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A bike ride across the Sundial Bridge in Redding, Ca
Marcel Siegle
A bike ride across the Sundial Bridge in Redding, Ca
Marcel Siegle

Visit Northern California State & National Parks

Redding is the ideal launching point for your tour of national and state parks in California.

Just minutes from Redding, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is an outdoor lover’s paradise with majestic waterfalls, sandy beaches, hundreds of miles of trails to explore, and year-round boating and paddling.

Just east of Redding is the unique Lassen Volcanic National Park, with mountain scenery reminiscent of Yosemite and thermal wonders similar to Yellowstone, without the crowds. Adventurers enjoy the trails while others relax with lakeside strolls and birdwatching in flowering meadows. In the winter, the park offers cross-country skiing and free snowshoe tours. The park’s summertime Dark Sky Festival draws stargazers from all over the West.

To the north Castle Crags State Park towers above waiting for eager hikers to explore the 28 miles of hiking trails. If you take on the 5.5-mile, 2,000-foot elevation gain, Castle Dome Trail you will be rewarded with some of the most breath-taking views Mt. Shasta, the Grey Rocks, and Castle Dome.

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Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park
Ahjumawi Lava Spring State Park is an outdoor area with an abundance lava rock. The park features over twenty miles of park trails by which to explore the area. The park is located in remote northeastern Shasta County and can only be reached by boat. Visitors can launch into Big Lake at… More Information
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Castle Crags State Park
Castle Crags State Park is named for 6,000-feet tall glacier-polished crags and offers fishing in the Sacramento River, hiking in the back country, and spectacular views of Mt. Shasta, the grey rocks and, of course, the crags. Whether you need breathtaking views or just a pleasant walk in nature, Castle… More Information
Castle Crags Road,
Castella, CA
Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark
A trip to Shasta Caverns is ‘Three Adventures in One!’ Enjoy a scenic catamaran cruise across Shasta Lake, a fun bus ride to the cave entrance, and an information-filled tour of what some geologists consider one of the most beautiful limestone caves in the USA! More Information
20359 Shasta Caverns Road,
Lakehead, CA
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, making it one of our favorite California National Parks. Lassen… More Information
Hwy 36E,
Mineral, CA
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… More Information
1 Indian Well Headquarters,
Tulelake, CA
McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park
The centerpiece of McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park is 129-foot Burney Falls. The waterfall, which is fed by underground springs and flows at 100 million gallons every day, can be enjoyed from above at lookout point. But for a more refreshing perspective, take the trail to the pool at the… More Information
Hwy 89,
Burney, CA
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… More Information
777 Auditorium Drive,
Redding, CA
Shasta State Historic Park
Six miles west of Redding a row of old, half-ruined, brick buildings remind passing motorists that Shasta City, the "Queen City" of California's northern mining district, once stood on this site. These ruins and some of the nearby roads, cottages, and cemeteries are all silent but eloquent vestiges of the… More Information
Hwy 299,
Shasta, CA
Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park
The temple is the oldest continuously used Chinese temple in California. On display are art objects, pictures, mining tools, and weapons used in the 1854 Tong War. This Taoist temple is still a place of worship and a fascinating look into the role played by Chinese immigrants in early California… More Information
630 Main Street,
Weaverville, CA
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
This place has more than just a great name! Eight 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, and year-round… More Information
14412 Kennedy Memorial Drive,
Whiskeytown, CA
William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park
William B. Ide wrote the proclamation that established the short-lived California Bear Republic in 1846. It lasted 22 days. Ide recognized the opportunities available to him in the West and as a surveyor, miner, treasurer, district attorney, deputy clerk, and judge, provided support and leadership to this northern part of… More Information
21659 Adobe Rd,
Red Bluff, CA

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