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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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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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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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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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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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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
Redding, California, makes the ideal jumping-off point to explore the region, providing easy access to the outdoors so you can enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer. Likewise, getting to Redding couldn’t be any easier, as I-5 runs right through…
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10 Extreme Adventures to Try on Your Next Trip to Redding, CA
There’s no shortage of water or mountain activities in the Redding area, but here are a few of the top activities that will get your blood pumping. Of course, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the region in a…
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6 Can't-Miss Outdoor Experiences That You Can Only Have in Redding, California
Located just three and a half hours from the Bay Area, Redding is an excellent place for visitors to get a good night’s rest before exploring all the region has to offer during the day. Right off I-5 with easy…
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The Ultimate Guide to Lake & Water Life in Redding
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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
Salt Creek Trail
This trail connects the Westside Trail system to the Middle Creek Trail. You must hike/bike up Valpariso Street to the Westside Trail within the subdivision. From there you can access the Mary lake trailhead. Old mining features are found along the trail. See steel and rainbow trout when the creeks… More Information
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Redding, CA
Shackleford Falls
Shackleford Falls is a very easy going waterfall that travels down a sloping hill with pools throughout. The trail crosses three parts of the creek, so plan to get wet or go before the rainy season. This waterfall is easily accessible by trail. More Information
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Fort Jones, CA
Shasta Lake
Shasta Lake--keystone of the Central Valley Water Project--is the largest manmade reservoir in California, offering over 360 miles of shoreline when full. The rugged country, varied shoreline, and sheer size of Shasta Lake tend to break the lake into different areas, each with its own opportunities, moods, and settings. … More Information
14225 Holiday Road,
Redding, CA
Shasta Marina Resort
Shasta Marina Resort is a full service Marina. You will find Gas, Ice and a Convenience Store, where we offer Souvenirs, stylish Clothing, such as Rusty Shirts and Shorts, Reef Sandals and Aaron Chang Board Shorts. We have Wakeboard Rentals & Sales, Bait & Tackle, Beer, Wine, Soda and Snacks… More Information
18390 O'Brien Inlet Road,
Lakehead, 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
Silverthorn Resort & Marina
Silverthorn Resort rents patio boats, wakeboard boats, fishing boats, kayaks, paddleboards, and jet skis. More Information
16250 Silverthorn Road,
Redding, CA
Siskiyou Ice Rink
Siskiyou Ice Rink is located in Shastice Park in the City of Mt. Shasta, at the foot of beautiful, majestic, snow-covered Mt. Shasta. If you’re lucky you may even catch the mountain under a full moon. The rink is 85 feet wide and 185 feet long – the same size… More Information
800 Rockfellow Dr.,
Mt. Shasta , CA
SkySki
We build and provide the best quality Hydrofoils for all levels of riders at affordable prices. We are a full manufacturing facility; we manufacture our SkySkis and much more! Contact us to try one out, we rent them out also! More Information
4777 Caterpillar Rd,
Redding, CA
Sports LTD
Redding Sports Ltd is located in beautiful Northern California. We carry a large inventory of gear and apparel for skiing, snowboarding, camping, cycling, climbing and hiking. Visit our store in Redding California just off of Interstate 5 in Shasta County. We are open 7 days a week. More Information
950 Hilltop Drive,
Redding, CA
Sportsman's Warehouse
Whether your passion is hunting, fishing, camping, backpacking or shooting, it's important to have the right equipment when you head into the great outdoors. Quality gear gives you the edge you need to perform well and enjoy the journey. That's why Sportsman's Warehouse carries only top-quality, brand-name products for the… More Information
1659 Hilltop Drive,
Redding, CA
Subway Cave
Subway Cave is an unusually easy lava tube to explore, at 1,300 feet (1/3 mile) long, and with ample headroom and a rubble-free floor. The U.S. Forest Service has installed concrete stairs, a trail from the parking lot, and interpretive signs explaining the origins of the cave. This is the… More Information
Hwy 89/Hwy 44,
Old Station, CA
Sweetbriar Falls
This waterfall displays a beautiful array of white water cascading over boulders and is visible from the bridge by the railroad tracks on the Sweetbrier exit off Interstate 5. More Information
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Sweetbriar, CA
Terminal Geyser
Continues from Boiling Springs then follows the Pacific Crest Trail. Drops steeply to a clearing where steam runs over a steam vent. (Not a true geyser.) More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy,
Mineral, CA
Terrace, Shadow, and Cliff Lakes
These three jewels lie in cirques under the north base of Reading Peak, and are not difficult to reach. For the photographer they present plenty of contrasting colors, for the naturalist a variety of trees, flowers, birds, and animal life. From the sign at the highway the trail descends rapidly. The… More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy,
Mineral, CA
The Bike Shop
The Bike Shop is a family owned business that was established in 1978. Throughout the years the Coopers have helped people select their child's first bicycle and help introduce riders to the extensive trail system our area has to offer. The Bike Shop has assisted athletes in achieving their goals,… More Information
3331 Bechelli Lane,
Redding, CA
The Cascades
This waterfall is one of two on this creek and is four times the size of the Kings Creek Falls . The Cascades begins at a meadow and falls down several small ledges to a drop of 53 feet. It then picks up speed to slide down a steep… More Information
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Klamath National Forest , CA
The Chain Gang
Established in 1975, the Chain Gang Bike Shop has been an integral part in the growth of a friendly bicycle oriented community in Redding. We do not specialize in any specific type of bike, but support all types of cycling. We sponsor many local bike events and are devout advocates… More Information
1540 Division Street,
Redding, CA
The Fly Shop
Redding is the proud home of The Fly Shop - the nation's #1 source for fly fishing tackle and guide services. This small, indiscrete shop just off the interstate is the largest commercial fly distributor in the world! More Information
4140 Churn Creek Road,
Redding, CA
The Hermit's Hut
We are an outdoor gear store specializing in mountaineering, climbing, snowboarding, skiing, camping, backpacking, hiking, arborist, rescue, and tactical equipment. You can shop at our physical location in Redding, California or online at www.hermitshut.com. In addition, we have a sister business operating out of the same location called American Rescue Equipment. More Information
3184 Bechelli Lane,
Redding, CA
Three Sisters Trail
This trail follows a series of collapsed lava tube trenches as it meanders through a juniper and sagebrush wilderness area. You can easily turn this trail into a 10 mi (16 km) loop by connecting to the Missing Link and Bunchgrass trails. Trailhead can be accessed from the A-loop of… More Information
1 Indian Well HQ,
Tulelake, CA
Trinity River
At 165 miles long, the Trinity River is the longest tributary of the Klamath River. It flows north west of Redding and is designated a National Wild and Scenic River. The Trinity is known for its runs of salmon and steelhead; the king salmon are available mid-July through October, when… More Information
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Weaverville, CA
Trinity River National Scenic Byway
Highway 299 was designated the "Trinity Scenic Byway" in October, 1991. The Theme of the route, "From the Valley Oaks to the Redwood Coast" was chosen by the Forest Service to feature the wide variety of plant and animal life that exists in the various climates zones along the highway.… More Information
Hwy 299,
Redding, CA
Trinity River Rafting
Flowing out of the majestic Trinity Alps, the Trinity River offers superb whitewater. Inspired by our crystal clear water, exceptional guaranteed flows, and sunny 90 degree temperatures, you will undoubtedly decide that this is your summer for a whitewater rafting adventure in Northern California. Trinity River Rafting has been… More Information
Hwy 299W,
Big Flat, CA
Turtle Bay East Trail
Accesible via a concrete section west of the Sacramento River Trail. Also accessible form the north end of Bechelli. This 80 acre open space has one mile of Sacramento River frontage. More Information
844 Sundial Bridge Drive,
Redding, CA

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