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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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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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10 Kid-Friendly Outdoor Adventures in Redding, CA
Tucked away at the top of California in the Shasta-Cascade region, Redding is a great spot to take your kids for an outdoor family adventure. Parents will find lakes, rivers, hiking trails, culture, and gold-mining history a-plenty—all ready to be…
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10 Lakes, Rivers, Pools, and Swimming Holes Where You Can Cool Off in Redding, CA
The variety of options for getting in the water to beat the heat in Redding, CA makes this city a great spot for families and outdoor adventurers in the summertime.
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10 Things to do for $10 or less when visiting Redding
Let’s face it, when we travel, we want to enjoy attractions and things to do wherever it is that we go. But sometimes we want to stretch our dollars as far as we can. Luckily for you, Redding has plenty…
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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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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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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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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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Middle Creek Trail
“Stand and deliver!” Find the spot of the notorious Wells Fargo stage robbery by the dastardly Ruggles brothers. Look for stone walls from the original construction of that route within the picturesque and rugged Middle Creek canyon. Ride into the town of Old Shasta (go west on 299 ¼ mile)… More Information
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Redding, CA
Middle McCloud River Falls
This is the middle of three levels of the McCloud River Falls and is the largest and most impressive with a 44 foot drop providing a magnificent view. This waterfall is one of the widest in California at 120 feet, creating a veil of white water during spring and reducing… More Information
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McCloud , CA
Mill Creek Falls
Mill Creek is one of Lassen's many waterfalls. The trail to the falls rises and falls through the red fir forest to an overlook of the falls. Continue across the creek to reach the top of the falls. Trailhead behind the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Amphitheater. More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy,
Mineral, CA
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 is… 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
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 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

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