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Welcome to Redding, Ca - Your Outdoor Adventure Headquarters

With mountains all around, miles of hiking and biking trails, a river running through it, and national parks nearby, Redding is an outdoor paradise for young and old alike. Cradled by Mount Shasta and Mount Lassen, Redding has 300+ sunny days per year. It's a great place to escape the chill of spring and the gray days of winter, too! Want a list of possibilities? TIME magazine called Redding the Unofficial Capital of Kayaking for its "weird obsession" with all things paddling. With temperate weather, nearby lakes, and that river in the middle of town, it would be "weird" to not get out and enjoy it all!

Redding is also home to the famous Sundial Bridge, world-class fishing, and 200 miles of hiking and biking trails for all abilities. Head out on a day-trip to see the bubbling mud pots and boiling lakes in Lassen Volcanic National Park, or get refreshed by the waterfall at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park. This 129-foot gusher is considered one of the most beautiful in the state. Also, be sure to find out what fun events are happening— like the Redding Marathon, Kool April Nites, Redding Rodeo, and the Salmon Festival (Forbes ranks Redding as the only West Coast city among the Top 10 fishing destinations in North America). Redding is a perfect vacation, destination for "Any Adventure, Any Day!"

With mountains all around, miles of hiking and biking trails, a river running through it, and national parks nearby, Redding is an outdoor paradise for young and old alike. Cradled by Mount Shasta and Mount Lassen, Redding has 300+ sunny days per year. It's a great place to escape the chill of spring and the gray days of winter, too! Want a list of possibilities? TIME magazine called Redding the Unofficial Capital of Kayaking for its "weird obsession" with all things paddling. With temperate weather, nearby lakes, and that river in the middle of town, it would be "weird" to not get out and enjoy it all!

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The 8 Best Dog-Friendly Trails near Redding
Hiking in and around Redding, California, is fantastic, but there’s one way to make it even better—hitting the trails with your favorite four-legged friend. Take advantage of these eight scenic and dog-friendly trails.
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Redding's Cultural District comes to life in 360-degree videos
The Redding Cultural District comes to life with the release of the "Famously Redding" 360-degree video project, highlighting some of the top attractions, shops and things to do in downtown Redding.
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Hiking to Kings Creek Falls in Lassen Volcanic National Park
King’s Creek Falls is a 40-foot waterfall located in the middle of Lassen Volcanic National Park. The trail is moderate, which makes it a perfect adventure for the casual hiker, or a nice add on to the nearby Lassen Peak…
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3 Hikes to Lose Yourself in Nature in Lassen Volcanic National Park
There is nothing quite like being outdoors, and experiencing the solitude found on the trail. I also love that hiking can be for everyone. Whether you prefer summiting a mountain peak, climbing along a cascading creek, or taking a stroll…
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Redding -- your perfect getaway for hiking adventures and an outdoor vacation
In Redding, located in the heart of UpState CA, you'll find an endless outdoor adventure playground perfect for all ages and interests. Hiking is one of the activities we do best around here with more than 225 miles of trails…
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10 Amazing Waterfalls to See in Northern California
An international outdoor destination ringed by the Southern Cascades to the east and the much smaller range of the Trinity Alps to the west, Redding is a hotspot for waterfall chasers. It’s an area with both short and long winding…
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10 Awesome National & State Park Day Trips Worth Taking from Redding
Wild, uncrowded, and memorable—these are the defining features of the far Northern California outdoors. The expanse of public lands around the town of Redding features an endless lineup of outdoor adventures, from fly fishing to summit bagging to scenic driving.…
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Why Redding Is An Underrated Mountain Bike Town
In far Northern California, the promise of uncrowded trails means plenty of space to spread out and shred the singletrack—and Redding serves as the best base camp to explore it all. Within 15 miles, you’ll find more than 225 miles…
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A Visitor's Guide to Downtown Redding
It’s no secret that Redding, California, is well known as a world-class outdoor destination, drawing active types from all over to hike in the surrounding Shasta-Cascade mountains, raft and fish in crystal-clear rivers, and spend lazy summer days on the…
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The 11 Best Hikes in Northern California
It’s no secret that California is home to some of the best hiking in the country, especially in the northern part of the state. With a lifetime’s worth of hiking opportunities, the tough part can be zeroing in on one…
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How to Plan a Perfect Couples Getaway in Redding
Whether your perfect date includes stargazing in a national park, watching the sunset over a vineyard, or enjoying a night on the town, you can find it in Redding, California, a fantastic place to spend time with your special someone.…
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8 Fun Winter Activities for the Whole Family in Redding, CA
Redding, California, sits in the backyard of some of Northern California’s best outdoor recreation and wilderness, from majestic Mt. Shasta to lesser-known gems amid the Siskiyou and Cascade ranges. Redding makes for a great home base for outdoor adventure in…
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Top 7 Attractions You Want to Cross off Your Bucket List in Redding, CA
Burney Falls. Photo courtesy of @jermverde on InstagramSteeped in state history and beset by the Sacramento River, Redding has since 1844 existed as the deserving home of satisfied locals. Since first inhabited by Wintu Native Americans, Redding has plays host…
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Exploring the Undiscovered Gems of UpState CA With Redding as Your Home Base
A nearly uninterrupted expanse of forest teeming with snow-capped volcanoes, trails, and wild rivers makes Northern California’s Shasta Cascade region an unparalleled hub for outdoor adventure. The area encompasses 20 percent of the state’s land mass but has less than…
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10 Extreme Adventures to Try on Your Next Trip to Redding, CA
Imagine a place where a weekend can involve cliff jumping into waterfall-fed pools, backcountry skiing on an active volcano, rock climb on granite spires, and whitewater rafting wild rivers. Sounds like paradise, right? For those of us familiar with Northern…
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6 Can't-Miss Outdoor Experiences That You Can Only Have in Redding, California
The northernmost portion of California is a dream come true for outdoor enthusiasts, and the city of Redding sits smack dab in the middle, making it an ideal base camp for boaters, rafters, sailors, hikers, and cyclists (just to name…
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The Ultimate Guide to Lake & Water Life in Redding
Redding might be the largest city in the Shasta Cascade region of Northern California, but that doesn’t mean you’ll find the crowds that you think of when you hear “California.” In fact, this area makes up the 20 percent of…
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Final Draft Brewing Company: More Than Just Tasty Beer
It is easy to find yourself stuck in a routine not wanting to branch out and try new options. Redding has some really awesome breweries, but I found one or two that I liked and stopped exploring others. I have…
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Why Redding, California Is the Family Getaway You Didn't Know You Needed
If you think you know California, but haven’t visited the northern Shasta Cascade region, also known as UpStateCA, you’re missing out on some of the best outdoor recreation and natural beauty the Golden State has to offer. Situated in the…
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Hiking Castle Lake Offers Inspiring Views
One of the most beautiful views in all of California is from the top of Castle Lake. Nestled in the mountains with a gap on the northern end that opens to a vista of the mighty Mt. Shasta. When the…
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Evening Kayak Tour
Meet the ranger at Oak Bottom Marina at the kayak shed near the amphitheater. Hop on a tandem kayak with a friend and enjoy exploring the islands and quiet coves of Whiskeytown Lake on a ranger-led tour. Whiskeytown Lake is…
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Ladies Night
Has it been a little while since you have gotten to connect with your besties and get your creativity on? Come on out to The Makery for Ladies Night! Grab all your gal pals for some drinks, light snacks and…
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Little Shop of Horrors
This summer, the Shasta College Theatre Department is excited to present Little Shop of Horrors! Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of…
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Morning Kayak Tour
Meet the ranger at Oak Bottom Marina at the kayak shed near the amphitheater. Hop on a tandem kayak with a friend and enjoy exploring the islands and quiet coves of Whiskeytown Lake on a ranger-led tour. Whiskeytown Lake is…
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Paddle Board Tour
Meet at Brandy Creek Beach Lot "B". Designed for those with little or no previous experience on a paddle board, this ranger-led experience will introduce you to paddle board basics and help you gain confidence as you discover a new…
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Wednesday Night SUP Social
Wednesday Night Sup Social. Lets get out for a fun night on the water to paddle around and visit. We will meet at the Oak Bottom Boat Ramp at 6pm. Please bring your PFD to be worn. If you need…
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Wildcard Brewing Company's Midweek Madness
Visit either Wildcard location on Wednesdays and get $3 off a growler fill! Come by the brewery at 9565 Crossroads Dr. or Wildcard's Tied House downtown at 1321 Butte St.
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Evening Kayak Tour
Meet the ranger at Oak Bottom Marina at the kayak shed near the amphitheater. Hop on a tandem kayak with a friend and enjoy exploring the islands and quiet coves of Whiskeytown Lake on a ranger-led tour. Whiskeytown Lake is…
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Little Explorers
Little Explorers is a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Included in Park admission.
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Sundial Bridge - Designed by Santiago Calatrava the Sundial Bridge is an architectural marvel! The glass decked, cable-stayed cantilever suspension bridge reaches 217 feet into the sky and spans 710 feet across the Sacramento River.



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