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Explore Outdoor Recreation in Upstate California

There's a lot more to California than just palm trees and Golden Gates! Explore the magnificent far northern California landscape and you'll find awesome granite spires, beautiful painted dunes, breathtaking waterfalls, and the only bridge in the world that functions as a sundial!

Redding is centrally located in the heart of the great outdoors, and the opportunity for recreation is vast and varied. Surrounded on three sides by millions of acres of public land including Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Lassen Volcanic National Park, McArthur Burney Falls Memorial State Park, spectacular Mt. Shasta, and the pristine Trinity Alps, Redding is the perfect base camp for exploring the hotbed of adventure travel in California! Redding is also home to the magnificent Sundial Bridge, the newly renovated Cascade Theatre, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, and the Sacramento River National Recreation Trail.

Numerous backcountry roads and scenic highways and byways--including the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway All American Road--offer a great alternative when traveling to your favorite outdoor destination. Don't forget to bring your GPS so you can experience GeoCaching--there are nearly 200 geocaches in the Redding area just waiting to be discovered! 

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10 Reasons To Enjoy Redding, According to the Locals
When you want to explore the outdoor beauty of Northern California, Redding is the place to go. The town serves as the perfect base camp for adventure, as it’s surrounded by mountains, rivers, lakes, and forests. You’ll find state and…
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5 Hiking Adventures With Rewarding Views In and Around Redding, CA
The entire state of California is covered in some of the best hiking in the world, though the northern part is particularly blessed with incredible hiking trails. Redding is a hot spot for adventurers all over the world, due to…
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An Insider's Guide to Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
This spot is perfect for anyone who loves to be on or in water: anglers, paddlers, swimmers, water skiers, and sailors.
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Road Trips Worth Taking From Redding to Fit Any Schedule
Horizons are meant to be chased. Lucky for you, the UpStateCA wilderness offers a variety of sight lines to keep you entertained for that windshield time. Volcanoes, mountain peaks, crystal clear alpine lakes, multiple national forests, wildflowers and sweeping meadows…
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9 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in Redding This Spring
Redding is perfectly situated in the middle of a nature-enthusiast mecca. The largest city in the Shasta Cascade region – known as UpState CA – surrounded by mountains, natural wonders with majestic waterfalls, scenic lakes and rivers, volcanic activity and…
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7 Ways to Discover the Fascinating History of Redding, CA
A trip to Redding, California, means that you’re going to be surrounded by forested mountains, gorgeous valleys, and scenic lakes. But in addition to the physical beauty of the region, you’ll also find a rich history of the people who’ve…
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March 2020 Events In Redding You Can't Miss
Planning a trip to Redding and looking for events, festivals, concerts and things to do in March in 2020? The weather is turning nice, early spring blooms are beginning and there isn't a better time to visit Redding for a…
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Going Underground in Redding: An Insider's Guide
Sitting at the southern edge of the Cascade Range, Redding, California, has long been a literal hotbed for volcanic activity. Mt. Shasta lords over the horizon, Lassen Volcanic National Park sits an hour’s drive east, and millions of years of…
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7 Accessible Hikes in Redding, CA That Can Be Enjoyed By All Levels
Redding sits in—and is surrounded by—no shortage of natural beauty. No matter your level of hiking ability, you can find accessible trails throughout the region that make it easy to see those sights without a demanding, heart-pumping trek.
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An Empty Nester Guide to a Great Weekend in Redding
Family vacations don’t have to end when the kids leave home. With pleasant weather all year long, a busy calendar full of arts and culture events, and no shortage of outdoor adventure, Redding, California, is a great spot for an…
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A Fly Fishing Guide to Redding, CA
Situated along the Sacramento River and surrounded by mountains on three sides, Redding has fishing opportunities for multiple species in nearly every direction, and it has a fly-fishing and outdoor culture that makes the end of the day that much…
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300 Days of Sunshine: How to Embrace a Winter Escape in Redding, CA
From the rugged and richly forested Klamaths to the magnificent southern end of the Cascades, Redding’s gloriously scenic backyard has much to offer in the snowsports department—and beyond.
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8 Natural Wonders to Explore Around Redding, CA
Situated near the junction of several natural provinces—the Klamath Mountains, the Coast Ranges, the Cascade Range, the Great Basin, and the Central Valley—Redding, California, makes an awesome jumping-off point for nature enthusiasts.
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An Insider's Guide to Year-Round Adventures On and Around Shasta Lake
Sitting less than 30 minutes from the heart of Redding, Shasta Lake is a gem of northern California. No matter the season, here’s an insider’s guide to year-round adventure on the water.
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10 Redding Adventures to Enjoy in the Fall
Known for its proximity to Mt. Shasta and Lassen Volcanic National Park, Redding has easily accessible recreation opportunities that include a river running through town, hundreds of miles of hiking trails, and a thriving fly-fishing community.
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Exploring the Wonders of Lassen Volcanic National Park
Less than an hour’s drive from Redding, Lassen Volcanic National Park features the 10,457-foot-tall Lassen Peak, but that’s only one (magnificent) attraction of many here.
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5 Stellar Trail to Ale Pairings In and Around Redding, CA
So as you plot your next outdoor adventure, here are five top picks for trail-to-tavern pairings in and around the heart of Shasta County, California.
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Make sure to explore these 9 Famously Redding icons on your trip to Redding
We know how traveling to another city can be overwhelming. What is there to see? What should you see? Where to go? All questions that race through your mind when traveling. To help you out, the Visit Redding team put…
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Take the Redding Adventure Challenge
Let's break away from the norm and try a new adventure. Or how about 14? With the Adventure Challenge -- Redding edition, we'll do all of the work for you on coming up with an adventure. All you have to…
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Your Guide to the Best Kayaking in Redding, CA
You’ll find a wide variety of kayaking opportunities in and around Redding, but here are a few favorites that should make the to-do list for any visitor to the area.
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MoJoBella Fly Fishing
Steve Crosetti was born and raised in the Bay Area, but grew up hunting and fishing the local waters and lands of the North State for 20 years. In 2003, Steve moved his young family to Redding in pursuit of a better life closer to his fly fishing passion. Steve… More Information
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Palo Cedro, CA
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… More Information
Hwy 89/Ski Park Rd,
Mt. Shasta, CA
Mule Ridge and Swasey Trails
Trails of varying length for hiking and mountain biking provide great views of Lassen Peak, Mount Shasta, wildflowers, streams, and gold mining encampments. Reccomended loops include Escalator, Meiner's Loop, Wintu Loop, Mule Mountain Pass, and the Mule Ridge Trails. More Information
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Redding, CA
NorCal Fishing Guides
Welcome and thank you for visiting NorCal Fishing Guides! It doesn't matter if you are new to fly fishing or an experienced angler, the legendary North State waters have something to offer everyone. At NorCal Fishing Guides, we offer float trips as well as raft or walk-in. Our state is… More Information
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North Country Raft Rental
Rent quality rafts and equipment for a scenic float down the Sacramento River from Redding to Anderson. It's fun and easy--beginners welcome! More Information
7630 Pit Road,
Redding, CA
Oak Bottom Marina
The Oak Bottom Marina provides everything you need to enjoy your favorite outdoor recreational activity. Whether you bring your own boat or rent a deck cruiser or fishing boat from the Marina, you'll experience an enjoyable day at the lake. More Information
12485 State Highway 299 W,
Whiskeytown, CA
Old Bridge Rafting
Northern California Rafting for Everyone! If you’re looking for rafting or kayaking in Northern California then Trinity County and Old Bridge Rafting has it all right here on the Trinity River, and Lewiston Lake! Old Bridge Rafting operates, by permit from the BLM, on the Trinity River from Lewiston down as… More Information
4428 Lewsiton Road,
Lewiston, CA
On Water Yoga
Join experienced and certified SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboard) and SUP Yoga Instructor Audrey DeLong for a fun, outdoor, SUP yoga class or lesson! More Information
Various bodies of water,
Redding, CA
Paradise Meadow
This scenic trail climbs gradually along a creek to a cliff encompassed meadow. The trail begins on the west side of Hat Lake. Small side trails lead to the lake edge which offers excellent views of the south side of Lassen Peak. After a half mile, the trail beings to… More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy,
Mineral, CA
Parkview Trail
The Parkview Trail is a 10’ wide concrete trail connecting the Parkview neighborhood and City Hall to open space adjacent to the Sacramento River. More Information
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Redding, CA
Phantom Falls
Phantom Falls is the most intriguing of many similar waterfalls on Table Mountain. This waterfall cascades off a cliff and into the canyon deep below where trees in the canyon hide the base. The cliff face gradually falls inward to a cave/ abandoned mine shaft as it reaches the canyon… More Information
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Oroville, CA
Phil's Propellers
We are Northern California's largest full service propeller repair facility and retail fishing tackle store, including marine propellers, electronics and trolling motors. More Information
3037 Twin View Blvd,
Shasta Lake, CA
Piety Hill Loop
Stunning views of Clear Creek Canyon and the Sacramento Valley await anyone who takes this beautiful loop trail at any time of the year. Much of the trail is within open grasslands and oak woodlands which enhances vista opportunities. More Information
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Redding, CA
Pit River
The 207 mile Pit River flows northeast of Redding, originating in the Modoc National Forest and crossing the Cascade Range before emptying into Shasta Lake by way of Montgomery Creek. If you want to work for your catch, the Pit River should be on your list. Its swift, deep water… More Information
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Fall River Mills, CA
Potem Falls
Potem Falls runs into the Pit River which flows into Shasta Lake and is accessible by trail. This waterfall lies in a deep canyon and reaches 45 feet from its base. Enjoy swimming in the pool at the base during the summer months, and don't forget to check out the… More Information
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Montgomery Creek, CA
Redding Jet Boat Tours
Jet Boat Tours Offering daily jet boat tours. Departing from Redding's famous Sundial Bridge, the only glass bridge of its kind in the United States, located on California's longest river, the Sacramento River. We will take you on a scenic jet boat ride, aboard our custom built… More Information
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Redding, CA
Redding Yacht Club
Welcome to Redding California's only Community Sailing Center. Located near beautiful Redding, CA, our organization offers access to sailing for everyone who has the desire to sail. Disabled, Young, Old, we promote and try to accommodate everyone. More Information
3141 Howard Dr.,
Redding, CA
Ridge Lakes
This steep climb up a forested ridge rewards hikers with two small alpine lakes cradled in a basin between Brokeoff Mountain and Mount Diller. The beginning of the trail winds through ferns, grasses and wildflowers including Mules Ear, Indian Paintbrush and Lupine. Stops along the way provide glimpses of the… More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy,
Mineral, CA
River Dancers Rafting & Kayaking
Come join our river family and experience the adventure and fun of white water rafting and kayaking in California with River Dancers. We run trips on the Klamath, Sacramento, Trinity, and Cal-Salmon Rivers which offer rafting and kayaking runs from the mellow and relaxing to the truly adventurous. Whether you… More Information
705 Kenneth Way,
Mt. Shasta, CA
River Pursuit Guide Service
River Pursuit Guide Service is a full-time Sacramento River fishing guide service operating in Northern CA. We are US Coast Guard licensed, bonded, fully insured, licensed with Fish and Game since 2002, and permitted for our operating areas.We offer jet boat fishing trips for salmon and striper with room for… More Information
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River Romance
Whether you're looking for a romantic cruise for two or a scenic trip for up to seven friends and family members, River Romance Cruises welcomes you to join us as we guide you down the Sacramento River, under the glass-bottom Sundial Bridge and past Turtle Bay Exploration Park. More Information
2030 Marlene Court,
Redding, CA
Rock Creek Falls
This waterfall can be found on an unmarked trail that hugs Rock Creek, follow the trail to find a Cascade waterfall. This waterfall is easily accessible. More Information
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Oroville, CA
Root Creek Falls
Root Creek Falls is a highlight of Castle Crags State park, spilling 500+ feet over the granite Castle Dome. Access the falls off of Root Creek Trail. More Information
Castle Crags State Park,
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Sac River Guide
We pride ourselves on our Professionalism, Originality, and our Knowledgeable, Top Guides on the River. We set the standards. Don't be confused by the rest. We are Northern California's Top Guide Service specializing in Salmon Fishing, Trout Fishing, & Steelhead Fishing. Kirk has grown up fishing and hunting, and has… More Information
Rivers,
Redding, 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

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