trail
The paved bike trails on either side of Clover Creek are part of a larger loop around a retention pond at the southern end of the greenway preserve. In addition to the paved bicycle loop there are gravel jogging and hiking trails throughout the preserve. Wheelchair Accessible More Information

Redding, CA
Cloverdale Loop
The Cloverdale Loop runs along the Clear Creek Canyon which is hundreds of feet deep and has great whitewater kayaking. Near the Horsetown Clear Creek Preserve (near the lower Clear Creek Bridge) tubers and novice kayakers can have fun on the run to Clear Creek Gorge. Make sure to portage before (look for the signs) the Clear Creek Gorge, it is too dangerous for water sport usage. More Information

Redding, CA
Cold Boiling Lake
Easy trail passes through forest and meadows to this bubbling lake in an alpine basin. Tiny gas bubbles escape Lassen's hydothermal system below making it appear to be biling. Trailhead at Kings Creek Picnic Area. More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy
Mineral, CA 96063
(530) 595-4480
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Crystal Creek Falls
This is the only manmade waterfall in Whiskeytown National Park. It was created to divert water from Trinity River to Whiskeytown Lake and finally to Sacramento River and in this process Lower Crystal Creek Falls was created. This waterfall is wheelchair accessible and has nearby restrooms, picnic tails, and parking. More Information

Redding, CA

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Devastated Area Interpretive Trail
Accessible path with signs about the effect of the 1951 Lassen Peak eruption. Excellent for families or those unable to take longer trails. Trailhead at Devastated parking area. Wheelchair accessible. More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy
Mineral, CA 96063
(530) 595-4480
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Devils Kitchen
Experience Lassen's second largest hydrothermal via a lovely hike through Warner Valley meadows and forest. Along with a number of other hikes, the trail begins at the Warner Valley trailhead. The first 0.4 mile passes through a meadow over small footbridges and boardwalks before crossing Hot Springs Creek. At the first intersection, go right to continue to Devil's Kitchen. Again, a series of footbridges and boardwalks help hikers navigate through marsh and woodlands to the intersection for Dream Lake at… More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy
Mineral, CA 96063
(530) 595-4480
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Echo Lake
The trail to Echo Lake offers a relatively easy day hike from the trailhead or Summit Lake campgrounds. It is also one stop on the longer popular Cluster Lakes loop. From the Ranger Station trailhead, the trail connects to the Summit Lake trail after 0.4 miles. The trail to Echo lake branches off after 0.5 miles on the far east side of the lake. The first part of the trail climbs away from the lake through fir forest to a… More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy
Mineral, CA 96063
(530) 595-4480
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Fisherman's Trail
Welcome to one of the oldest, continually used trails in western Shasta County! Take this short trail to explore some of the shoreline of Keswick Reservoir or as means to connect to the Sacramento River Rail Trail. More Information

Redding, CA
Flanagan Trail
The Flanagan Trail provides a direct link from the City of Shasta Lake to the Upper Sacramento Ditch Trail which is perched above Keswick Reservoir. The trail begins at the end of Flanagan Road near the long abandoned gold mining community of Irish Town. More Information

Redding, CA
Hilltop to Sundial Bridge Trail
Connects the Mt Shasta Mall area shops and Hilltop Drive hotels to Turtle Bay Exploration Park and the Sundial Bridge. More Information

Redding, CA
Inspiration Point
Climbs through forest, meadow patches, and a sunny bench section. The summit rewards hikers with stunning views of Lassen, Prospect Peak, Cinder Cone, and Mount Harkness. Trailhead 50 feet east of Juniper Lake picnic area parking. More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy
Mineral, CA 96063
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